Sergeant First Class Clifford E. Beattie
Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home
1306 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA

BEATTIE, Sergeant First Class
Clifford E.

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Clifford E. Beattie, 37, of Medical Lake, Washington went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq due to combat related injuries. He was born on January 3, 1974 in Tempe, Arizona the son of Victor and Rhonda (Fleming) Beattie of Medical Lake, Washington. Cliff served proudly in the United States Army for over 17 years. He joined the Army from Washington in February, 1994. His military career assigned him to Fort Benning, Fort Drum, Fort Wainwright, Fort Lewis, Fort Leonard Wood, and Fort Riley. He was deployed to Haiti to support Operation Uphold Democracy with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry. Cliff was deployed to Sinai, Egypt in support of Multi-National Forces and Observers mission to facilitate the Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry. He was part of the Army's first Stryker Brigade Combat Team that helped develop and demonstrate the capabilities of the Stryker to the Secretary of Defense with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry. Cliff was deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, and deployed for a second time to Ad Dujayal, Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry. He was redeployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn with the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade. He was awarded numerous military decorations and was awarded posthumously the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and an Iraqi Campaign Medal Campaign Star. Cliff received his Eagle Scout Rank in the Boy Scouts of America on April 14, 1992 at RAF Upper Heyford, England.

He is survived by his wife of two years, Karen (Gorgas) Beattie, of Fort Riley, Kansas; his children, Jaydean Hamilton and Dale Beattie of Yelm, Washington from a previous marriage to Samantha (Hamilton) Beattie; his three sisters, Misty (Beattie) Carson of Medical Lake, Washington, Anna Beattie of Medical Lake, Washington, Jamie (Beattie) and Kenneth Coon of North Pole, Alaska; and his Grandmother, Florene (Connolly) Beattie of Mesa, Arizona.

Cliff was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching Nascar racing, playing soccer, and spending time with his kids. The last few years he became involved in "Bringing Children Home Charity", a religious charity dedicated to assisting families in need of financial support in local, national and international adoptions.

A Memorial Service with full Military Honors will be held for Clifford Beattie on Saturday, June 4th, at 10 am held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 10405 West Melville Road, Cheney, Washington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tamoka Christian Church, 1151 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 for the Bringing Children Home Charity.


Published by Spokesman-Review from Jun. 2 to Jun. 3, 2011.
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Kate Tedesco
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020
We realize that we are very late to express our deepest condolences, but we wanted to let your family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to deployed troops this holiday season and several of these will be dedicated to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and hometown of Clifford E. Beattie US Army Sergeant 1st Class.

We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community, their families and friends and others who support our mission.

We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you safe and strong.

Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of our US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
November 21, 2018
Melissa Gilje
May 28, 2017
Yesterday I ran in the "I Did The Grid" memorial race for a local fallen hero. I ran with Clifford's name and 3 others on my bib as a tribute to them and all who have served. He will forever be in my prayers and his service to me and our nation will not be forgotten.
May 24, 2015
It's been seven years since I last saw Cliff. We were DS's together in Ft. Leonard. It seems just like yesterday we were hanging out on the front steps of the company talking about life and joking about privates. I will never forget the times we spent as battle buddies. I will never forget you SFC Clifford "Blue Eyed" Beattie. God bless you and I will see again.

