Jean Miller
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2020-09-25
View Details
Miller, Jean
Robert Conrad
D: 2020-09-24
View Details
Conrad, Robert
Charles Vanner
B: 1952-02-10
D: 2020-09-22
View Details
Vanner, Charles
Thelma Ripley
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2020-09-21
View Details
Ripley, Thelma
John Druce
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Druce, John
Charles Bowden
B: 1933-05-09
D: 2020-09-14
View Details
Bowden, Charles
Raymond Dinsmore
B: 1923-08-24
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Dinsmore, Raymond
Johanna Demers
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Demers, Johanna
Michelle Creamer
B: 1963-12-27
D: 2020-09-02
View Details
Creamer, Michelle
Richard Kirkpatrick
B: 1946-08-04
D: 2020-09-02
View Details
Kirkpatrick, Richard
Christopher Anderson
B: 1962-01-22
D: 2020-09-02
View Details
Anderson, Christopher
Edward Hackett
B: 1956-06-28
D: 2020-08-31
View Details
Hackett, Edward
Robert George
B: 1937-09-10
D: 2020-08-30
View Details
George, Robert
Helen Pietila
B: 1921-10-21
D: 2020-08-28
View Details
Pietila, Helen
Annie Cleland
D: 2020-08-27
View Details
Cleland, Annie
Michael Bowden
B: 1958-06-27
D: 2020-08-25
View Details
Bowden, Michael
Russell "Al" Vorhis
B: 1944-10-24
D: 2020-08-25
View Details
Vorhis, Russell "Al"
Mary Hull
D: 2020-08-22
View Details
Hull, Mary
Orlene Wadsworth
B: 1934-07-27
D: 2020-08-22
View Details
Wadsworth, Orlene
Lee Powell
B: 1942-07-18
D: 2020-08-22
View Details
Powell, Lee
Glenn Barbour
D: 2020-08-20
View Details
Barbour, Glenn


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
Fax: 207-832-6346
Deborah Beam

Deborah Holmes Beam

Tuesday, February 14th, 1961 - Friday, January 10th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Deborah Beam, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Deborah Beam

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Deborah's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Deborah's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Deborah Holmes Beam, 58, of Edgecomb, Maine passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020, in the loving hands of her family at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. Her passing comes after a long and courageous battle with cancer and liver disease, a battle that she may not have won, but never let get between her and her life of love and service.

Debbie was born in Portland, Maine, on February 14, 1961, the daughter of Andrew and Nancy Holmes. She grew up in South Berwick, Maine, summering in East Boothbay, where two of her lifelong passions developed, singing and acting. She sang and performed in her high school, Berwick Academy’s, musical theater productions, later sang in her church choir at the Boothbay Congregational Church, and sang and performed in countless local theatre productions in venues such as the Lincoln Theatre in Damariscotta, Maine and the Carousel Music Theatre in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Music and theatre were always an integral part of her life; not only a place where she found great joy, but some of her most wonderful friendships as well. After high school, Debbie went on to attend Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

In 1984, she married James Beam of Edgecomb and began her life’s greatest work as a mother to her two daughters, Rebecca and Samantha, and as stepmother to Jim’s oldest daughter, Carrie. In addition to being a full time mother, she worked throughout her life at Gimbels of Maine, as well as numerous local restaurants including Maxfields, Bravo’s, and the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. When both of her daughters were old enough to attend school, she then began substitute teaching at the Edgecomb Eddy School where they were enrolled, and found her true passion and calling in life — working with children — specifically those with special needs.

Debbie continued to work at the Edgecomb Eddy School as an Education Technician for the next 27 years of her life. During that time, she worked in every classroom with various age groups. Wherever there was the greatest need is where she would be found. Debbie truly loved every moment of her job and every child that came through the door. She loved it so much that when others took a break during the summer, she stayed on to teach summer school. She truly viewed her coworkers as some of her dearest friends and loved being a part of the school “family” they had formed over the years.

Debbie had the uncanny ability to brighten every room she walked into and make everyone that was lucky enough to know her feel exceptionally special and loved. She truly was a person who not only lived by the “Golden Rule”, treating others as she would have wanted to be treated, but lived a life of total selflessness, always giving and caring for others before herself. She had the purest heart and kindest soul, and will be forever missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, James L. Beam of Edgecomb, Maine; children: daughters Rebecca Kash and husband Jason of Hampden, Maine; Samantha Hong and husband David of Benbrook, Texas; stepdaughter Carrie Wiechman, her husband Ben, and their children Grant and Amelia of Eagle, Nebraska; Father Andrew Holmes and wife Louise of Southport, Maine; Brothers: Mark Holmes and wife Alaine of Keene, New Hampshire; Peter Holmes of South Berwick, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edgecomb Eddy School to be used as a memorial fund that will award scholarships to Edgecomb Eddy School students to attend local vocal and theater programs.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit
Read Less

No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Deborah here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Gary and Lori Jackson and Margaret, Phil and Dot sent flowers to the family of Deborah Holmes Beam.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Esme McTighe, Niall and Petra Janney

Posted at 05:17pm
With much love to Sam and Becky, and all your family. Remember your Mom's love is always with you. Oxoxox Esme, Niall, Petra
Tree Image
3 trees were planted in the memory of Deborah Beam — Plant a Tree Now

Colleen Goodall

Posted at 02:50pm
God Bless you all

Colleen Goodall Posted at 02:53pm

(sorry, that didn't post the complete message). With much love and many wonderful memories of my days with Debbie

Elizabeth Norton

Posted at 10:46am
I am deeply saddened to read of Debbie"s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Betsy Norton

Gary and Lori Jackson

Posted at 06:42pm
We are thinking of you.
Flower Image

Gary and Lori Jackson purchased flowers for the family of Deborah Beam. Send Flowers


Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 04:24pm
ATTN: Carrie Wiechman & Family - Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Deborah Beam. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each