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Ardis Elaine Beeler (Johnson)

Apr 28, 1933 - Jul 08, 2021

Ardis Elaine Beeler (Johnson)

April 28, 1933 - July 08, 2021


Ardis Elaine Johnson Beeler, passed away at the age of 88, on July 8th, 2021. She and her loving husband Bill reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Ardie was born to Ed and May Johnson on April 28th, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Roosevelt High School. She considered her high school and college years as some of the happiest times of her life. She and Bill met their freshman year at Iowa State University, where Ardie earned her degrees in Nutrition and Education. After graduation, she taught at Menlo High School in Menlo, Iowa. She later worked at Peter Kiewit in Omaha, Nebraska. Ardie and Bill married in 1956 and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed raising their three children.

Always active in her community, she was on the Board of the Omaha Children's Hospital, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and the Junior League. Ardie was involved at every level and always on the Welcoming Committees of PEO, Assistance League of Las Vegas, and The Terraces. She enjoyed hiking, camping, and entertaining with her friends and members at the Property, a wilderness retreat in rural Iowa. She enjoyed decorating, gardening, bridge, testing recipes, entertaining, travel, and watching the Phoenix Suns. They traveled extensively throughout their lives and her favorite trips were to Rome, Italy, and following the Lewis and Clark trail (twice). When they moved to the Southwest, she worked alongside Bill for the Western division of Wilson-Rogers and commuted weekly between homes in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Long Beach. After retirement, they enjoyed their home on Mt. Charleston, NV with family and friends.

Ardie is survived by her soulmate, Bill Beeler, Children: Bill Beeler (Jackie) of Redlands, CA, Cindy Huerter (Chris) of Omaha, and Lisa Minker (Alan) of Phoenix; her grandchildren: Kim (Alex) Mueller, Jack (Claire) Huerter, Beth Huerter, Maddie (Zach) Bonnstetter, & Brooke Huerter, Gabby & Jack Beeler, Katie & Nick Minker. Great-grandchildren: Reese, Ava, Nolan & Luke Mueller, Lucy & Cal Huerter. She is also survived by her brother Neil (Judy) Johnson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Omaha, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers please donate to


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