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Information for Zenas William Beesley
20 April, 1928 - 10 October, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Zenas "Bill" Beesley

    Zenas William "Bill" Beesley, 63, of Nampa, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 1991, at his home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 14, 1991, at the Nampa 5th Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunnyridge Road.  Bishop Jay Fuhriman, bishop of the ward, will officiate.
    Interment will follow in the Hillcrest memorial Gardens.  Services and interment are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
 Senas Will " Bill" Beesley was born on April 20, 1928, at Pocatello to William and Minnie Norman Beesely.  He was reared and attended schools in Pocatello.
    After his schooling he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and later was employed at the Kraft Food Co. in Pocatello.  He married Lois A. Ricks on Nov. 18, 1952, at the Idaho Falls, L.D.S. Temple  He entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict.  He was honorably discharged and returned to Idaho.
    They later moved to Las Vegas, Nev., and in November of 1955 they came to Nampa.  He worked at Simplots in Caldwell and also at Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nampa for several years.  he also worked in the construction business.  For the last seven years he has been employed at Mercy Medical in the housekeeping division
    He was a member of the Nampa 5th Ward, L.D.S. Church.
    Bill is survived by his wife, Lois, of Nampa; four daughters, Cheryl (Mrs. Stanley) Winder, Great Lakes, Ill., Janice (Mrs. Spence) Hill, Cedar City, Utah, Renae (Mrs. Doug) Ratterree, Battle Mountain, Nev., and Trina Harrod of Nampa; four sons, Bill Beesley and his wife, Julie, of Juna, Daron Beesley and his wife, Noreen, of Emmett, Falen Beesley, U.S. Army, Fort Bliss, Texas, and Joel Beesley of Nampa.
    He also is survived by one brother, Hibbert N. Beesley, Port Orchard, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hammond, Aurora, Ore.; 26 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one son, three grandchildren and one niece.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the Nampa 5th Ward.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice Program, Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa, Idaho 83686, or flowers may be sent.

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