Memorial services for Robert “Bob” Benton Beall were held Aug. 31 in the Yalecrest Ward House in Salt Lake City. Bob, 88, died Aug. 25 at his home in Salt Lake City from the effects of a hemorrhagic stroke suffered July 2.
He was born June 27, 1927, in Billings, Mont., the son of Vernon Eugene Beall and Blanche Louise Baker Twomey. He served in the armed services during World War II and the Korean conflict.
Bob enjoyed a long career as an educator and as the executive director of Granite Education Association. He owned and operated Radio Station KODI in Cody, as well as A-Bell Communications.
He was an entrepreneur, soldier, public school teacher and family man. Bob taught his children the importance of love, loyalty and equality. He was passionate about his family and his beliefs, both religious and political, donating time and money to organizations such as Literacy Action and the LDS Church.
His sister, Linda, preceded in death.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Walker Beall; four daughters, Kristi, Shannon, Rachel and Tori; three sons, Brad, Kirk and Robb; one sister, Barb Thorpe; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Bob was interred at Larkin Sunset Lawn.