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OGDEN ACTIVIST DIES AFTER 4-MONTH BOUT WITH LEUKEMIA

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Romola Joy Beech, 65, Ogden, a well-known conservative activist, died Friday, July 9, 1993, of leukemia at the University of Utah Hospital.

Mrs. Beech founded Citizens for True Freedom in 1976 and organized Families Alert and a number of other conservative organizations that opposed pornography, abortion and other social ills.She became ill about four months ago. At the time, she and her husband, Basil, were serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canada Vancouver Mission. She was admitted to a Seattle hospital March 13 where she received chemotherapy. She returned to Utah May 31.

For more than 10 years, she provided shelter for unwed mothers in her home. She founded the American Family Association of Utah, was associated with Citizens for Decency Through Law, Morality in Media and the Independent-American Party. She lobbied against sex education in the public schools and was co-president with her husband of Ogden High School PTA. She was heavily involved in planning for Utah and regional conferences on families.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Country Hills Ward chapel, 1401 Country Hills Drive (4200 South and east of Harrison Boulevard). Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the church. Burial will be in the Coalville Cemetery.