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Ernest Jeffery Beacham

May 11, 1945 — March 25, 2022

Ernest Jeffery Beacham

Ernest Jeffery Beacham was born on May 11, 1945 to Richard Frank Beacham and Elaine Jefferies Beacham in Grantsville, UT. He passed away at his home in Grantsville, UT on March 25, 2022. Ernie was a natural born athlete. He was a catcher in All Star Little League Baseball and a middle linebacker for Grantsville High School. Ernie inherited his strength and work ethic from his father and his mother’s sense of community. After completing high school, Ernie traveled around. He spent time in Big Piney, Wyoming on a ranch for a summer. He lived in Hawaii on Oahu for several months working at a car dealership. Ernie ultimately ended up in Seattle, Washington for about a year where he served his apprenticeship as a brick mason before returning back to Utah. His masonry workmanship was flawless and precise. Ernie’s rhythm and good looks caught the attention of Sharon Perkins and they were married on November 14, 1970. Ernie and Sharon welcomed 3 children together, Marnie, Ernest Jr. and Burt. Ernie was a proud and patient father. Ernie’s favorite hobby was providing for his family, but he could also strum Johnny Cash on the guitar and was a talented trapshooter, winning the Utah State Trapshoot Contest in 1976. Following in his father’s footsteps, Ernie got a job at Tooele County Army Depot, working his way up to become a firefighter. He was a firefighter for 20 years and made many close friends, but fought very few fires. As Ernie approached retirement he worked with his sons to build a home in Oakley, Utah, where he and Sharon lived for 10 years, then returning home to Grantsville to be near family. Ernie was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he had a deep testimony of the Book of Mormon, the first book he read cover to cover. Ernie and Sharon were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on his birthday, May 11, 1977 and they served a service mission on Temple Square and at the Conference Center for two years. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Farrell Beacham, his children, Marnie Beacham and Burt Beacham, and his grandson Logan Bateman. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Beacham, his sister Pat (David) Peabody, Ernie and Sharon’s previous children Ty (Jodi) Bateman and Matt Machon, Ernest Jr. (Shawndi) Beacham, daughter in law, Phoebe Beacham (Burt), 15 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 29th, from 6-8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior to the service from 10-11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 410 Shelley Lane, Grantsville, Utah. Interment will be held at Grantsville City Cemetery following the funeral services.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

LDS Church (410 E Shelley Ln, Grantsville)

410 Shelley Ln, Grantsville, UT 84029

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Viewing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

LDS Church (410 E Shelley Ln, Grantsville)

410 Shelley Ln, Grantsville, UT 84029

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

LDS Church (410 E Shelley Ln, Grantsville)

410 Shelley Ln, Grantsville, UT 84029

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