SFC Jackson, Terry (DS)
Terry Jackson
May 14, 2015
I served with Cliff as his assistant gunner in Ft. Drum 94-97. Just recently heard of his death. He will be sadly missed. One of the best guys I have ever known. Love you like a brother Cliff.
gregg gibson
November 20, 2014
Drill Sergeant (SFC)Bettie.....remembering you on this Memorial day, 2014....God bless you and your family.
Louis Ceccarelli
May 25, 2014
I served with Beattie while stationed at Ft Drum NY. I just found out he's no longer with us. We had some great times at Drum and he was always the guy getting everyone to laugh with all his jokes. Very genuine person with a big heart. You will be missed brother and never forgotten, to his family I'm sorry for your loss and you all will be in my prayers. Thank you SFC Beattie for your service , you are truly a hero.
Mike Gilmore
May 23, 2014
Thinking of you always, your dad.
August 25, 2013
It was an honor to serve your family and unfortunate that we did not meet under other circumstances. Rest in peace, as you are in a better place now.
John W.
August 25, 2013
I had the pleasure of knowing you as my squad leader my mentor and and role model st the time I knew you as ssg beattie you will not be forgotten Ty for the time you shared in my life
Bryon Hickman
August 24, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected]) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
April 16, 2013
May 22, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie:
Remembering Clifford on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
October 20, 2012
I met Sergeant Beattie at Ft. Leonard Wood as a new recruit. After graduation I was a holdover for 5 months. He was like a big brother to me. He will be deeply missed. Thank you for everything you have done, and may God watch over you family
Lou Ceccarelli
September 24, 2012
Battle u r gone but not forgotten. Thanks for the memories and the laughter. C 1/48 Comanches
SFC Armstrong
August 12, 2012
Our deepest respect and heart goes out for your loss. We were friends with his grandmother Florine but now we can't find her anywhere. If you'd contact us with any info on how your sons grandmother is doing we'd be most grateful.
Bob/Anne Ratcliff
July 18, 2012
Soldiers such as SFC Clifford Beattie will remain in the hearts and mind of many. By all accounts he appeared to be a consummate leader. Our family wishes his family well wishes.
May 22, 2012
I just found this today while thinking back over the good times we had sweet brother. It brought many tears yet warmed my heart to see so many people who have loved you and will always love you. People who knew you well, people who served with you, people who never had the honor of meeting you. My heart is incomplete without you brother, you took a part of it and I will never again be whole. Until we meet again sweet brother know that I love you so much and miss you every second of every day. You are my first, last and most of my thoughts throughout the day. Thank you my hero for all that you gave, thank you for being the best brother anyone could have ever asked for. I will keep your memory alive and strong forever. I love you Cliff. I have always been and will always so Proud of you!

Gone but Never Forgotten,
Your sister Always and Forever,
Love Eternally,
Anna Beattie
Anna Beattie
April 25, 2012
SFC or DS Beattie you was an aweosme DS and NCO I learned alot form you in Basic back in 06. I was the youngest soldier to go through FLW at that time and you and DS Jackson took a 17yo punk kid from GA and turned him into a true soldier, thank you very much for that and may you Rest In Peace.
SPC Huckeba
April 5, 2012
I only knew you as a friend of my older brother and sister. but from what i have read about your life, i was truly moved by what an amazing person you were. as a proud member of our armed forces as well (USAF) i have a huge admiration and respect for all you have accomplished in the service of your country and your family. god bless you and keep you.
David Hardy
February 23, 2012
I'm grateful to have been one of your Scout and church leaders, and am proud of the man you became.
Mike Hardy
January 16, 2012
SFC Beattie, I was one of your soldiers in C1/48 2005. You were an amazing drill, NCO and man. I have patterned so much of who I am as a soldier and NCO after what I learned from you. I am so sad that I never had the opportunity to tell you in person. I am a soldier that you helped build - thank you.
SSG Meredith Dole (formerly Price)
November 24, 2011
SFC Clifford Beattie, you were a great mentor and trainer at FLW in C 1/48 March 2007. You were always a fair DS and humorous at just the right time. You even treated us 'profiles' really well too. I am proud to have known you and your wife as Drill Sergeants.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the Beattie family and friends. He is a true hero. God Bless.

Former Spc. Wilkens
Kimberly Wilkens
September 3, 2011
We of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project send our most heartfelt condolences to Clifford's family and friends. We will be making a memorial quilt for his mom and his wife, to honor Clifford's service and sacrifice. If anyone reading this can put me in contact with either of them, please contact me.
Barb Shillinger
July 17, 2011
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie:
Clifford gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
July 3, 2011
Battle I will miss you and I will never forget our long conversations at the CQ desk in Charlie 1/48th. You were an amazing Soldier and I will never forget you and our time together. You were the first one that told me I was pregnant (Something my husband and I tried to do for 6 years and he just turn 4 years old.) I love you and I can't believe your gone. I will cherish the memories I have of you and I will be praying for your children that you adored and your wife.

DS (CPT) Burns
Jackie Burns
June 19, 2011
June 13, 2011
The Lord Bless you and Keep you, the Lord make his fact to shine upon you and give you peace.
Thank you SFC Clifford Beattie for your sacrifice for our country.
May the Lord hold your family, loved ones, and fellow men & women wearing the uniform of our country in the palm of his hand.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever......
Nancy & Bob Courtney
June 9, 2011
Condolences to The Beattie Family, God Bless You. We will keep you in our prayers. Thank you Sergeant First Class Clifford E. Beattie for serving and protecting our Country, as for all of our Troops everywhere.

