Roy Bethards Jr. Obituary

Roy D. Bethards Jr.
Roy D. Bethards Jr.
Roy D. Bethards Jr.

February 18, 1935 - May 13, 2009
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Roy Daniel Bethards Jr., 74, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. In agreement with Roy's wishes, there will be no funeral service held. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, May 16, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Roy was born on February 18, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa to Roy Daniel Sr. and Lorena B. (Jennings) Bethards. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Marines. On December 10, 1976, He married Linda Jo Cunningham in Urbandale, where they made their home. Roy was a life-long farmer and was employed with John Deere Works for 37 years, until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge – Acanthus #632 in Des Moines and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Linda Bethards of Windsor Heights; mother, Lorena B. Hook of Urbandale; two daughters, Renee (Christopher) Becker of Urbandale and Kimberly Johnson of Des Moines; three sons, Kelly (Melody) Bethards of Madrid, Tracy (Debbie) Bethards of Des Moines and Tony (Cathy) Bethards of Beaverdale; three sisters, Beverly McKay of California, Betty Meusburger of Urbandale and Connie Vail of Florida; nine grandchildren, Amanda, Jeremy, Christi, Johnathan, Rachel, Haley, Jabin, Rylee, and Ryane; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Roy was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to either: American Diabetes Association or the Brain Injury Association of Iowa.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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VISITATION
Westover Funeral Home
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cemetery
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, May 16, 2009
12:00 PM

Charities

American Diabetes Association-Iowa Chapter
4430 - 114th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Brain Injury Association of Iowa
7025 Hickman Road, Ste. 7
Urbandale, IA 50322