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Phyllis DeJong Beswick, 91, of Lebanon, Ind., a former employee of Albright-Knox Art Gallery and a resident of Buffalo from 1934 through 1991, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) in Manor Health Care-North, Indianapolis, after an illness of six weeks.

She was born and reared in Hospers, Iowa, where her father, the late Conrad F. DeJong, served as mayor. She was a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., and taught high school Latin and English in Arizona before moving to Chicago and then to Buffalo.

Mrs. Beswick worked for the American Red Cross during World War II while her husband, Dr. William F. Beswick, served as an Army surgeon. She moved to Lebanon in December 1991 to make her home with her daughter, Valley, and son-in-law, Charles Eaton, formerly of Buffalo.

Other survivors include a son, William F. Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Hazel Bynes of Evansville, Ill.; and several grandchildren.

She will be buried Tuesday in Forest Lawn. A family service will be held in the spring.


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