Kenneth Lee Beals passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Parker, Colorado surrounded by his loving family. He was married for 62 years to his loving and devoted wife, Doris Z. Beals, at the time of her passing in 2011.
At 92, Kenneth was blessed with a long life. He was born February 12, 1926 in Effingham, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. Beals and Mary E. Wycoff, and his siblings: Madonna Toothaker, Lauren Lester Beals, Lillian Saegesser, and Phyllis Jean Saegesser, all from Illinois. He was father of Sandra B. Fretwell (Gary) and the late Gary L. Beals (Beverly). Grandfather of Stephanie F. Bryant (Matthew), Ryan M. Fanguy, Gary L. Beals, Jr. (Jessie), and Jonathan L. Beals. Great-grandfather of Christian Beals, Samantha Beals, Aidan Bryant, and Luke Bryant.
Kenneth spent most of his adult life in Harahan, LA before moving to Colorado in 2007. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1945 - 1947. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 130 for 66 years and was also an active member of the Harahan Lions Club for over 20 years. Baseball was always a passion and he attended his first World Series Game cheering on the Colorado Rockies in 2007 and finally enjoyed seeing his beloved Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2016. He was an accomplished and skilled craftsman whose projects were endless and he enjoyed the satisfaction of a job well done.
Relatives, friends of the family and members of the IBEW Local 130 are invited to the visitation on Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 12:00 Noon with a graveside service at 3:00 PM. Visitation and burial will be held at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA.