GORHAM – Allison G. “Allie” Beahm, 41, of Quail Ridge Drive, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, after a battle with cancer. She was born March 9, 1968, in Portsmouth, N.H., a daughter of Richard C. Broadbent and Barbara L. (Hatch) Broadbent, and was the loving wife of Raymond Mark Beahm. She was a graduate of the University of South Florida. Allie often stated her occupation as “just a mom.” There was not any greater honor for her than raising her two boys, Doug and Matt. They were her constant focus. She volunteered in the Gorham schools, watching them and many other children grow up through the years. Allie loved sports, in particular baseball: the Seadogs and the Red Sox. She threw endless pitches to Doug and Matt on summer days, fine tuning their swing. She enjoyed attending many Sea Dogs games in the summer with her family, and instilled her love of collecting baseball cards with her sons, who learned all the players and their stats. Her sons were often amazed at her baseball knowledge. One of her favorite hobbies was Creative Memories. She loved spending time with friends, chatting, eating and arranging family and friend photos. These were the times she would just relax. She truly looked forward to being with her friends, and especially looked forward to pool parties at home, whether it be with family, friends or the kids’ sports teams. For her, a pool full of kids having fun made her smile. Her warm smile could brighten any room. Allie never let her health issues define who she was as a person. She always had a positive attitude, and was always pleasant even during the toughest times. She lived by the saying, “live, love and laugh.” Survivors include her loving husband, Raymond; her two sons, Douglas R. and Matthew R. Beahm of Gorham; her father and mother, Richard and Barbara Broadbent of York; her sister, Sarah Gerbino and her husband, Peter and their children, Ashlea and Abby, of York; her brother, William Broadbent and his wife, Peregrine, of York; sister-in-law, Susan Dugal and her husband, Michael and their children, Gabrielle, Allison and Nathaniel, of Limestone; brother-in-law, Andrew Beahm and his sons, David and Mark Beahm and stepson, Matthew Williams, of Portland; brother-in-law, James Beahm and his wife, Kristen and their sons, Jim and Chris, of Westbrook; sister-in-law, Joela Vandenberg and her husband, Rick and their children, Jackson and Lily, of Berwick; brother-in-law, Richard Beahm and his wife, Cathy and their children, Lindsey and Spencer, of Henniker, N.H.; and her mother-in-law, Beatrice Beahm of Limestone. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to special friends, and appreciation to the community of Gorham, especially to the GYSA U-13 soccer team and Cook’s Hardware baseball team for their love and support during Allie’s illness. Calling hours will be 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, where a funeral service will begin at noon. Burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery, Wells. If desired, the family encourages donations in Allie’s memory to York High School for a memorial fund being established in Allison’s name. Donations may be sent to the Allison Broadbent Beahm Memorial Fund, care of York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Drive, York, ME 03909. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel. www.bibberfuneral.com
ALLISON G. ‘ALLIE’ BEAHM
Posted Dec. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m.