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Obituary: Bernice Hadley Beckstead

She will be missed

Bernice Hadley Beckstead, 86, a long time resident of Murray, Utah died peacefully of natural causes September 18. 2003 in Medford, Oregon, home of her eldest son Dr. Jay Beckstead and his family.

Her early years were spent growing up with her parents, three brothers and three sisters in Swan Lake, Idaho. Her marriage to Mr. Perry Beckstead in 1948 began a family of three sons. Their family moved to Murray, Utah in 1955 where she and Perry raised their boys. Mrs. Beckstead was active in the LDS Church as a leader in her ward Sunday school and Relief Society and worked for the Murray School District on the school lunch staff. Bernice was an avid reader and loved her gardens.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24th in Swan Lake, Idaho where she will join her husband who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Beckstead is survived by her three sons and daughters-in law, Drs. Jay and Paula Beckstead of Medford, Oregon; Sidney and Sherrie Beckstead of Annapolis,

Maryland and Richard and Kathleen Beckstead of Salisbury, Maryland; along with eight grandchildren.

Inquiries can be directed to Leavaitt's Funeral Home, #836 36th Street, Ogden, UT 84403