She was born on April 9, 1917 to Amber Jackson
Murphy and Rosie A. Titus in Moab, Utah and lived in the Moab area all
of her life. She attended Grand County Schools. Helen, her sisters and
many cousins spent most summers with their grandparents, Joe and Mary
Titus, on the River Ranch at Richardson (Professor Valley). She often
talked about her memories on the ranch.
She married Jack Clifton Beeson on Aug. 9, 1933.
Seven children were born to them: Jack C. Beeson, Jr., Mark Beeson,
Helen Jo Youngblood, Lloyd Lee Beeson (deceased), Ted Beeson, and two
baby girls that were stillborn.
In her later years Helen found a great friend and companion in Dave Wimer. He preceded her in death.
Helen was a fun person who enjoyed lots of
activities including dancing, arrowhead hunting, camping and fishing.
Another favorite pastime was Panquine, a card game played at most
family gatherings that has been passed down for several generations.
She always loved to read and the last few years of her life she read
many books. She passed these books down to her children and
grandchildren because many of them shared her passion of reading.
She was very talented. She enjoyed crocheting,
needlework, ceramics and quilting. Helen and Jack also raised a
beautiful garden. She would can many bottles every summer. She loved to
cook and had many special and tasty recipes.
Helen is survived by her sister, Ruth Pray, Grand
Junction, sons, J.C. (Jo) Beeson, Mark (Edith) Beeson, Ted (Eula)
Beeson, Monticello, daughter, Helen Jo Youngblood, Moab; 18
grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Roy
(Nyda) Beeson of Las Vegas and sisters-in-law Ruth Beeson, Moab and
Opel Skiles of Conroe, TX. She is survived by her nephew Jack Beeson of
Moab, with whom she had a close relationship. She is survived by a
large extended family and special friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, her
parents, stepfather, Elmer Ellis, sister Lily Herndon, son Lloyd, two
stillborn daughters, one grandson, one great-grandson, one
great-great-granddaughter, daughter-in-law Anne Beeson and
daughter-in-law Shirl Beeson.
Helen was a great character and we will miss her sense of humor, her sharp mind and outspokenness.