A World War II Navy veteran, A.W. Beever served in the Pacific Theater and sailed aboard the U.S.S. Larson. Mr. Beever was the loving father of Jeanne (Beever) Scott. After serving in the Navy he spent his years as a general contractor, and later relocated to the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, Lorraine, and their children. Having three children of their own and one adopted daughter (guess who!), they also fostered more than 65 children throughout their lives, a selfless act for which they received a Governor’s Citation.