Ronald Earl Beasley, age 82, died December 31, 2019, at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Born May 7, 1937 in Ogden, Utah he was the second oldest son of the late Alfred D. Beasley and Bernice M. Beasley.
Ronald attended East Manuel High School in Denver, Colorado.
He was a veteran of the US Army having served with the rank of Private First Class as an Armor Intelligence Specialist in Kirch Gons, Germany from 1956 to 1958.
Ronald had been employed at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Denver, Colorado from 1958 to 1989. He began his career in route sales and worked in positions of increasing responsibility, finally retiring from the company as a Fleet Maintenance Manager.
Ronald was a member of the Foster Lake Fishing Club from 1976 to 2004 in which he served as president in 1987. He was also a member of the Wheels West Car Club in Grand Junction, Colorado from 2005 until his death. His classic trucks often won awards in local car show events.
Ronald enjoyed fishing, camping and golf. He also dedicated many hours to gardening and taking care of his lawn. He enjoyed many summer evenings sitting on his patio where he had a beautiful view of the Book Cliffs. Ronald was an avid fan of the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos having been a Broncos season ticket holder from 1963 to 2004.
Ronald was a jokester and loved to humor those around him. He was hard working, independent, and dedicated to his family.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Bernice, son Jason, and brothers Delbert and Lynn. Ronald is survived by his sons Ronald Mark, Daytona Beach, FL, and Kent, Centennial, CO, his daughter Glenna and son-in-law Brian, Parker, CO, his brother Lowell and sister-in-law Karole, Highlands Ranch CO, and his former spouse Leanne Beasley, Fruita, CO.
Visitation Services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 904 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. A reception will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Munchies Pizza and Deli, 550 Kokopelli Blvd, Fruita, CO 81521.
Interment will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Mizpah Cemetery, 12641 Weld County Rd 32, Platteville, CO 80651. A reception will be held at Double Tree Restaurant, 701 Vasquez Blvd, Platteville, CO 80651 immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to one of Ronald’s favorite charities:
The Wounded Warrior Project
The Arbor Day Foundation
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