Jordana “Jodi” Beebe, 50, most recently of Maynard MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday May 11th 2023 from brain cancer. She was surrounded by those who loved and cared for her. Ms. Beebe was born in New London CT to David Eugene Beebe of Putnam CT and Linda Machie of New London. She was raised in the New London area, attending school in Waterford CT. She also spent time in Phoenix and Tucson AZ, San Diego CA, and Portland OR before moving back to the East Coast to be closer to family in 2012.
After graduating in 1998 from the ELITE Program in the University of Arizona’s Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, she worked as a consumer advocate with the Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN) and its sister organization the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego. Most of her subsequent professional career was focused on some aspect of resource conservation or the utility energy efficiency industry. This included her work with CLEAResult on energy efficiency with San Diego Gas and Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon, and National Grid in Massachusetts. She also worked with Eversource in Massachusetts for several years. She was a volunteer board member with the New England chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, and program chair for the Maynard Community Gardeners.
Jodi is survived by her husband Mark Mayall, brother David Beebe of Mystic CT and his wife Candie Carroll-Beebe, her niece Samantha and nephew William, half-brother David E. Beebe of Niantic CT, aunts Jo Ann Bombaci of Essex CT and Gail Beausoleil of Quinebaug CT, and uncles John Machie of Skowhegan ME, Alan James of Danielson CT, Billy Machie of Chula Vista CA, and Raymond McCarthy of Terlton OK. She is also survived by many fantastic first and second cousins and her very close friends Rena Kirsch of Cambridge MA, Barbra DesLauriers of North Andover MA and Sarah DiGeronimo of Leominster MA.
Jodi enjoyed hiking, camping, gardening, trail running, sailing, SCUBA diving, all kinds of adventures, visiting new places, and traveling with Mark Mayall her partner of over 8 years. She was known to be a supporter of preserving natural habitat and was gravely concerned about climate change. She loved all animals especially her beloved cats including Zeek, Clark, Lewis, Scruffy and Pablo. Though she had a reputation for tenacity, courage and the ability to manage and complete complex projects, she was best known for her smile, good natured spirit, and the overflowing love and joy she shared with friends and family. Her keen sense of humor and wit will be missed by all who knew her.
Interment services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 20th at Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard (260 Great Road). Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jodi’s name to the Center for Biological Diversity, PO box 710, Tucson AZ 85702-0710 or the Maynard Community Gardeners, PO box 522 Maynard MA 01754.