Donald Lee Beach was born May 10, 1953 in Beach, N.D., the oldest son of Fay and Joan (Hartse) Beach. Don
Posted February 7, 2914
Beach was born May 10, 1953 in Beach, N.D., the oldest son of Fay and Joan (Hartse) Beach. Don grew up and attended country school at Carlyle. In 1971 he graduated from Baker High School. After attending some classes at Miles City and Bozeman colleges, he graduated in 1978 from Northern Montana College at Havre with an associate of science degree in electrical technology. Through the years, he worked for the grain elevator in Baker, a short stint in the Baker oilfield, at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, electronic and electrical technician positions and security guard at numerous facilities. His “claim to fame” was working security on seven movie sets, including “Quick and the Dead”, “Gambler III”, “A River Runs Through It”, and “The Horse Whisperer”. He retired in 2008 from SCG as an armed guard at the U.S. Government Federal Building in Billings.
Don married Adel Mische July 6, 1974. To this union two children were born: Mischele Lee and Gregory Arnold. Don loved and cherished his family. He enjoyed camping, gold panning, and was a certified practitioner of homeopathy. Don loved books and was the master of “his” chair and TV channel changer. He could fast forward the commercials even when he was napping!
After a lifetime of living with Type II diabetes, Don left this world peacefully Jan., 28, 2014, while at home.
He is survived by his wife Adel; daughter, Mischele (Dave) Miller; son, Gregory Beach; granddaughters, Karelyn and Dayna Miller, all of Laurel; parents, Fay and Joan Beach of Baker; brothers and sisters, Jack (Joy) Beach of Watford City, N.D./Las Vegas, Nev., Rena (Mike) Schaefbauer, Watford, City, N.D., Jean (Casey) Rost of Baker, brothers-in-law, John (Donna) Crow of Rhame, N.D., and Rob Beach of Helena; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Don was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Crow; nephew, Paul Beach; and great-niece, Katelynn Rost.
Services were held at the American Lutheran Church in Baker, Feb. 1, 2014. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker.