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 Farol W. Beckstead

Farol W. Beckstead

Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 6 Apr 1994 (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 35880 · View Source
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Farol W. Beckstead died April 6, 1994, from multiple myeloma at the age of 78.

Born December 22, 1915, to Alex and Minnie Petersen Beckstead in Midvale, Utah. Married Ruth Elieson February 27, 1941; sealed in Salt Lake LDS Temple January 21, 1958.

Survived by his wife of 53 years; daughter, Ann B. Secrist and husband, Lon; son, John A. Beckstead and wife, Debbi; and seven grandchildren, Ryan, serving in Florida Ft. Lauderdale Spanish Speaking Mission, Jenny and Phillip Secrest, and Alex, serving in Poland Warsaw Mission; Spencer, Taylor, and Christopher Beckstead.

Retired sales manager with Bennett Paint & Glass. Past member Salt Lake Kiwanis Club and Sales and Marketing Executives of Utah. Past treasurer, Bennett's Employees Credit Union. Member of Happy Utah Golfers (HUG). Veteran of World War II.

His life was one of service, kindness, unselfishness and putting others first which he demonstrated as a neighbor, a home teacher and through callings in the Stake Sunday School, High Council, bishopric, church service missionary, and as High Priest Group leader. These traits were especially evident during the last weeks of his life. He will be dearly missed by the widows and shut-ins. He grew in stature throughout his life and gracefully endured to the end. He loved his family, people, serving others and golf-especially his two holes-in-one.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 9, 1994, at 2 p.m. at Murray 3rd Ward, 160 East 4600 South. Friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, and Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

Source- Deseret News Friday, April 8, 1994 Obituary

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35880
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Farol W. Beckstead (22 Dec 1915–6 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35880, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .