Jun 23, 2019 Couples: Bubba and Angela Beason
HIM Bubba Beason
Native of: Alexandria, La.
Where did you grow up: Little Rock.
Education: Bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University.
Military service: USAF CMSgt (retired) 25-plus years.
Job: Co-owner of Old Arkansas Alarm Co., a VA certified veteran-owned small business.
Parents: Brenda Wood of Benton and the late Victor Beason.
Community activities: Founder and president of the Arkansas Run for the Fallen, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor Arkansans who have died in military service since Sept. 11, 2001, and to provide support to the families of these heroes.
Co-chair of the Beebe Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project dedicated in 2018 and board member for the Beebe Chamber of Commerce.
Hobbies/special interests: Tinkering with anything mechanical and working on old trucks.
How would you describe yourself: I would say that I am someone who doesn’t like repetitive tasks. I like change. I like new things. I like to think I’m easy going.
What is your motto: Be an American and not an American’t.
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: The people. Good friends. I like that it has a country feeling, but still close to everything you need.
HER Angela Beason
Native of: Warner Robins, Ga.
Education: Bachelor of science degree in math education, Berry College in Rome, Ga.; master of education degree in math education, Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
Job: Chair, Cabot High School Mathematics Department.
Why did you choose your vocation: I enjoy working with young people and making math easier to understand.
Parents: Fred and Phyllis Bolden.
Community activities: Board member for Arkansas Run for the Fallen; VFW Auxiliary.
Hobbies/special interests: Reading.
How would you describe yourself: Seeing the best in people.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I started college as a piano major.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Relaxing at home: Sunday afternoon naps.
What is your motto: Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: The people. The friends who feel like family.
Residents of: Beebe.
How we met: Angela had a summer job as a lifeguard at Robins Air Force Base, Bubba’s first duty assignment. One of the pools was right across the street from the dorm where he lived.
The proposal: Bubba asked my dad for permission and then put the ring on an Arkansas key chain and asked me to marry him.
Wedding bells: Dec. 31, 1994, Fort Valley, Ga.
Children: Christopher and Alyson.
Pets: Daisy and Macy.
Family activities enjoyed together: Just being home together. Honoring fallen heroes together at different events throughout the year (the Arkansas Run for the Fallen, Wreaths across America and other Gold Star Family events).