Polly Parkinson Beatty passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on September 6, 2009 at the age of 86.
She was born February 13, 1923 in Franklin, Idaho to Bernice R. and Karma P. Parkinson. She attended Utah State Agricultural College where she was affiliated with Chi Omega sorority.
She married James W. Beatty in California on July 12, 1945, and they were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on August 17, 1945.
Polly enjoyed playing the piano and organ in church. She also served as Relief Society President and in numerous other callings. She was a talented interior designer and spent her life making things beautiful.
Polly was a volunteer at Orem Community Hospital and the Springville Museum of Art for many years. She loved serving her family and friends. After many years in California, the Beatty's spent several years in Texas before retiring to Orem.
Polly is survived by her husband, Jim; their daughters, Cathy Berglund of Marietta, Georgia and Joan (Doug) Durfey of Spring City; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Marilyn) Parkinson of Indio, California; Blaine (Julia) Parkinson of Ogden; Diane (Lee) Colston of Smithfield; and Nan (Don) McCulloch of Draper; and sister-in-law, Mary Etta Parkinson, of Midvale. Preceded in death by her brother, David Parkinson; and son, Tommy Walker Beatty, who was taken in premature childbirth.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the Suncrest Tenth Ward Chapel, 90 North 600 West, Orem. Viewings will be held at the church on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to the services on Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Burial will follow the services in the Orem City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on September 9, 2009.
James Walker Beatty
1922–2016 (m. 1945)
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