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Obituary for Beulah Steele Stettler

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Beulah Steele Stettler

February 22, 1925 - February 9, 2012

LIFE SKETCH OF BEULAH STEELE STETTLERBeulah was born on February 22, 1925 in Monroe, Utah. Her parents were Ellis Jesse and Hannah Belle Steele. She had one older brother, Kenneth, and two younger brothers, Jay and Richard. She also had a twin sister, Beatrice who was a stillborn.Beulah lived in Emery and Carbon County until she was nine years old. Her father was employed as a teacher and later as a principal so they lived in the mining towns of Helper, Consumers, and Spring Canyon during the school year. During the summers the family would live in Midway. When Beulah was nine, her father took a cut in pay and moved the family back to Midway so the children could have a better place to live. Beulah had fond memories of the fun things she did as a young girl and a teenager in Midway. When the work was done she and her brothers would enjoy activities like wading in the pond or playing night games under the street light by her grandma’s house. As a teenager, Beulah was elected president of her freshman class. It was unusual for a girl to be voted in so this made her feel pretty special. She and Ken both were employed at Snyder’s Hot Pots (now called Homestead). It was prestigious to work there, because it was the best place in town. After graduating from high school in 1943, Beulah got a job at Hill Field where she was trained as a teletype operator. She attended two quarters at BYU, but her studies were cut short when she received a call that her dad was very ill. The family moved to Salt Lake City and Beulah moved home. The entire family worked to pay the bills. Beulah worked at Geneva Steel and later at Fort Douglas.Beulah met Floyd after being introduced by her cousin. After their wedding they moved to San Francisco for a short time and later to Logan. Once Floyd finished his schooling, the couple moved to Salt Lake City. While living in Salt Lake City, Beulah gave birth to four of her children; Larry (now called Tony), Brent, Gloria Jean (stillborn) and Mark.Floyd’s job took them to Ogden where they lived in several locations until they settled in a residence at Kingston Circle. That was when Linda joined the family. They lived at this home until their marriage came to an end in 1973. Beulah married Ron Baird in 1976. She sold her home and they lived in South Ogden and Washington Terrace until they divorced in 1981. Beulah worked for Dr. Way for many years. She did paperwork, insurances, and put the patients in the rooms. Beulah was kind and caring to those who brought their children to see Dr. Way. Even years after Dr. Way retired, people would remember Beulah and her kindness. Once Dr. Way retired, Beulah went to work for Dr. Leon White. She also started to volunteer at McKay-Dee Hospital as a pink lady. Beulah was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints by her father when she was eight years old. Her membership in the church was very important to her and she remained involved and active throughout her life. Over the years, Beulah has had many church callings. She has served as a Sunday School teacher, a Primary teacher, in Stake Primary, and on Singles’ committees. She has been a teacher in Relief Society, a visiting teacher, and visiting teacher supervisor. Her favorite calling was serving in the library. She loved the contact she had with the ward members as they would come to the library and loved the opportunity to visit with them and brighten their day.November 2011 Beulah suffered from a serious stroke. Beth and Mark Stettler and their children were by Beulah’s side day and night during her three month illness. After spending months at the Legacy Inn, Beulah returned home. Her health quickly declined and on February 9, 2012 Beulah peacefully passed away. To Beulah, her family has been the most important thing in her life. She is survived by four living children who are all married; Linda and Eliot Hill, Mark and Beth Stettler, Brent and Terri Stettler, Tony and Jan Stettler. She has twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren whom she dearly loved. She is also survived by two brothers; Jay Steele and Richard Steele. She will be missed by her children, grandchildren, friends and surviving brothers. However, we are happy that she has now been reunited with her family that has gone before her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 14, at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends may visit family on Monday February 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and prior to services Tuesday 10:00 to 10:45 AM at Levitt’s Mortuary. Special thanks to all the great staff at Legacy Rehab of Layton and Legacy Home Health and Hospice.

 

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Timeline for Beulah Steele Stettler

Born: February 22, 1925
Died: February 9, 2012

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Tama John posted on 2/27/12

I was so sorry to hear of Beulah's passing. In the brief time I spent with her, she was wonderful and I felt lucky to spend time with her. She was also a good friend to many around her as she worked hard to recover from her stroke. God bless you in this difficult time.

