Jefferson William Beathard
July 6, 1929 – December 15, 2020
Dallas, OR-Jefferson William Beathard went home to his Lord and Savior on December 15, 2020, at the age of 91. He was born in Milano, Texas, to Dolfus and Ruby Beathard. William moved to California in 1948, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth May (Heaton) Beathard. Together, they raised six children in Lakeside, California. He is reunited with May, who preceded him in death.
William was a devoted family man and a great listener. During his bodybuilding days, he tied the world record for the deadlift. He was an avid outdoorsman and could often be found enjoying his garden and making friends with the wildlife. William worked in the lumber industry for 40 years with the Millmen's Union Local 2020 in El Cajon, California. He enjoyed country music, working out, animals, gardening, all things outdoors, and, most importantly, family. He made the world better for everyone he met and could be described as the best man we knew.
William is survived by his six children, 24 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 36 great great grandchildren, and he knew every single one of their names.
A private memorial service was held on December 16, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the American Heart Association or Hospice Care of the Northwest in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com