- Independent staff
Glen Eugene Beckwith, of Beaverton, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the age of 85.
Glen was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Payette, Idaho, son of Thurston and Ulva (Schubert) Beckwith.
Glen attended Fruitland High School and then went on to college at McPherson.
In November 1947 he married Edith Louise Ireland before enlisting with the National Guard in Ontario, Ore. Together they had two children: Bruce and Susan.
He started a long career with Boeing in June of 1955 as an expeditor in aerospace manufacturing until his retirement in December 1989.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, square dancing, singing in the church choir and wood working. He also enjoyed his family very much and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife Edith Louise Beckwith; son Bruce Beckwith; daughter Susan Furwa and brother Carl Beckwith.
A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at Farmington Square, 14420 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton.
The family suggests remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart and Lung Association.
Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel.