Burt Ryan Beacham

Burt Ryan Beacham, age 38, passed away in his beloved hometown of Grantsville, Utah on January 3, 2017. Burt was born in Murray, Utah to Ernest Jeffery and Sharon Beacham on July 9, 1978. He was brought up with the utmost love and taught the utmost courage. Burt graduated from Grantsville High School with the class of ‘97, played college baseball for Barstow Community College and received several associate degrees from Salt Lake Community College. He met his ‘equal opposite’, Phoebe Bickmore, at a Grantsville High School dance when he was 17 and she was 15. After dating for 5 years, they were married on August 12, 2000, they were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS temple on September 7, 2001 with a love that transcends any earthly bounds. Burt and Phoebe have three cherished children, Walter Richard (age 9), Emmett William (age 7), and Fay Evelyn (age 5). Burt spent all of his precious extra minutes with his family, coaching, teasing, teaching, loving, planning, mentoring, and serving. Burt was fun-loving and quick-witted and looked for humor in all situations. Burt was as strong and hard-working as a person can be. He was the first to offer a smile and handshake or a hug to each individual he encountered. He built a reputation on serving and genuine affection. He had a heart of solid gold and served in many different capacities in the LDS church. Burt was an incredibly gifted coach and mentor to countless youth in soccer, wrestling, flag football, and basketball. He leaves a hole in youth sports that won’t soon be filled and will be deeply felt by his children. Burt’s career began in brick masonry, following in the footsteps of his father and brother Ernie, and evolved into nearly every trade imaginable. He enjoyed buying and improving properties and had recently become partners in a FastSigns franchise with his cousin and dear friend, David Peabody. Burt had an eye for quality and detail and an unsurpassed work ethic. His grit constructed a lifelong path of success. One of his greatest accomplishments was the home he built for his family, where he resided in Tooele, Utah. Burt loved the outdoors and enjoyed taking his family on adventures. His hobbies were making countless memories with his family and friends camping, boating, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Some things will never be explained to us in this life and moving forward without our revered father, husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, coach will prove virtually impossible. We take great comfort in the knowledge of eternal families and know he will be our guide throughout eternity. Burt is survived by his wife and children, his parents, Mother and Father-in-law, Mary Ann and David Bickmore, brother Ty Bateman (Jodi Sweeda), brother Matt Machon, sister Marnie Beacham (Wayne Greenhalgh), brother Ernest Frank Beacham (Shawndi), his Brothers and Sisters-in-law Jacob Bickmore (Rachel), Megan Wright (Lincoln), Michael Bickmore (Courtney), Grandma Fay Jager, Grandma and Grandpa Maurine and William Bickmore, and his beloved nieces and nephews, Crystal, TJ, Jade, Logan, Garrett, Madeleine, Kenadi, Porter, Bridger, Ava, Cabbi, John Henry, Madison, Olivia, Sicaly, Leo, Brystal, and Nora. A viewing will be held at the Tooele South Stake Center 1025 Southwest Drive Tooele, UT on Sunday, January 8 from 6-8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Tooele South Stake Center on Monday, January 9 at 12:00 noon with a viewing prior to the service from 10-11:30 AM. Interment will be held at Grantsville City Cemetery following the funeral services.

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