William Frederick Beaty III

January 23, 1939March 19, 2020

William Frederick Beaty III, age 81, of Jefferson, Oregon passed away on Thursday March 19, 2020. William was born January 23, 1939.

William is survived by his wife, Shirley Beaty; son Bill Beaty; son Trevor Beaty; son Duane Beaty; and son William E. S. Beaty; grandchild Kayla Beaty, grandchild Alyssa Libel, grandchild Kaitlyn Libel, grandchild Haylee Beaty, grandchild Levi Beaty, grandchild Alex Beaty, grandchild Joelle Cooper, grandchild Jessica Carlson, grandchild Jaylene Gunzenhauser, grandchild Ekaterina Beaty, grandchild Konstantin Beaty, grandchild Yevdokiya Beaty, grandchild Yaroslava Beaty, grandchild Vyacheskv Beaty, grandchild Devan Beaty, grandchild Dezziray Beaty, grandchild Daniel Beaty, grandchild Terray Beaty and grandchild Darian Kauffman.

William was preceded in death by; son Tracy Beaty.

Due to the restrictions in place, all services will be limited to family only.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Beaty family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Family Only Graveside Service Thursday, March 26, 2020


William Frederick Beaty III

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Ann Eickmann

April 7, 2020

Wes& I first met Bill in a campground near Sierra Vista, Az. January 2002, Another Oregonian who’d gone south to escape the rainy NW winter. We quickly became friends enjoying the simple RV lifestyle together. We’d co-ordinate our snowbird schedule and would spend 2-3 months every year amongst a group of 6-7 couples . Happy hours, flee markets, cards & games, sightseeing as we’d go from place to place. Who can ever forget those wonderful sour dough waffles Bill would make! Sharing our pasts,good times & bad, we had a very special bond with the SOB (sweet old Bill) He was a teddy bear inside that rough exterior! So glad our paths crossed way back then, & you will definitely be missed by the Eickmann’s!! To the family, our thoughts & prayers are with you as you deal with your loss! We love you Shirley, God Bless!

Susan Williamson

April 4, 2020

I’m so sad ! Bill was so loved, I know his service would be packed out if life were normal right now.
Every time I saw Bill he made me feel like he was very happy to see me. I always enjoyed his hugs and conversation. I remember when I first met Bill he tried to act like he was tough, but it didn’t take me long to realize that he was a big teddy bear.
My husband and daughters always enjoyed him too. Even though we didn’t see him regularly anymore, It makes me sad to know I won’t run into him and have a catch up visit.

Robert Tower

April 1, 2020

On a cross country trailer trip we stopped overnight in Reno. Much to our surprise Bill and Shirley were camped just down the line of trailers. We all went out to dinner at one of the casinos. Just like any occasion when you were around Bill every waiter, clerk ,bus boy, or doorman was treated as a friend and Bill made them feel like they were long time friends.
Bill could be so funny you would laugh until it hurt. Just ask the family about when Bill took the bathroom door off to trim the rub on the rug. After three tries he realized he had cut over an inch on the top of the door and you could see light into the bathroom. He just laughed with the rest of us.
He will be missed.
Robert & Margaret Tower

Debra Linhart

April 1, 2020

Our condolences to Shirley and the Beaty family. His storytelling and sharing recipe tips will be missed by many. And of course he could fill a Santa suit pretty darn good!
/Bill & Debra

Kayla Beaty

March 22, 2020

He was the best grandpa ever! I learned alot from him and alot of my childhood memories on the beaty farm. His love for his family was real wish my kids got to spend more time with him. I will pass on how much of a amazing grandpa he is!

Nancy Beaty

March 22, 2020

I was grateful to marry a man whose parents are so loving and supportive. Bill and Shirley are an important part of our lives. It was a comfort to have Bill as a father figure the last five years and we will miss him greatly. Rest peacefully.

Bill Beaty

March 22, 2020

Dad was a man who had knowledge beyond his years and was successful in many ways but none more than his love and dedication to his family. He was truly a one of a kind who will be missed by many. Funny, genuine and real are only a few of his attributes that I admire and strive to be in my life. I love you Dad and can't wait to see you again.

Duane Beaty

March 22, 2020

I have so many great memories of my dad. I will miss having him to talk to, and to ask advice from. Always knowing that I had him there to walk beside me through the rough times in my life. I love you dad and will miss you so much.