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Vernon Robert Beeler
1917 - 2013
"Together Again"

Vernon Robert Beeler was born on September 3, 1917, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Thomas Paul Beeler and Rose May Willden. Childhood was filled with numerous moves and adventures for Vernon and siblings, Alfred, Thelma, and Katherine as their father found work throughout the western states. Finally, on Vernon's 10th birthday the family arrived in Ogden to settle down. Hard work coupled with motorcycle escapades on his Harley filled Vernon's life until he graduated from Ogden High in 1937. Attending Weber College, he was a life-long learner with a brilliant mind and innate curiosity. Elizabeth Rebecca Allen became his bride on October 5, 1940. Joining the LDS Church shortly after marriage, they made their home in San Diego, California. Vernon, Beth, and their "four little angels, dressed in white" received the blessings of a temple sealing on January 18, 1958. Vernon served as a Bishop and High Councilor in San Diego. With his passion for woodworking he lovingly crafted treasures like the grandfather clocks which grace his daughters' homes and a beautiful cabin built near Cedar Breaks, a family gathering place for making memories. Vernon loved his country and served in the US Marine Corps, then worked in the aircraft industry, retiring as civilian superintendent of aircraft mechanics at North Island Naval Air Station in 1973. During the Vietnam War he spent two tours of duty in the Philippines supervising the repair of battle-damaged airplanes. Vernon and Beth enjoyed volunteering together in the Los Angeles Temple. Their move to Salt Lake City in 1992 allowed them to fully devote their time to family history research, writing histories and serving a Family History Mission. Their posterity numbers 23 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Vernon was admired for his work ethic, integrity and Christ-like character; he was adored for his optimism, wit, wisdom, and gracious attitude. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to the staff of Carrington Court who loved our father as if he were a member of their own family. Vernon is preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth and survived by his daughters Barbara (Ron) Adair, Nancy (Ron) Andersen, Marsha (David) Yates and Janice Beeler.
A viewing will be held Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S), and the funeral Saturday at the Bennion 4th Ward, 6250 S. 2200 W., in Taylorsville, Utah, at 1:00 p.m., following the viewing at noon.
Online condolences.www.cannonmortuary.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2013
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