Carrie Michelle Beard, 44, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Carrie was born on Feb. 15, 1969, in Indianapolis, to Dr. Daniel and the late Judith Cooper, of Zionsville. She graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis with the class of 1986 and continued her education at Indiana University, graduating with a degree in English education.
On July 13, 1991, she was married to Mike Beard in Lebanon. He survives.
Carrie worked for Key Benefit Insurance Company in Indianapolis until the time of her diagnosis of multiple myeloma cancer in 2011. Prior to that, she worked for Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman law firm in Indianapolis.
Carrie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, photography and attending sporting events. Her love for football was exceptional as she followed her coach husband, player son, and cheerleader daughter up and down the sidelines. She was a devoted wife, mother, sibling, and friend to all.
Along with her husband, survivors include two children, Matthew Beard and Katie Beard, both of Lebanon; her father, Dr. Daniel F. Cooper of Zionsville; four brothers, Brad Cooper of Franklin, Jason Cooper and wife, Holly, of Zionsville, Barrett Cooper and wife, Daiva, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carter Cooper and wife, Erica, of Longmont, Colo.; a sister, Meredith Healy and husband, P.J., of Lewis Center, Ohio; an aunt, Carol Browning and husband, Ron, of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Carrie was preceded in death by her mother, Judith A. Cooper, and a sister, Leah Cooper.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Lebanon Christian Church, 610 West 250 North, where Carrie was a member.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the church, with Pastor Lee Faust officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Zionsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center, c/o IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266–0245.
Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, is handling the arrangements, and online condolences may be made at myersmortuary.com.