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The Sanpete Messenger

 

Alvin Beal

Feb. 1, 2018

 

Alvin Beal, 86, of Manti, passed away Jan. 24, 2018.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1931 in Manti, Utah to Elbert Allen Beal and Alice Flora Peterson. Alvin married LoDel Squire on April 22, 1952 in the Manti Temple.

He is survived by his wife, his sister Lenore Shelley (Blaine), Mt. Pleasant; his brothers Ira Conrad (Beth), Bountiful; Nathan Peter (Donna)c Manti; and Delbert Wayne (Linda), Wellington, his six children: Loene Ellen Kiesel (Arthur), Manti, Jene Allen (Debbie), Bakersfield, California; Leon Ivan (Cathy), Manti; Vernon Peter (Valerie), Manti; Diana Irene Kondor (Dan), Lovelock, Nevada; and Alisa Bea Cox (Alan), Manti, 40 living grandchildren and 71 living great- grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents, a sister Eunice Stanley, a granddaughter Jozelle Kondor and a great-granddaughter Raquel Lynn Nickle.

Alvin shared ownership of The Universal Impression, AL Service and The Horseshoe Trader for 26 years. He worked for L&M Trailer as a carpenter and electrician. He was maintenance supervisor for the South Sanpete School District, owned an auto garage, was a school teacher, and has worked for many other employers, including the Forest Service.

He was a graduate of Manti High School, Snow College and Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts. Alvin served as a mechanic in the United States Air Force at various bases in Arizona, New Mexico and Korea until he was wounded.

Alvin held several church positions, including, but not limited to Cubmaster, Venturing Crew Chief, Explorer Leader, and speech director. He served a mission with LoDel in the Knoxville, Tennessee Mission, and they worked in the Manti Temple as temple workers for 16 years.

He was a member of the Jaycees and The American Legion. Alvin chaperoned church youth groups to Mexico and Canada on several occasions. He was a member of the local volunteer fire department for several years and served as assistant fire chief for one year. He assisted with The Mormon Miracle Pageant for 18 years, serving as co-director of lighting for eight years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in the Manti 8th Ward (295 South Main) at 11 a.m. A viewing will be from 9-10:30 a.m. before the services.

Interment in the Manti City Cemetery. Online condolences rasmussenmortuary.com.