Jack Lee Beckstead, age 69, our dad and grandpa, passed away at the Veteran’s Home in Payson, Utah, on April 11, 2021. He was born September 5, 1951, in Roosevelt, Utah, a son of Aaron Toal Beckstead and Edith Adelia Reid Beckstead. He married Deborah Tsosie and together they had two sons. They later divorced.
He served his country as a U.S. Marine from July 1969 until July 1975, during the Vietnam War. After his military service, his career was spent in the automotive industry, where he was a manager for a mechanics shop. Born under a wandering star, Jack spent his free time fishing and exploring the Uinta’s.
Jack is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed serving as a temple worker at the Ogden Temple.
He is survived by his sons: Stoney Beckstead (and wife, Molly), of Spanish Fork, Utah; and James Beckstead, (and wife, Crystal). Also survived by his eight grandchildren: Ethan, Jackson, Logan, Tyson, Carson (Stoney’s children); and Ian, Charlie, and Lexi (James’ children). Additional survivors are nephews: Mike, Doug, Todd, Tim; and nieces: Jenny, Paris, Laura, Katrina. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Edith Beckstead; his brothers, Aaron and David Beckstead; and his sister, Susan Martin.
Graveside services for Jack will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Utah Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, in Bluffdale, Utah. There will not be a public visitation. Family and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery.