BEAM, Rheaviana Wilson

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Last Name
Given Names
Rheaviana Wilson
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Millwood, Kentucky
Family Tree
  Beam Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Jack Lovell Beam
Jack Arnold Beam, Eleanor Marie Beam, Joyce Ann Parks; (adopted) Deanna (Diane) Kay Wilkinson, aka Deanna Kay Moton; (adopted) Joseph Leo Helle III (Joe Beam)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California 94117
Residence (JT)
Cottage 35
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Practical nurse (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-28a); LVN, bookkeeping, makes household products, purchasing, planning (LJ memo); care home manager (Maaga)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Procurement (Outreach) (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4b); Management (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4a); Soap Manufacturing (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4d); Business Dept (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ee)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Planning Commission; Jonestown store (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
“We called her Ravena Beam. She was the wife of Jack Beam and a ball of fire. Ravena was my guardian while I was pregnant with my son Jakari. Joe worked nights, so I went to stay at her and Jack's house at night in the last couple of weeks before my due date. She fed me well and we would talk about her life when she was young and just about life. Ravena did not take any mess off of anyone. She was very outspoken. One night I went to the bathroom and my water broke. Hearing me scream she ran into the bathroom. I was in shock, somehow i missed the part that I was going to wet on myself. She told me what had happened and gave me a towel. She called Joe at work and Jack beam. Joe got there first and we went to the hospital. Ravena was famous for her peanut butter fudge. Peace and Blessings ” - Leslie Cathey(Wilson)

Rheaviana Beam: A Kaleidoscope Of Parts ” - Laura Johnston Kohl

“I read the story made by Laura Johnston Kohl. You sound like you would have made a wonderful grandma for your grandkids. You are loved and you are missed. Enjoy heaven & rest in peace. ” - Anonymous