Obituary: Twila Fielding Beasley

April 20, 1922 – December 27, 2017

Grandpa and the angels escorted Grandma to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Twila Fielding Beasley, 95, of Rupert passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Twin Falls. She was born April 20, 1922 in Jameston, Idaho to Nephi and Lillie Fielding.

On June 14, 1949 she married the special love of her life Claude Wallace (Bud) Beasley, son of Claude and Bertha Wallace Beasley of Springfield, Idaho. Bud and Twila began their life together in Shelley, Idaho. Bud milked cows and farmed. Twila was the bookkeeper for Boise Payette Lumber Company. A short time later they moved to Woodville, Idaho and farmed for Twila’s father Nephi. They lived in Woodville about eight years.

Bud and Twila drew a farm in 1957 in the Minidoka Project in Rupert, Idaho. The farm, 140 acres, of unirrigated land was in sage brush and had to be broken out for farming. They continued farming and milking cows until retiring in November 1995.

Bud and Twila were blessed in 1960, when they adopted a boy, Russell, age 5 years old and a girl, Kathi, 2 years old. Later in life they enjoyed traveling, biking, camping and special occasions. Great joy came from family gatherings and they loved sharing the holidays with their family. In 2004, Bud and Twila moved into the city of Rupert. Twila saw many great changes from horse to wagon, man on the moon, Television, and automobiles. What a wonderful generation she was a part of. She was an example of what a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and a friend should be. She would welcome anyone and genuinely cared for all those around her and their well-being. She was a faithful, loving wife that worked hard by her husband’s side on the farm, while being an example to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She taught many values such as good work ethics, frugalness, loyalty and compassion. She was an inspiration to all those who came in contact with her, touching them with a warm smile, genuine heart, and a caring soul. She was a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated from Shelly High School in 1940. She joined the WAVEs( Navy) in July of 1944, and received an Honorable discharge from the Navy in March of 1946. She was a member of the American Legion – Post 10, Rupert, Idaho.

She is survived by her daughter Kathi (Doug) Hall, son Russell Beasley, five grandchildren: Bobbi (Craig) Munoz, Zack (Brittney) Murphy, Tabatha Bingham (Jeremy Powell), Jim Murphy, Olive (Chris) Norris. Seven great grandchildren: Kolby Osborn, Tracen Sherrill, Bryson Bingham, Natalia Bingham, Tai Norris, Carson Murphy, Gracelynn Murphy , and one sister- Frances Cox.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Claude Beasley, six brothers, four sisters, one great granddaughter, Scottie Norris and one granddaughter in law, Whitney Murphy.

The family would like to especially thank Minidoka Memorial hospital emergency department and St. Luke’s Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Rupert 3rd Ward Chapel with a one hour viewing prior to the service. Viewing for family and friends will be 6-8 Monday, January 1, 2018 at Hansen Mortuary. Services will conclude with burial and Military rites in the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

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