Mr & Mrs Carl Garmon-Grand Rapids, MI
June 8, 2011
You will be missed brother! I will never forget the great memories we had together at A Co. 5/20! You are a great leader and a great friend. Thank You for everything.
John Schuch II
June 6, 2011
Search Light Moms of Spokane wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your Clifford. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
Search Light Moms

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Kathy Davis
June 5, 2011
To the Beattie family- Clifford gave the ultimate sacrifice for us... his life for our freedom. May God bless him and all our troops. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 5, 2011
RIP Cliff. My deepest sympathies to the Beattie family. Thank you for your service Cliff. Your old soccer friend from England.
June 4, 2011
Thank you SFC. Beattie for the ultimate price ! My prayers go out for your family... may the peace in Christ be with them all...
John Lowe III
June 4, 2011
SFC. Beattie: I met this great man when I first arrived to Iraq, He would always come get coffee and talk with us every single morning, you will be missed rest in peace brother.
Robert Herechski
June 4, 2011
I am sorry for your loss and I am humbled by his sacrifice in defense of our country.
Nancy Strehlau
June 3, 2011
You were the best NCO I have ever served under. You always kept us motivated and going on even when times were hard. You always would do whatever you could for us soldiers. I hope to one day be close to half of the leader you were. I will never forget you Battle 3-7.
Nicholas Johns
June 3, 2011
God Bless you Sergeant First Class Clifford E. Beattie, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made for our country we are forever grateful. To the family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ.
Kerrie Sing
June 3, 2011
God Bless this American Hero. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrafice for our country. My prayers to the family to keep them strong at this difficult time
Karen Leone
June 3, 2011
Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
Cari Walker
June 3, 2011
Clifford, I will always remember the good times, like you next to me in H.S. Football(you always had my back), beating your dad at racketball, getting on your soccer team at recess in Middle School (you always outran everyone), hiding your parents car by pushing it around the block - that was always a fun one!, and all the other trouble that we managed to get into growing up.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Beattie family. I wish that I could make it tommorrow as I have lost a good friend. Jeremy
Jeremy Hacker
June 3, 2011
Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of a true hero.

May God bless the family and take this hero home with him
Stella & Tom Hall
June 3, 2011
A hero in every sense of the word. May he Rest in Peace and his sacrifice never forgotten.
June 3, 2011
You will be missed DS Beattie. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You are a true hero and I am thankful to have had you as my leader.

SGT O'Connor
Billie O'Connor
June 3, 2011
Cliff I loved you like a son. We will never forget you. I know you are at peace. You served our country with HONOR, I am so proud to have Known you. so many memories of you and Jeremy one would be of you two making Eagle scout together. Another proud day for your Mothers. My love and prayers go out to the Beattie family. Wish I could be there on Saturday my heart will be with all of you. Love Marie and Gib
Marie Hacker
June 2, 2011
I knew Cliff and his family from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I am thankful for all the sacrifices he and his family made to our country. Laura Ellis (Fontana CA)
Laura Ellis
June 2, 2011
Thank You Im honored to say I went to school with this Hero! My heart hurts thinking of the pain your family and children are going through I will pray for them and that they find comfort in knowing thier son'brother,father and husband is a hero.
Nicole Robinson
June 2, 2011
I new cliff from school as we were classmates and graduated in 1992 together i joined the Army right after high school and he mentioned it quite a few times and i knew he would do well. He was a very likeable person and will be greatly missed to his family my condolences for your loss he was a great man and and a great friend.

SSG Aris
Craig Aris
June 2, 2011
I went to high school with Cliff so very long ago. My prayers go to his family for their peace and comfort. Thanks to Cliff we live in safety. May his sacrifice be honored. "Preserve me O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have to the LORD, 'You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.'" Psalm 16:1-2 Thank you Cliff for your goodness.
Cherri-Anne Bickler
June 2, 2011
The Medical Lake High School Alumni Association extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Clifford E. Beattie for your loss.

