Daniel Beckstead

Daniel Beckstead

Henry Austin Beckstead and Norma Maria Westover had four children together: Laron, Mary, Norma and Leone – photographed circa 1950.

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Early Life and Education

He worked a farm and raised cattle. Additionally, he was an LDS Church member and served as bishop for eight years; additionally he was part of the Whitney Ward High Council and stake teacher for 30 years.

He is blessed with five children. Two, Lloyd and Gumheld, have built beautiful homes on their land. Both are actively involved with their church; Lloyd serves as Sunday School superintendent while Gumheld serves on Wards/Stakes Officer teams and Mutual Improvement Committee committees.

Mary Priscilla Beckstead Whitehead was born in Schoharie County, New York. Despite not receiving formal education, Mary could read and write well and was employed doing numerous chores around her home as well as hired out as help for family.

Professional Career

He was an outstanding entrepreneur who developed several businesses and properties. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee during the 1980s.

He founded and ran several companies, such as Beckstead Co. which became one of the nation’s premier manufacturers of farm equipment. Additionally, he was active with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served as an ordinance worker at several temples.

He was a pioneer in Utah’s tourism and recreation development, serving as first chairman of its Board of Parks and Recreation between 1958-1962 and being an active member of both National Council of American States and International Association of Sportsmen.

Achievement and Honors

Dan, while still in his early 20s, had the opportunity to work as an apprentice smith and quickly earned himself a reputation for quality and accuracy in his work. Soon thereafter he went on to become a highly successful blacksmith making tools for ranchers and hunters.

He was also an active member of his Church, serving both as a counselor with the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA) and then later serving as Sunday School Superintendent!

Bertha also enjoyed an outstanding career within the LDS Church. As an active member of the Family History Committee and tireless provider of genealogy assistance services, her services were greatly valued by all those she served – it earned her many respects from everyone she encountered. Bertha made an exceptional leader who was revered and loved by those she led and was revered by those she encountered.

Personal Life

Daniel Beckstead was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an enthusiastic supporter, working hard to expand its growth. Additionally, Daniel was generous with his money – often giving it away to help others.

He amassed an estate that was worth millions during his lifetime and served on various Boards of Directors and charitable organizations.

He passed away in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah from unspecified causes and was laid to rest at Temple Lot Cemetery. Keziah Albine Petty Beckstead survived him as did their three children before moving with the family later to North Point, Utah.

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