OTIS LEE BEATY JR. (TORO) Otis Lee Beaty Jr. (Toro)entered the presence of God, July 2, 2014. Otis was born in Pampa, Texas on November 11, 1926 to Otis Lee Beaty Sr. and Audrey Mae Gilcrease. After his father's death in 1934 Otis and his mom moved to Santa Fe. He attended Santa Fe Schools until his enrollment in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, where he served in the Asia Pacific region during WWII. Otis married Nina Farmer, December 12, 1948 and was employed by Reynolds Electric Company until 1964 at which time he opened "Beaty Electric Co.". He Served on various boards including: "New Mexico Construction Industries Commission", "Century Federal Bank" and a New Mexico Governor of the "National Electric Contractor's Association". His greatest delight was his relationship with Jesus Christ, Nina his wife of 65-yrs, his family and his service in the Gideons of Santa Fe, of which he was a founding member. He was preceded in death by: his parents; stepfather; Bill Bindel, brother; John Bindel and grandson; Patrick Catanach. Otis is survived by his wife Nina (whom he lovingly referred to as "Miss Joyce"), sons: David (Deslee), Tom (Michelle), daughters: Cheryl Bonino (Vince), Paula Beaty, Gail Flowers and good friends, Carl (his coffee drinking buddy) and wife Ruby Lea. Grandchildren: Shiloh Pennington (Jesse), Chandler Huston (Becca), Brandon Beaty, Bryant Beaty, Christipher Catanach, Desiree Catanach, Taylor Bonio, Austin Bonino and Kyle Bonino. Great Grandchildren: Paige and Baylor Pennington, Bryce and Grayson Huston. A memorial service will be held, Monday July 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Rodeo Road Baptist Church, (Rodeo Road and Richards Ave.). Memorial Contributions can be made to: "Gideons International", P.O. Box 4496, Santa Fe, NM 87502 Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
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Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from July 5 to July 6, 2014