Daniel w Beal

December 2, 1921November 2, 2010

Daniel “Sonny” Beal was born in Pueblo, Colo., December 2, 1921 and passed away Nov. 2, 2010 of cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents James C. and Eileen Beal, his beloved wife of 66 years Marjorie Dolores Beal and his brother Charles A. “Dutch” Beal. He is survived by his sons Patrick (Gail) Beal of Pueblo, James (Vivian) Beal of Pueblo and daughter Beth Jennings of Pueblo. He is also survived by his grandchildren Todd Beal, Jamie Beal, Brooks Beal, Zachary Pool, Cheyenne Pool and one great grand child, Nicki Beal. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Sonny served in World War II on the USS Missouri as a Radioman First Class. He also served in the Naval Reserves until Dec. 12th, 1974. Daniel and Marjorie were married on Jan. 23, 1943 in San Francisco, CA. Sonny also worked as a night chief clerk for the Rio Grande railroad in Pueblo between 1938 and 1983. He enjoyed his cabin in Bonanza Colorado, which was purchased in 1958. He restored the cabin with the help of many dear friends and family members. As a young man, his greatest passions were playing fast pitch softball and jeeping in the back country. He played fast pitch softball for many organizations and agencies throughout the region and was quite renowned for his pitching ability which took him to many playoff opportunities statewide and abroad. Sonny also had a profound love of music, primarily piano and organ and loved the Big Band era of music. After retirement, Sonny and Dolores enjoyed travelling around the country on their Goldwing motorcycle with friends and family. During his retirement, Sonny became a devoted grandfather and greatly enjoyed spending time with his two small grand children teaching them the “traditional” ways of doing things. He also was active in attending nearly all of their sporting events and other activities. Cremation arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home. Per Sonny’s request, there will be no viewing or services. Online condolences,


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Valerie Clementi

November 9, 2010

Sonny was one of the kindest, most gentle men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. At first, he seemed gruff and not interested in conversation. But as I learned about him, about what was important to him, we became friends. He missed his wife, loved his children and loved even more the grandkids. He would tell me stories about the cabin and all the fun the family would have.
I only knew him from working at a doctors office where he was a patient. He was one of my most favorite and I will miss him dearly. I'm very sorry for your loss. Valerie Clementi

November 8, 2010

We have lost a very good friend. We will always have fond memeries of Sonny and Dolores. Our condolences to his family.
Joan and Bob Selvage

November 8, 2010

We was sadden with the passing of your dad.
When, Bob and I would visit Pueblo, Bob always made it a point to vist Sonny and Dolores. They always made us feel at home with them. We always left with a smile on our faces. The last time we saw Sonny was at Bob's dad's funeral. We took the time to sit down and have a good ole talk with him. So, happy we did that. What a honor to have met him.
We will keep all his family in our prayers. Know we care.
Bob and Rachelle Furney, Gladstone Mo.

November 7, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. He and Dolores were our dear friends for over 20 years. My late husband, Tommy & I enjoyed many rides in the mountains,
dining out together and just an unforgettable relationship.
It just won't be the same to
drive to Bonanza and not see their favorite old red Jeep
there. I know he will be missed
by so many. My deepest sympathy and love to all. Sharon Carr

Dennis and Stacey Furney

November 6, 2010

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.