Patricia Beaty Obituary

Patricia L. Beaty
Patricia L. Beaty
Patricia L. Beaty

March 15, 1935 - March 10, 2004
Born in Los Angeles, California
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Patricia Lee "Pat" Beaty, 68, of Des Moines died Wednesday March 10, 2004 at her second home in Kerrville, TX. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at Westover Funeral Home with entombment at Resthaven Cemetery and Mausoleum in West Des Moines.

Pat was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 15, 1935 to Floyd and Jessie Bowles. As a young girl she moved to Portland, OR where she attended school. After graduating high school, she worked at a local insurance company. Pat went on to receive her two-year degree from Graceland University in Lamoni. It was during these years that she met her future husband, Al Beaty. After college, Pat worked at Farm Bureau and married Al in 1960. For the next six years, both Pat and Al attended night school at Drake University while continuing to work full-time.

In 1972, Pat opened her own women's clothing store, "The Clothes Chute," with shops in Des Moines, Lamoni and Clear Lake. By 1980 she was ready for a new challenge and at age 45 attended Drake Law School where she continued to make the Dean's List and was published in the Law Review. Upon earning her law degree, Pat worked in the trust department at Bankers Trust for a short time before joining Al at his insurance agency where they continued to work together until her death.

Pat and Al traveled together and with their family to many places around the globe. They divided their time in recent years between their home in Des Moines and their second home in Kerrville, TX. In addition to travel, Pat enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and was learning to play the organ.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Al Beaty; two daughters, Kim Hopkins and her husband, Ben and Lisa Beaty; her granddaughters, Megan and Emma Hopkins; her sisters, Marilyn Trotter and Kathy Crummer; her mother-in-law, Erma Beaty; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Jessie Bowles.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may go to either: Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, The Patricia L. Beaty Memorial Fund at Graceland University, or Younker Outpatient Rehab Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
1:00 PM
Resthaven Mausoleum
19th & Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Wednesday, March 17, 2004


Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa
851 19th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314