Harry Clyde Beal
November 3, 1928 – April 4, 2018
Harry Beal was born November 3, 1920, in Clearwater, Kansas, to Claude and Goldie Friberger Beal, and on the early death of his mother, was reared by Lewis and Jessie Hammers. At Wichita University he was in R.O.T.C, and on NRA's Ten Man All American Golden Bullet Rifle Team of 1941. On graduation he entered the Service as an Army Officer serving with the Armored Force. He married Shirley Bishop October 3, 1943. After a transfer to the Air Corps for pilot training, he flew as a pilot in South America, Africa, dropped paratroopers over France on D-Day, and flew in Europe thru the end of WWII. He was awarded the Air Medal with two clusters, seven battle stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, from the Country of France the French Legion of Honor Medal, and retired in the Air Reserve as a Lt. Colonel.
After WWII, Harry began a career in banking in Clearwater, Kansas, and served as a Kansas Legislator before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1960. Retirement came after 37 years, with 20 of those years at Arapahoe National Bank, Boulder, and First National Bank, Louisville, working as president twelve years. He was a Life Member of Boulder Elks, Boulder Rifle Club, Unity Masonic Lodge, a Lions Club member for more than 55 years, and served on the Boulder Chamber of Commerce Board.
Harry was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley in 2010. He is survived by three children Evanne Sarutzki (Alex), Jack Beal, and Nancy Perricone (Roger). He was also a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather.
In lieu of flowers or donations please do a kindness for another, as Harry would have done.
Harry's funeral will be held at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Pl, Boulder on Monday, April 9 at 3:00 pm. A private family burial will follow. Visit CristMortuary.com to share memories and condolences.
- Harry Clyde Beal Monday, April 9, 2018
Harry Clyde Beal
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April 10, 2018
Harry created banter and memories with residents and staff even at his last place, a skilled nursing home. There is no reason to feel sad for a person who had such a full life; but still, we miss him and would have greedily taken many more days of his company. There are residents who asked about him because he made an indelible mark in such a short time, so humble and always seeking to bring out the best in others. We are thankful for sharing time with him and thank you Evanne, Jack, and Nancy for all your kindness. We can tell he raised a wonderful family.
April 8, 2018
Evanne, Jack and Nancy, I was sorry to hear the passing of Harry, my heart is very heavy with the news as I loved your Mom and Dad very much. Don't know if you remember me but I worked for them in Boulder and Longmont for over 15 yrs. I loved his visits to the thrift store in North Longmont, I'll miss his hugs and the way he teased my son John.I'm sure he left a mark on all who knew him, I know he did me.May your loving memories provide some comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family. Sincerely Theresa Lucero and son John.