Kathryn Babcock Beard

Beard, Kathryn Babcock died Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at age 88. Kathryn, oldest child and daughter of Charles Beard and Marion Beard, was known to friends as Kathy and her close friends and family fondly as Aunt Tinker, Tinker, and/or Tink. She was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on March 28, 1933. She lived in New York until she moved to Minnesota to attend and graduate (1951) from St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, Minnesota. She studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1955) in Theatre from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia. After graduating college, she lived and worked in community theatre in Rochester, New York, before moving to Plymouth, Minnesota, where she lived most of her life. She worked as Court Division Supervisor for District Court, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Upon retiring, she split her time in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Plymouth, Minnesota. She volunteered at the Hennepin County Corrections Work House Women's Facility. She was a beloved sister and "Aunt" taking her nieces and several others on notorious 12-year-old trips. She is survived by her brother Charles Beard and, his wife, Suzanne Beard; her brother James Beard; her nieces and nephews, Patricia Beard-Mosher, Joan Kathryn Beard, Laura Beard, Kathryn Beard-Skulley, Meagan Beard-Giordano, Charles-Nicholas Beard, and Stephanie Beard; her great-nieces and great-nephews Rebeckah Mosher-Lui, Jacob Mosher, Hannah Mosher, Lauren Skulley IV, Claire Skulley, and Aaron Altman; her great-great niece, Clementine Liu; and her dear friend and cousin Mary Alice Volk-Hullsiek. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Ami Rubin and the Wealshire staff who cared for and loved Tinker. If desired, friends may make donations to Shattuck-St. Mary's School, Faribault, MN 55021, on behalf of Kathryn Babcock Beard. Celebration of Life is planned for Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, at 10:00 a.m. GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771