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 Harlie Eldon Beal, Sr

Harlie Eldon Beal, Sr

Birth
Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Death 19 Nov 2012 (aged 85)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101247238 · View Source
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The son of a preacher, Harlie Beal, Sr. was born on November 10, 1927 in Newberg, Oregon and raised in Dayton, Oregon. Harlie grew up appreciating the simplicity and wisdom of country living, and had a deep appreciation of nature that lasted his lifetime. He graduated from Dayton High School in 1945, and enlisted in the US Coast Guard, serving for two years as a Radioman on Unmak Island in the Aleutian Islands. After his honorable discharge in 1947, Harlie went to Clark College in Vancouver, Washington for two years, and in 1950 took a job at Mayflower Feed Mill, joined the Teamsters Union, and was a hardworking Feed Miller there for 36 years, retiring in 1986. Harlie loved traveling, and with his wife Joyce and their children, drove and visited many of the United States on their vacations. Harlie loved dancing (especially waltzes), and was an avid reader of books about history and Alaska. He also took special pride in providing for and spending time with his extended family.


Harlie's family loved him for his kindness, welcoming energy and his unconditional acceptance. His extended clan cherished gathering for holidays and meals, filling his home of 57 years with warmth and laughter. One of his favorite poems and life creed went, "The only way to have a friend is to be one" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Harlie is survived by his brother George Beal and sister Mary Baker, his sons Harlie Beal Jr. and Curtis Frison (Bonnie,) his daughter Christina Rose (Guy Burstein,) his grandchildren Jewelz Speckman, Nicole Rose, Jennifer Deters (Beau) and Josh Frison (Amber,) his beloved great-granddaughter Rebecca Deters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce McIntosh Beal, in 2010.


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  • Created by: J
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101247238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harlie Eldon Beal, Sr (10 Nov 1927–19 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101247238, ; Maintained by J (contributor 46897785) Unknown.