Tim House, President
June 2, 2011
SFC Beattie was my squad leader when I served with 5/20.
We lived together for our year in Iraq and endured the perils of war together. He was the best squad leader I ever had. He led men by example and I would of followed him anywhere. I miss you brother.
Paul Stratford
June 1, 2011
I served with Beattie while in Alaska. A great great man that always kept you laughing, he will be missed.
Danny Dicaire
June 1, 2011
I knew Cliff through Facebook... so I can't claim to have known him well but I can say he will be missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I thanked him for his decision to serve because for Americans it is a choice. God Bless you Cliff!!
Shari Boyd
June 1, 2011
I am Deeply Saddened to learn of the loss of Sfc Clifford E. Beattie. The Price this Brave Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Not Be Forgotten.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank our Young Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them, killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

I am sincerely hoping that you can feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the difficult days ahead, as this Grateful Country mourns with you, for Someone Very Precious to you, Who Is A True American Hero to all of us.

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." ~ Psalm 55:22 ~

You are in my thoughts and prayers
Garnet Jenkins
May 31, 2011
I only knew you as drill sergeant Beattie but, You have left one of the greatest impressions on my life that only a man of your calabier could. may you rest in peace
Shawn Hill
May 31, 2011
Thank you for your service Sgt. Beattie. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. Anna~ I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help ease the pain. God Bless you and your family.
Amy Countryman
May 31, 2011
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice hero prayers to your famiy Deanna
May 31, 2011
god bless you and your family this Memorial Day
May 30, 2011
5/20 INF lost one of it's great pioneers; SFC Beattie, thank you for being a great friend and comrade, u truly inspire all!
John Brear
May 30, 2011
Clifford E, Beattie, Thanking God for your life. Remembering the service that you gave. May God bless your family each day and may sweet memories have been replace and not tears. Memories are a blessing from God to keep our love ones very near.
May 30, 2011
Remembering your service and praying for you and your family. God Bless and rest in peace.
Claudia King
May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
Day is done, gone the sun, from the hills, from the lake, from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. . . .
Carol Hicks
May 29, 2011
Rest in Peace brave soldier. God Bless you and your family and friends.
Linda Vega
May 29, 2011
My most sincere sympathies go to the Beattie family. Cliff was a wonderful man and will be so deeply missed. Knowing him was an honor and a blessing. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made Cliff. You will never be forgotten.
Dina Wilson
May 28, 2011
Rest in peace.
Henryk Zaleski
May 28, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Linda Clifton
May 28, 2011
My prayers are with the Beattie family ~ May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that remain in your hearts~ Vickie Dykman ( Manhattan Mt )
Vickie Dykman
May 28, 2011
We would like to offer our condolences on the passing of Sgt. Beattie.Please know that his sacrafice will never be forgotten.May God Bless you an give you comfort in your time of loss.
the Butler family
May 27, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Beattie family. May God Bless you all and help you find comfort. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and may God bless you SGT.Beattie. Army Mom
Yolanda Gomez
May 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May SGT.1ST Class CLIFFORD E. BEATTIE rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is. GOD BLESS
L Greene
May 27, 2011
May God carry you to glory. Our sons have completed three tours each and by luck have made it home. Our family wishes to offer both our prayers and immense respect for Cliff and all who loved him.
Al Wilson
May 27, 2011
You were the best Drill Sergeant any Soldier could ask for! RIP you will be missed!!! My prayers are with your family! I know God is taking care of one of his greatest Soldiers!
May 27, 2011
May God comfort the family at this most sad time. Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered as one of the bravest and most caring person one could know. Let God hold you now and see that he will always be there for you and your family, as you have been for your country. God bless each and everyone.
Brenda Frye
May 27, 2011
God Bless him! I pray for your comfort at this time. I honor his brave service to our country!
Stefanie Zarych
May 27, 2011
to the Beattie Family cherish the memory of your love one.
Earlie Alford
May 27, 2011
I met Cliff when he was a Drill Sergeant with my husband at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Cliff was a great guy and everything you would want a soldier to be. My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with his family.
Beth Bloomer
May 27, 2011
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SGT 1c Clifford E. Beattie. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Clifford. And to Clifford it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while deployed with the U.S. Army in Iraq. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Clifford, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,307 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Clifford’s family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
May 27, 2011
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn’t make it home.
I know you’re in God’s presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel (Colonie,NY)
- A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
s MacDaniel
May 27, 2011
Love you my bro, miss you. You were a great friend and one day we will see eachother again on the other side. R.I.P. bro. Your friend always -Doo-Doo
Ryan Blackerby
May 27, 2011
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