In Memory

Richard C Beals - Class Of 1962

Richard C Beals

Richard Corrie Beals, 76, passed away on March 19, 2021 in his longtime hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Richard was born on December 17, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois but spent the vast majority of his childhood growing up in the Pasadena and Oakland areas in California. He served in the US Army in Korea during the Vietnam War after which he went on to graduate from Northern Arizona University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. From there, Richard went on to work as a sales representative for US Gypsum and a variety of other materials-related manufacturers and ultimately became 'something of a bigshot developer.' He loved a good construction project, fly fishing with his friends and later, enjoyed globetrotting to explore countries he'd not yet seen. He is missed and will continue to be missed by those who knew his big heart underneath his tough exterior.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Genevieve and Norman Gay of Tucson; his father and stepmother, John and Marjorie Beals of Sedona, Arizona and his brother, John Beals. He is survived by extended and adopted family both near and far and a deep bench of friends throughout the community.

Arizona Daily Star, February 20, 2022