In Memory of



Obituary for Bill Beals

William Darwin Beals born February 20,1931 in Carpenterville, Oregon peacefully returned to his Father in Heaven on February 16, 2022 just 4 days shy of his 91st Birthday in Cedar City, Utah. William, many addressed and knew him as “Bill” is preceded by his parents, Dennis and Helen Beals, his brothers, the oldest, Tom Beals and the youngest, Wesley “Jack” Beals. Bill is survived by his loving and caring wife, Rosemary Lane Beals, his children and their spouses. Sons, Kenneth “Kenny” Beals , his wife Judy Beals, Wayne William Beals, his wife Emma J. Beals, and daughter, Lynda Louise Beals Barrett, her husband, William Barrett. Along with 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Robert “Bob” Beals and Shirley Beals Waller. Bill served in the United States Army from 1950-1952 and was a Korean War Veteran. He then worked for the Montebello Unified School District for 34 years as a ‘grounds maintenance’. He retired at 56 years young in December 1987 and made his journey with his wife, Rosemary to Cedar City, Utah where he made his mark- living his “American Dream”. They purchased a property with 5 acres , growing alfalfa , raised horses, chickens, and even California giant rabbits and lived in a double wide home. With the land they had, his sons (with a help of a crew) built a workshop for his wood working and crafts with Rosemary by his side where they displayed and sold their work at Knotts Berry Farm in California for 10 years as well as The Depot Mall in Cedar City, Utah for 20 years. They sold their 5 acre property and purchased approximately 20 acres where Bill continued to grow alfalfa to sell. Eventually, when he was no longer able to work his fields that he enjoyed so much doing,(especially being on his tractor) he took his 22 acres and subdivided it off and sold it in 2 acre parcels. Once again, his mind was always thinking…his sons and a crew built even a bigger workshop to continue his wood working. Bill was the “Jack of All Trades” and “An All American Dad”! His mind never stopped working for ideas even if they were small just to keep him busy. He basically was ‘self taught’, working with mechanical tools for his wood working, refurbished lawn mower engines, and whatever his eyes sees and sets his mind to it he fixes and eventually sold them to provide for his wife and his children. He would buy used cars, trailers, and trucks and turn around and get them fixed and sold them for profit. In November 2016, they sold their property and downsized so that they can just enjoy and relax. Bill enjoyed watching his Spaghetti Western and old war movies and The Price Is Right to name a few- but he sure LOVED his western and war movies. He also enjoyed going to California to visit Disneyland, one of his favorite past times. Ultimately, in the realm of things, Bill visualized his roadmap and his goals that he achieved only to provide for his wife, Rosemary, his children, Kenny, Wayne, and Lynda so that they can pass it on to their children and their childrens’ children- until his final breathe…to live “The American Dream”, their dreams and know that this was William Darwin Beals’ LEGACY. Graveside services will be held on Saturday February 26, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Heartlight Affordable Funeral Services.