A devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, Bob’s happiest times were spent with his family. Originally a native of Cedar City, he took a “temporary” teaching position in Panaca, planning to spend a couple of years in Nevada before moving back to Utah. The Panaca residents and the Lincoln County School District changed his mind, however, as he became a teacher, and ultimately retired there as a principal in the elementary education program.
Bob served as an LDS missionary in the Spanish-American mission, where he developed enormous love and respect for the Mexican people and their culture. He was fluent in the Spanish language and lovingly served the Hispanic community in Lincoln County in many capacities throughout his life.
Bob will be remembered for his love of the outdoors. He spent many hours hunting, fishing, caring for his horses and other various farm animals, and 4-wheeling with treasured family friends in the Nevada mountains. Bob was also a volunteer fireman, bus driver, and Hunter Safety instructor. He enjoyed industrial crafts and artwork such as leatherwork, beading, Navajo jewelry making, and lapidary work, and he taught these skills to many of his children, grandchildren, and hundreds of students over his lifetime.
Bob is survived by his eternal companion Jacquelyne (Jackie) Gordon, as well as his five children, LeAnn (Bob) Veltri, Craig (Melissa) Beatty, Chad (Terry) Beatty, Robert (Wendi) Beatty Jr., and Sandra Beatty. His fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will miss his tremendous heart and his genuine love and concern for each and every one of them. He is preceded in death by his father, Rudger F. Beatty, mother, Camilla Bauer Beatty, and all of his siblings, LaMond (Lois, Liv) Beatty, Janice (Don, Liv.) Lowder, Karen (Dudley) Alger, Neil Beatty, and Diane Beatty.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, in the Panaca, Nevada First Ward chapel. Viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., and interment in the Panaca cemetery, under the direction of Southern Nevada Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.snmortuary.com.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the caregivers of Riverway Assisted Living, and Legacy Hospice care for their genuine love and care on Bob’s behalf. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.