Lynda Victoria Hadley Beal
11/11/1952 - 01/15/2020
Our wonderful mom, sister, grandma, aunt, and friend was set free from her battle with Frontotemporal Dementia on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Lynda Victoria Hadley Beal was born November 11, 1952 to loving parents Ocie Jay and Camille Flowers Hadley. She graduated from Murray High School, where she was part of the Spartanette Boosters, and later attended Utah State University.
While working at LDS Hospital, a coworker invited Lynda to a volleyball game. One of his friends, Jim, caught her eye. When Jim winked at her, she was instantly head-over-heels in love. The feelings were mutual, and Jim and Lynda were married for over 40 years until his death in 2017. There was no Jim without Lynda, and no Lynda without Jim. We are so thankful they’re together again.
Lynda was incredibly close to her daughters and considered them her best friends. She was “Laverne” to Jaymie’s “Shirley,” and “MamaBird” to Lyndsie’s “BabyBird.” We loved crafting, laughing, and just being together. Many hours were spent around the piano, while Lynda played and her girls sang.
Throughout her life, Lynda enjoyed working in the medical field, and retired from Central Utah Surgical Center in 2015. She was well-known there for the way she made the patients feel comfortable, the fun and creative things she did to make each day better, and the popcorn she made every Friday for her coworkers.
Lynda was a faithful and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She fulfilled many callings, but her favorite was teaching Sunday School to the youth. She loved each of “her kids” individually and could talk about them for hours. She had a strong testimony and loved her time as an ordinance worker in the Payson temple.
Family meant everything to Jim and Lynda, and they were extremely supportive and proud grandparents. Avyrie, Dyllan, Logan, and Jocie were their favorite people in the world, and they simply couldn’t get enough of them. We had many movie nights, barbeques, pool parties, holiday celebrations, and anything else they could think up to get us all together. Lynda always said those were her favorite days of all.
Lynda was a very thoughtful and caring person. She served freely and loved with all her heart.
Lynda is loved and missed by her children, Jaymie and Michael Fellows, and Lyndsie and Richard Burgener; her grandchildren Avyrie, Dyllan, Logan, and Jocie Fellows; her siblings Jaylene (Jack) Gathercoal, Marcyne (Joe) Turley, and David (Kim) Hadley; framily member Joshua Stromblad, whom she considered one of her kids; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her grandkitties, Tony Randall and Rock Hudson Burgener.
Whenever we watch BYU basketball, listen to Donny Osmond or Tom Jones, play Nertz, or decorate for holidays, we’ll think of you, Mom. We miss you so much already.
Our family sincerely and whole-heartedly wishes to thank everyone at Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center for the incredibly loving way they took care of Mom. We also want to thank Alicia Smith from Senior Care Solutions, Symbii Hospice Care (especially Lori for helping us through our hardest days), and Dr. John R. Dietlein and Lisa Burton from Physician Home Care.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 am, with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, located at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) Sandy, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Pheasant Run Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team at http://act.alz.org/goto/pheasantrun or to a dementia research organization of your choice.
We love you, Mom. Forever and always.