Don Beeler

Profile Updated: June 28, 2017
Don Beeler
Residing In: San Antonio, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Virginia
Occupation: Retired Hospital Administrator
Children: I have been married for 48 years to Virginia, a wonderful woman I met while attending TCU in Ft. Worth, More…Texas. Virginia has worked both in the public sector of education interspersed with periods in which she devoted her fulltime efforts to raising our two marvelous children while contributing countless hours in volunteer organizations. And for the past 18 years, Virginia has served as Associate Head/Academics at San Antonio Academy, a private all-boys school, PreK through 8th grade.

We have two adult children, both of whom also graduated from TCU. Our son, Steven, born 1974, serves as physician development administrator
and outreach for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, Texas, and Allyson, born 1977, along with her husband, Frank, relocated from San Antonio to the Bay Area in California in December 2013 so that Frank could start a new job where he now serves as Director, Strategic Sourcing, Global Supply for GAP, Inc. and Allyson serves as Director of Sourcing, Seasrs and Kmart Apparel. We are now blessed with two grandchildren, Frank Phillip, born on January 5th, 2012 and Joshua Donald who was born in California on March 28, 2014.
Military Service: US Army (Medical Service Corps)  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Following graduation from WGHS I attended TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas where I received both my BA and MBA degrees. I served in the Army Reserves as a field medic and later as an MSC officer prior to attending Trinity University in San Antonio where I received my MS degree in healthcare administration. I subsequently completed my required year-long residency at Santa Rosa Hospital (San Antonio) where I began a very rewarding 38 year long career in hospital/healthcare administration with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio and Houston, sponsors of CHRISTUS Health.

My last 7 years were spent at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, where I both began and ended my healthcare career, separated by service as an EVP in a startup corporate office in SA, COO in Beaumont, CEO in Texarkana and ending as CEO at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, from which I retired in February 2010. While filled with many challenges, my career in healthcare administration was complete with many rewards, most of all the terrific individuals and colleagues I had the privilege of working with, not the least of which were the religious sponsors of the system(s) in which I served. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of serving on countless professional and community boards throughout my career and was honored to receive the Earl Collier Award for Administrative Excellence from the Texas Hospital Association and the Star Award from the THA HOSPAC in 2010.

While most of my time has been filled with family and my career, we have enjoyed extensive traveling both internationally and throughout the U.S. We are long time ticket season holders for TCU football games and are rabid San Antonio Spur fans. And I still enjoy my annual downhill skiing trips that help “keep me in shape”. My hope and prayer for the future is that my family can continue to enjoy the wonderful heath that we’ve been blessed with and that we have the opportunity to see our grandsons, and hopefully other grandchildren grow into young adults. Virginia and I continue to be active in the same church where we were married 48 years ago as well as on numerous NFP boards where I continue my service to our city.

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Feb 01, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Sharyn. Hope you are doing well.

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Congratulations Homer on being selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. What a great honor and recognition for your outstanding career.

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Posted on: Jan 13, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Only 7 days until the big 75th?? Hard to believe, isn't it? I follow you in about 7 months. Love the pictures that you post and that I never get tired of seeing. BTW, how far are you from North Lake Tahoe??

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Jan 13, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Happy birthday my long time friend of years past. Hope you and your family are doing well and that you all are celebrating this special day!! Take care!!!

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Posted on: Oct 15, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Happy early birthday, Susan. Guess you're catching up with most of your classmates!

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Sep 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Jim - Hope you had a great birthday yesterday. It was wonderful to see you & Carol, as well as all our other former classmates at the 55th. Take care, my friend.

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Jul 30, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday. We were in MX and returned late last night. Are you going to the 55th Reunion?

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Jul 05, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Have a great birthday, Jim.

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Posted on: Jan 25, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Better wish you an early Happy Birthday, just in case I forget!! BTW, did you get moved up a grade since you're so smart?? Hope you make it to the 55th Reunion.

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Posted on: Jan 21, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Jerre - I think you have my email address, etc. It's Now all I need to do is become more "active" on the WGHS class website. Wish I knew how to post my two young grandson's on it. By the way, do we have any former classmates that live in the Bay Area? I go there frequently to visit our daughter's family and esp. our 5 and 3 year old grandsons.

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Posted on: May 07, 2016 at 11:30 AM

the whole gang!
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Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Happy birthday, Richard!! Nine grandchildren? Wow! Bet that keeps you all busy.