Friday, April 11, 2014

Roy Bucklin Beach, BHS 1947, Former BHS Teacher

Roy Bucklin Beach, BHS 1947, Former BHS Teacher 12/4/1929 - 3/5/2014 Roy Bucklin Beach, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2014. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Roy was raised in Burbank California. He served in the US Naval Reserves as well as the US Army in Austria and Germany. He also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in France. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University. He married Diane Smith in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in September 1957. He spent his life working with young people, first by teaching mathematics and French at Jordan Junior High School in Burbank, California, and spent more than 20 years as a teacher and counselor at Burbank High School. You couldn't go anywhere within a 20 mile radius of Burbank without someone saying "Hello, Mr. Beach". After retiring to South Jordan, Utah, Roy spent years volunteering his time for LDS Church, including the local family history center, the Jordan River Temple, the church history museum and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane. Roy is survived by his children, David (Julia), Kristen Klegseth (Junior), Karen Hill (Robert), Melinda Altenberg (Gary), Jennifer Gearing (Dan), Jonathan (Gwen), 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Parkway 8th Ward Chapel, 9894 South 2700 West, South Jordan.
Viewings will be held on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) and on Monday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment: Provo Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to charity of your choice (i.e. Primary Children's Hospital, LDS Perpetual Education Fund, Special Olympics, Wounded Warrior) Published in Deseret News on Mar. 8, 2014


  1. Great, great guy. One of the finest educators to ever walk the halls of both BHS and the Burbank Adult School. He also helped to create Continuation back in the early 70s.

    Everyone loved Mr. Beach. To say he was a "class act" isn't saying enough.

  2. Христос воскрес!
    Christ is Risen!
    Xρηctoc Ανεστη!
    “O Christ, give rest to the souls of Thy servants with the saints, where there is no sickness, sorrow or sighing, but everlasting life.”
    Prayer for the Departed – Eastern Orthodox Church

    Reverend Protodeacon George A. Haloulakos
    Burbank High School - Class of 1975