 

Gay Lloyd posted on 2/14/12

We love "Grandma Beulah" as we refer to her ! She was really our kids cousins Grandma, but she treated all of us as one of her own also. She always seemed so happy to see us and made us feel so special ! We loved seeing her at Dr. Way's office and at all the family gatherings. We too, love the "twinkle" in her eye, and the "lilt" in her voice. She was a wonderful lady, and we will always remember her, and look forward to the day we can see her again !

 

Christine Low Apedaile posted on 2/14/12

Beautiful is the word I would use to describe my Aunt Beulah. Her beauty went deep inside her. It was expressed to me as a young child with a hug, a kiss on the cheek and she'd look at me when we spoke. I love her.

 

Karen Crouch Rich posted on 2/14/12

The death of dear Beulah is a loss for all that knew her. She held a special place in my heart for being such a dear friend to me and my mom, Mary Alice Crouch. In July when my mom was passing Beulah came over to the house and sat with us for hours. Reminiscing and talking in detail of all of their fun adventures that they had shared together over the years. They sure were wild & crazy for a couple of ol' gals. Im confident that they are together again making more memories. You will forever be in my heart sweet lady. I send my love to her family during this difficult time. XoxoxoxKaren Crouch Rich

 

Diana Hoth posted on 2/14/12

I, too, loved Aunt Beulah. She was such a beautiful, loving, gentle spirit. I have many fond memories of associating with her.We will not be able to join you on Tuesday, as we are training for our new calling as Ordinance Workers in the Logan Temple.Robert and Diana Hoth

 

Betsy Stettler Toombs posted on 2/13/12

Oh, How dear aunt Beulah will be missed. She was such a 'regal' person in my eyes! And the twinkle in her eyes and the lilt in her gentle voice. I loved the visits to her home, always welcome and always loved. My love and condolences to all of the family. Love you all!

 

Tammy Simister Robinson posted on 2/13/12

Oh, how I loved Beulah! When looking for an apartment to live in as I attended Weber State College, I noticed her contact information on the bulletin board at the Ogden LDS Institute. I felt comfortable in her home from the moment we met, moved into her basement apartment, and she became my instant college "mom". Beulah had a unique talent for listening as I babbled on and on about life's triumphs and tragedies. She always made me feel better about myself because of her unconditional love. Sometimes she was a girlfriend and other times she was a mentor, but always a true confidant.Often we would order a pizza and sit eating it on the long couch in her sunken living room. The crust was so thick around the edges, we would slice it open and spread strawberry jam on it for dessert! I loved Beulah's empathetic demeanor. She was one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure to know. I never saw her angry. She was supportive of everything I did and treated my like a daughter. I will miss my friend, but will cherish the memories I have of her goodness. I am forever blessed to have been able to spend a few years of my life with her and I will look forward to seeing her again.With Love,Tammy Simister Robinson

 

Sara Stettler Hurst posted on 2/13/12

Aunt Beulah is truly a distinguished lady. She always made me feel welcome in her home or at reunions. I will miss her sweet, gentle hugs and the twinkle in her eye. All my love to the family!

 

Kevin & Rita Dunn posted on 2/13/12

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life and morn the passing of your Mom. May you find peace and comfort knowing you have friends that love and admire you here at home!

 

Neddie Pitcher posted on 2/12/12

Aunt Beaulah was the most loving person to me when I joined the family. I always loved going to her home, as she made me feel like a princess. I will always remember her love to me, her smile and her gentleness. Someday, we will meet on the other side and that love will grow between us.

 

Carrie Brown posted on 2/12/12

Beulah was always so kind and caring. She was such a wonderful friend to my mom and she will be deeply missed.

 

Tricia Mallard posted on 2/12/12

I just want to say that Beulah was always a shining light. Always so nice and welcoming and loved everyone. She will be missed dearly

 

Kara Smith posted on 2/12/12

Beulah was such a sweet and kind lady, she always had time to stop and say hi and make sure you were doing ok. She cared about everyone and was such a great friend. She will be missed!

 

Michelle Smith posted on 2/12/12

Beulah was always so kind to me and marveled at my strength with all of the circumstances in my life. I will miss her smiling face and the twinkle in her eyes.

 

Kathy Stay posted on 2/12/12

Beulah was a wonderful, kind loving friend. She was a joy to everyone who knew her. She always had a happy smile and a kind word for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

 

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