Remembering Gladys Cole Beebe

Gladys Cole Beebe, 92, of Alexandria, LA, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Visitation will be at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 22, at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria, immediately followed by funeral services at 2 pm. Services will be officiated by Reverend Darian Hosch. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, where she will rest next to her beloved husband.

Gladys Cole was born in Alexandria, LA, to Clem and Catherine Cole on May 5, 1930. She was the youngest of twelve children. Gladys attended Rosenthal elementary and Bolton High School. She married her soulmate, Dr. Harold Beebe, on January 23, 1950. While Harold attended Loyola Dental School in New Orleans, Gladys worked at the phone company. After moving back to Alexandria, she helped Harold as a dental assistant at his practice and later did the billing when they started Business Management Services. Dr. and Mrs. Beebe were the owners and operators of the first home health agency in Louisiana, Professional Home Health, which has been in business for over 50 years, serving numerous locations throughout the state.

Gladys enjoyed dedicating her time to serving in the Junior League and Dental Auxiliary. Harold and Gladys were avid golfers and loved watching golf and LSU football games together. However, she stated that her most significant accomplishment in life was marrying her soul mate Harold and having her three daughters. She was also incredibly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, and eight sisters.

Gladys is survived by her three daughters, Cheri Crouch and husband, Joe, of Alexandria, Gail Smith and husband, Greg, of Austin, TX, and Lisa Grubbs and husband, Hal of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson and husband, Keith, of Athens, GA, Lance Smith and wife, Crissy, of Austin, TX, Candace Leak and husband, Tim, of Austin, TX, Grace Rumbley of New Orleans, Jessica Holmes and husband, Scotty, of Alexandria, and Jason Grubbs and wife, Kelly, of Atlanta, GA; and seven great-grandchildren: Cole Leak, Elsa Rumbley, Cydney Leak, Easton Holmes, Silas Rumbley, Brielle Smith, and Madison Holmes.

Rene Birabent, Jason Grubbs, Scotty Holmes, Tim Leak, Cole Leak, Greg Smith, and Lance Smith will be pallbearers. Keith Johnson is an honorary pallbearer.

The family is incredibly grateful to all those that have provided loving and compassionate care to Mrs. Beebe. Those include but are not limited to Sherry Spivey, Sally Orlando, and Hand in Hand Hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care. We would also like to include all of her fabulous sitters-Jennie Ashworth, Kim Craig, Rhonda Gray, Jolene Harper, Alexis Kline, Ann Russ, and Carolyn Wilson.