David LeRoy Beddes, 85, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in St. Anthony.
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Roy was born April 30, 1928, in St. Anthony, the son of Glenn David Beddes and Leola May Worrell Beddes.
He grew up in Parker, Idaho, where he attended elementary school, and graduated from South Fremont High School.
He married Vivian Grover on July 15, 1947, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
They lived in Parker, and moved to Wilford in l959, where they have since resided.
Roy owned and operated Beddes Farm Center in St. Anthony for many years.
He was active in the community, serving as president of the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce, he was a member of the Upper Valley Wranglers, and won four North American dog derbies.
He was very active in the LDS Church, serving in many positions including bishopric counselor and temple worker.
After the Teton Dam Flood, he played a key role in helping families rebuild homes and rebuilding the Wilford Church.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian of St. Anthony, children, Bonnie (Stephen) Meyers, serving an LDS mission in Tonga, Connie (Ted) Austin, David (Barbara) Beddes, and Sally (Rodnie) Nichols, all of St. Anthony and Amy (Justin) Robinson, of Kuna, Idaho; siblings, Shirley (Kay) Luthy, of Ririe; Kenny (Ann) Beddes, of Rigby; Barbara and Vernon Carlson (sister and brother-in-law) of Shelley, Idaho; 26 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary "K" Beddes; and a sister, Colleen Carlson; a grandson, Andrew Ward Austin and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday. Sept. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Wilford LDS Church, with Bishop John Sharp officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Wilford Church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Wilford Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.
Bidwell Funeral Home
555 East Yellowstone Highway
St. Anthony, ID 83445
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Sept. 12, 2013