Kenneth Guy Beedle


Kenneth Guy Beedle died in Payson at the age of 93.

A resident of Young for more than 30 years, and an Arizonan for 78 years, Mr. Beedle was born in Progresso, N. M.

He grew up in Miami, Ariz. and was a graduate of Miami High School. He was warehouse foreman for the Inspiration Copper Company and Cyprus Mining Company. Mr. Beedle was a bishop at the Latter-day Saints Church in Claypool and Young, and a former member of the High Council and Stake President. A volunteer firefighter in Claypool and Young, Mr. Beedle aided in starting the Young Fire Department, Young Medical Center, Young Community Center, Young LDS Church and Young Rodeo Grounds. A member of the Miami and Pinal Mountain Elks, he also loved to garden, bowl and hunt.

Mr. Beedle is survived by his wife, Beth Beedle of Young; daughters, Joyce (Jack) Warter of Claypool and Pattie (Wally) Place of Apache Junction; son, Chester (Sandy) Beedle of Happy Valley, Calif.; and stepsons, Jim (Darlene) Harris of Scottsdale and Ralph Harris of Little Acres, Ariz. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Young Community Center in Young, Ariz., with the service beginning there at 11 a.m. Mr. Beedle will be interred at the Young Cemetery in Young.

Assisting the family is the Lamont Mortuary of Globe, Ariz. For more information log onto its Web site at

Donations in his name may be made to RTA Hospice, 511 Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541 or Young Community Center, Young AZ 85554.

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