In Memory of
Edwin Scott Beal
October 4, 1954–August 2, 2020
Ed was born in Salem, Oregon to Robert and Agnes Beal and is the youngest of four brothers. He grew up attending St. Vincent’s Catholic School and later graduated from North Salem High School in 1973. In 1981, Ed began working for Norpac Foods Inc. Over the course of the next 36 years, he continued his career by diligently working to the top, starting as a quality control supervisor and by 2017, he culminated his career as the Cooperate Production Manager of all Norpac facilities.
Ed had two wonderful children, Allison (38) and Corey (36), with his first wife, Kim Kephart. In June of 2016, Ed married Sue Roberts, his love of 30 years. Ed was a devoted Oregon Duck fan and when he wasn’t watching the latest game, he enjoyed golfing, wood working, a nice bike ride, boating and crabbing, and he especially loved cooking for his family and friends (and he was an exceptional cook).
Ed and Sue always surrounded themselves with beloved animals. Whether it was a talking parrot or a rabbit, animals filled their home. But above all, their love of dogs ran deep, so much so that their dog McGee and him shared their final days together.
Ed’s schedules and routines were of the utmost importance to him. For instance, those who know him best knew where he’d be every evening at 8:10pm: enjoying time in his hot tub with a nice glass of scotch to reflect on the day.
After retirement, Ed and Sue traveled the southern United States in their motorhome for a year and half. Enjoying the sights, relaxation, and each other. Ed had said that those were some of the best days of his life.
Over the last year and half, Ed battled cancer. During this time, Sue spent every day by his side caring for him during his most trying times. Ed passed away on August 2, 2020 peacefully in his home with Sue by his side.
Ed is survived by his wife Sue Beal, his children Allison and her husband Pat Marlia, Corey and his wife Megan Beal, his four granddaughters, Reagan Marlia (5) Camryn Marlia (3), Elisabeth Beal (4), and Alea Beal (1), his three older brothers; Don and his wife Laura, Jim and his wife Paula, Greg Beal, and his brother-in-law, John Roberts.
Ed was a wonderful man; he was a man with great values, strength, and love for those who were close to him. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ed’s name to the Willamette Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society.