Carol BeardPosted on May 31, 2012 | 1 comment
Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Carol H. Beard, passed away peacefully into the waiting arms of our Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
She was born in Brigham City, Utah, to Cyril Hyrum and Nella Holst Housley on October 26, 1923. She grew up in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1941.
She met the love of her life, Shirley Clifford Beard and they were married in the Logan LDS Temple on June 8, 1945. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Shirley went to Case Western Reserve Dental School. After he graduated they moved to Salina, Utah, where their first child, a daughter Nancy, was born in 1948. Two years later a son, Bruce was born followed by three more sons, David, Richard, and Gregory. They eventually moved to Pocatello where they bought the family home and Shirley opened a dental practice.
She was a life-long member of the LDS Church and was a member of the 20th ward, now referred to as the Valleyview Ward for over 50 years. She loved to watch basketball (especially the Utah Jazz), baseball (the Atlanta Braves), and golf (Phil Mickelson). She spent her last night watching the basketball playoffs with her daughter and a son. Her favorite past time was working word search puzzles.
Carol is survived by her five children: daughter, Nancy Severson (Dale) of Boise, ID; four sons Bruce, David, Richard (Kelley) and Gregory (Valerie) Beard, all of Pocatello; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and over a dozen grand-“doggers”.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Shirley, a sister Helen Johnson, a brother Mack Housley, a granddaughter Heather Beard, and a grandson Shirley Beard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Valleyview Ward located at 1433 Gwen Drive. A viewing will be held on Monday evening, June 4, 1012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, and also prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens beside her husband Shirley.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.