Family: Beatty, James Walker / Parkinson, Polly (F22219)

m. 12 Jul 1945

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  • Beatty, James WalkerFather | Male
    Beatty, James Walker

    Born  13 Apr 1922  Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Aug 2016  Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  12 Jul 1945  [1, 2]  Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Ka'opua, Amelia Ana | F22222 
    Father  Beatty, Frank Reames | F22217 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Reed, Nellie Blanche | F22217 Group Sheet 

    Parkinson, PollyMother | Female
    Parkinson, Polly

    Born  13 Feb 1923  Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Sep 2009  Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Parkinson, Bernice Richard | F22221 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Parkinson, Karma Benson | F22221 Group Sheet 

    LivingChild 1 | Female


    LivingChild 2 | Female

    Spouse  Living | F22220 

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave ( (Reliability: 2), 20 Jan 2020.
      Early Life: Jim was born April 13, 1922, in Ontario, Oregon, to Frank Reames Beatty and Nellie Blanche Reed Beatty. Jim was raised on a farm in Twin Falls, Idaho, along with his sister, Mary. He loved his childhood and likened it to the lives of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. When the Great Depression hit, Jim had to quit school at age 15, to help his parents find work He grew up fast and learned the value of hard work. Laboring in the fields and farms of the Joaquin Valley in Northern California, he realized the importance of finishing his education. His sister, Mary, beckoned him to come to Franklin, Idaho, where she had a teaching job. It was in Franklin, that he finished his junior and senior year of high school and there, met Polly Parkinson.
      Life's Work/Service/Interests: In 1945, he married Polly in Stockton, California; they were sealed in the Logan Utah LDS Temple the same year. Together, they had two daughters, Cathy and Joan. From migrant worker to merchant marine, that's how life began for their family. Jim's hard work ethic landed him a great job with Standard Oil of California in San Pedro for 18 years. Then, from California to Utah, where he worked at Utah State University as Asst. Director of Auxiliaries and Services, Vice-President of Plastronics, Inc., and later, selling real estate at Waterwood Resort in Texas. Then, again in the Provo/Orem area of Utah for Bill Brown Realty. Jim joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1944, he served diligently for many years. He was a friend and mentor to many; to this day, they will never forget his kind deeds towards them. He loved to fish, golf, and the beach was the family's playground. He loved his family and his extended family very much, and they loved him. Following the death of Polly in 2009, Jim married a former close friend, Amelia Ana Ka'opua Bailey, with whom he became acquainted with when he worked in Hawaii in 1942. Amelia died in 2012. Her memory is sweet to all of the family. Jim will always be remembered for his fun-loving qualities, his many acts of kindness, his great ability to tell stories, and last but not least...his generosity. He was a great man and will be terribly missed. Dear father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to so many, James Walker "Jim" Beatty, passed away August 27, 2016, in Orem, Utah. He was 94.
      Survived By: His two daughters: Cathy Berglund, of Salt Lake City, UT; and Joan Durfey, of Spring City, UT; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
      Preceded In Death By: His parents; his first wife, Polly; his second wife, Amelia; sister, Mary Beatty Thomas; and his grandson, James David Allman.
      Services: Berg Mortuary of Orem
      Arranged By: Berg Mortuary of Orem
      Final Rest: Orem City Cemetery
      Original obituary published by:
      Berg Mortuary | August 2016
      Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave ( (Reliability: 2), 21 Jan 2020.
      Memorial ID 41778227

      Polly Parkinson Parkinson Beatty
      Birth 13 Feb 1923
      Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
      Death 6 Sep 2009 (aged 86)
      Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
      Orem City Cemetery
      Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA

      Polly Parkinson Beatty passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on September 6, 2009 at the age of 86.

      She was born February 13, 1923 in Franklin, Idaho to Bernice R. and Karma P. Parkinson. She attended Utah State Agricultural College where she was affiliated with Chi Omega sorority.

      She married James W. Beatty in California on July 12, 1945, and they were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on August 17, 1945.

      Polly enjoyed playing the piano and organ in church. She also served as Relief Society President and in numerous other callings. She was a talented interior designer and spent her life making things beautiful.

      Polly was a volunteer at Orem Community Hospital and the Springville Museum of Art for many years. She loved serving her family and friends. After many years in California, the Beatty's spent several years in Texas before retiring to Orem.

      Polly is survived by her husband, Jim; their daughters, Cathy Berglund of Marietta, Georgia and Joan (Doug) Durfey of Spring City; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Marilyn) Parkinson of Indio, California; Blaine (Julia) Parkinson of Ogden; Diane (Lee) Colston of Smithfield; and Nan (Don) McCulloch of Draper; and sister-in-law, Mary Etta Parkinson, of Midvale. Preceded in death by her brother, David Parkinson; and son, Tommy Walker Beatty, who was taken in premature childbirth.

      Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the Suncrest Tenth Ward Chapel, 90 North 600 West, Orem. Viewings will be held at the church on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to the services on Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
      Burial will follow the services in the Orem City Cemetery.
      Published in the Deseret News on September 9, 2009.

      Researched by Ted Smith

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