PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA—A memorial service for Ananda Sage Beem, 22, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Hope Lutheran Church, 1750 SE Lennard Rd., in Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34952. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time.

Ananda passed away on Dec. 23, in Jefferson County, Illinois due to a traffic accident traveling to Marshalltown, Iowa for Christmas. 

She was born in Ames, Iowa to Dennis and Kristi (Shepard) Beem.

Ananda grew up traveling the United States living in 42 states from Park City, Utah to Glen Rose, Texas. Ananda, along with her brother and sister, enjoyed going with and helping their dad at work. Later she moved with her family to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she graduated from Port St. Lucie High School in 2014.

In 2014, she began dating Jeff Badini of Port St. Lucie and he became the love of her life. Their favorite activity was attending concerts together.

After high school, Ananda worked for JCPenney in Jensen Beach and attended Indian River State College. 

At heart, Ananda was a country girl who enjoyed fishing, traveling, the beach, and being outdoors.

Throughout her journeys, Ananda made lifelong friends wherever she went. She was popular, funny, kind, generous, and outgoing. Despite the many people whose lives she touched, her best friends throughout life remained her brother, Emory and sister, Jaden.

Ananda Sage Beem is survived by herparents, Dennis and Kristi (Shepard) Beem of Port St. Lucie, Florida; sister, Jaden Beem of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother, Emory Beem of Port St. Lucie Florida; grandparents, James and Sara Beem of Port St. Lucie, Florida and John and Carolyn Haney, Dale and Deb Shepard, and Don and Paula Smith, all of Marshalltown, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her family will miss her immensely.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ananda Beem Memorial Fund.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.