Born April 21, 1930, in Chilhowie, Va., she was preceded in death by her parents, John William Lewis and Lady Maupin Lewis; her brothers, James Lewis and William Lewis; and her husband of 49 years, George L. Beamer Jr.
She is survived by four sons, George L. Beamer III (Yali); John L. Beamer of Christiansburg; James W. Beamer (Betsy) of Henrico, Va.; and Richard B. Beamer (Amy) of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a beloved grandmother to George L. Beamer IV, James Beamer (Feiyu), Elisabeth Beamer, John Beamer (Kimberly), Rachel Harvey (Scott), Katelyn Beamer, Laura Beamer, Anna Beamer, Jessica Beamer, and Julie Beamer. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Ainsleigh and Mason Harvey and Elaina Beamer.
She was a proud graduate of Virginia Intermont College and Radford College. She was a long-time teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools, ending her career as an earth science teacher at Christiansburg Middle School. Libby was an active member of Christiansburg Presbyterian Church and held many positions there through the years, including deacon and ruling elder. She was very involved in Presbyterian Women at the local level and served the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery as moderator. She had a particular place in her heart for the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands in Wytheville and served on the Board of Directors there.
She also served on the Boards of Directors of Sunnyside Presbyterian Home in Harrisonburg, Va., and the Montgomery County Regional Hospital. Libby was active in the Christiansburg Book Club for over 40 years, and was a member of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, the Montgomery County Republican Women’s Club, and the Virginia Republican State Central Committee. She was appointed by former Governor George Allen to the Virginia Board on Aging.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 17, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home, 1300 North Franklin St. in Christiansburg. A memorial service will be held at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands, P.O. Box 545, Wytheville, VA 24832 or Christiansburg Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 107 W. Main St., Christiansburg VA 24073.