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MEMORIAM: John Beall, Paso Robles, CA, passes away

Friday, December 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
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John Evans Beall passed away in his home in Paso Robles, Calif., surrounded by family on September 24, 2015. He was 72. John was born to Opal Violet and John G. Beall, MD in Ann Arbor, Mich. He married his best friend, Sandra Smith, in 1964. He graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and worked for PG&E for 22 years before retiring in 2005. He was active at his church, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in PR, Knights of Columbus, and the Wood Turning Club. John was an avid wood worker, golfer, and loved playing video games with his grandkids and godson. He completely built the family's log home in Montana. Most of all, he loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He went to as many of his kids and grandkids sports and activities as possible, was a patient teacher, and generous giver. John is survived by his wife, Sandy; his brother, Bob (Annie) of Kalispell, Mont.; daughters, Chris (Jason) Hartford of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Barbara (Ren‚) Oliver of Paso Robles; grandchildren: Rebekah, Natasha, and Mikayla Hartford, and Johnathan (Jono), Benjamin, and Joshua Oliver; great-grandson Noah Hartford, and numerous other extended family members. His parents and his sister, Betty Kelsch, and nephews, John and Michael Kelsch, preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Paso Robles. Sign his guestbook.

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