Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Beachs in:
 • Garrett Cemetery
 • Delta
 • Keokuk County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Donald Edward Beach
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 31, 1927
Martelle
Jones County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 2011
Grinnell
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA

Donald E. Beach, age 83, of Grinnell, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at Garrett Cemetery near Delta, with pastor John Epperson officiating.

Memorials can be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice, 106 4th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

Don was born on Aug. 31, 1927, in Martelle, to Earl Raymond Beach and Vera Maude Kester. He was raised and educated in Mt. Vernon and Montezuma, respectively.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 19, 1945, and he served during World War II as a Seaman First Class on the USS Santa Fe and the USS Xanthus in the areas of China, Japan and Hawaii. He was honorably discharged from active service on June 18, 1949.

He was united in marriage to Elinor Parkhurst on Nov. 17, 1948, in Grinnell. To this union three children were born, Alan, Edward and Linda. The couple lived and farmed near Montezuma for a short time and then moved to Grinnell. Don was employed as an ambulance driver in Grinnell and he worked for the Poweshiek County Road Department as a mechanic and a truck driver for several years.

Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who always provided for his family. His enjoyments included fishing, camping, grilling, maintaining a beautiful yard, and helping Elinor tend to her rose garden.

Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elinor Beach, of Grinnell; his children, Alan (Katie) Beach of Salt Lake City, Utah, Edward (Linda) Beach of Buckeye, Ariz., and Linda Berndt of Newton; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Courtney Berndt, in 1993.
 
 
Burial:
Garrett Cemetery
Delta
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67295532
Donald Edward Beach
Added by: Gina
 
Donald Edward Beach
Added by: Gina
 
Donald Edward Beach
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Mike & Robbie
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Marilyn
 Added: Mar. 22, 2011
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service