|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1955|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2011|
Salt Lake County
Gae Terena Morrow Beckstrom, 56, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend, born July 22, 1955, passed away on November 10, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer. She is now reunited with her parents, David Lendrum Morrow III and Yvonne Easthope Morrow; and brother, Roy Morrow.
She is survived by her husband, Blake D. Beckstrom (Taylorsville, UT); her children, Erin (Jonathan) Thomas (West Valley City, UT), Emily (David) Smith (Kearns, UT), Adam (Andrea) Beckstrom (Alexandria, VA), and Jamilyn (Nathan) Morris (Taylorsville, UT); sisters Dawn (Mark) Yarbro (Fort Worth, TX) and Rachel Morrow (Kearns, UT); brother Darren (Becky) Morrow (Riverton, UT); and seven grandchildren. Her family is the love of her life and she lived to serve them.
Gae and Blake met at Kearns High School and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1977. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Development specialty. She loved teaching children.
Gae taught kindergarten at David Gourley Elementary for five years before retiring to raise her growing family. After a few years, she opened a home preschool (Early Bird) which she taught for seventeen years.
She returned to public school in 2002, teaching kindergarten at Lone Peak Elementary and then Monte Vista Elementary schools. She touched the lives of hundreds of young children who brought immense joy to her life in return.
During her last two years, while teaching full-time and fighting cancer, she was driven to complete her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from SUU. She also had an undying love for animals of all kinds.
She loved music, played the guitar and instilled a love of music in her children. She taught her children and grandchildren to read and to love books.
She filled many ward and stake church callings in Primary, Young Womens', and Relief Society as a teacher and leader, and served in the Jordan River Temple as an ordinance worker. She also performed humanitarian service by helping orphans in Romania. She was loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in the Bennion Twelfth Wardhouse, 6540 South 2700 West. Friends many visit at a viewing on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road (1700 West), and 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral services.
Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News on November 13, 2011.
David Lendrum Morrow (1926 - 2009)
Yvonne "Bonnie" Easthope Morrow (1926 - 2009)
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Nov 13, 2011
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