Leo Neeley Beckstead, died April 18, 1991 at his home after a lingering illness.
He was born November 29, 1902 in Whitney, Idaho, a son of Amasa and Mary Myriam Neeley Beckstead. He married Helen Merrill on June 4, 1924 in the Logan LDS Temple. He was reared and educated in Preston, Idaho and spent his early years in farming, cattle ranching and serving as a Police Officer in the Franklin County area. Moving to Ogden in 1942, he worked at the Navy Supply Depot, retiring in 1960.The greater part of his life was spent in church service. He served two missions, one to the Southern States Mission and in 1971 he, and his wife, served a mission in the California Mission at the Visitors Center at the Los Angeles Temple. He served on the Weber Stake High Council for 17 years and was chairman of the Genealogical Training Course in the 11 Stakes of the Ogden area. He was also a Sealer in the Ogden Temple for 11 years. He served as Ward and Stake Organist for the Priesthood for many years and was also a dedicated home teacher. He was a member of the Washington Terrace 7th Ward.
Surviving are his wife of Washington, Terrace; one son and two daughters, Quinn Merrill and Sarah Jane Beckstead, Hooper; Mrs. Alton (Donna L.) Winger, Ogden; Mrs. Carl (Connie) Maughan, Washington Terrace; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; also surviving is one sister, Melburn B. Ellis, Bountiful.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., with Bishop Eddy Montgomery of the Washington Terrace 7th Ward officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment: Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park.
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