Emma M. Beland

A beloved and devoted wife and mother has been reunited in heaven with her husband Robert H. Beland, stillborn son Robert H. Beland, Jr., loved ones and friends.

Emma was one of seven children born to Walter and Ethel Lucas in Alameda. She worked for a prestigious brokerage firm in San Francisco and was known to handle the investment portfolio of Joan Crawford.

Alongside her husband Robert, they raised two daughters in Newark, Calif., for 14 years until they relocated to Fresno. It was there she returned to the workforce finishing her career at the age of 75 when she retired from Blue Cross. 

Emma loved entertaining, decorating and gardening, saying she did her best praying there. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and concern for others. Her death has left a hole in the hearts of those who knew her. 

Emma leaves behind two daughters, Jeanette Beland and Andrea Marshall; son in law, Dr. Daniel Marshall; sisters, Beverly Splan and Betty Spingola and sister in law, Anne Beland. She is also survived by nieces: Marie Tapia, Laurie Mari, Claire Splan, Kerrin Beland, Kelli Proctor and Nephew Tanjore Splan; many great-nieces and -nephews; grandchildren: Chrissy McCormick, Michael Marshall and Sarah Linden and great-grandchildren: Hunter McCormick, Hayden McCormick, Jayden Marshall Martinez, Noah Buckley, Tristan Marshall and Gemma Marshall. 

Honoring Emma’s wishes there will be a private burial.

Please see the full obituary for Emma Beland at www.youngsfuneralhome.org.