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Sterling (Tom) Mackay Beckstead, age 79, our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away March 22, 1991 at his home in South Jordan.

He was born January 10, 1912 in South Jordan, Utah to Perry Wallace and Lenora Mackay Beckstead. On May 20, 1937, he married Marie Holder Wallace in Farmington, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Tom was a former employee of Kennecott Copper and enjoyed farming. He was also an avid fisherman. An active member of the LDS Church, he was a faithful hometeacher, had served in High Priest Group Leadership and enjoyed temple work.Survivors: wife, Marie, South Jordan; children, Carolyn (Claude) Crane, South Jordan; Marilyn (LeGrand) Nielsen, West Jordan; Gail (Paul) Wiechman and Joyce (Roger) Withers, both Riverton; Kent (Vickie) Beckstead, West Valley City; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Eldredge, West Valley City. Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ann; mother and father; two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 26, 1991, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jordan River 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 1570 West 11400 South. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Monday 6-8 P.M. and Tuesday at the church from 9:45-10:45 A.M. Interment in the South Jordan City Cemetery.

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