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Richard P. Beckwith Sr.

May 17, 1937 January 22, 2019
Richard P. Beckwith Sr.
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Obituary for Richard P. Beckwith Sr.

January 22, 2019

Graveside services for Richard Beckwith, 81 year old Clearmont resident who passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Clearmont, surrounded by his family and friends, will be held this summer in the Mountain View Cemetery in Butte, Montana. Donations in Mr. Beckwith’s memory may be made to the Clearmont Community Church in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at
Richard Paul Beckwith was born on May 17, 1937 in Boyd, Mississippi to Claude and Viola Beckwith. He grew up and received his schooling in Mississippi and worked as a share cropper as a young man. He was married on March 1, 1963 in Butte, Montana to Carol Cargill and they made their home in Butte where Richard worked in the copper mine. In 1968 they moved to San Jose, California where Richard worked at various professions. They lived in various parts of California until 2001 when the settled in Sacramento. Carol passed away on March 30th 2015 and in August of 2016 Richard moved to Clearmont and lived with his daughters until his death.
Richard is survived by five daughters, Barbara Quezada and her husband Jose of San Jose, California, Arlene Burdick of Sacramento, California, Lori Clays of Scotts Valley, California, Sandra Beckwith and her life partner Paul Appleby of Clearmont, Wyoming and Teresa Beckwith also of Clearmont; ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carol, one son Richard Jr, one daughter Becki Beckwith, two grandchildren Michael and Melisa Appleby.

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Clearmont Community Church

1210 Water Street
Clearmont, WY 82835
C/O Harness Funeral Home 351 N. Adams Ave. Buffalo, WY 82834

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