Tobias “Toby” M. Beard

December 10, 1933 – December 3, 2014

Stayton – Toby, 80, died December 3 in Stayton. He was born in Seattle, WA, living in California until moving to Stayton 42 years ago. Toby served in the US Army during the Korean War. He played semi-pro football, surfed for many years, and was a professional lifeguard. Toby was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and fishing, and served as a Boy Scout Leader. He was a member of the Stayton Men’s Club, series 33 and square danced for 30 years, as a member of Cascade Foothills Square’s and Capital Eights. Toby owned and operated Toby’s Lawn Service in Stayton for many years. He married Dianne Kohler Olsen on February 14, 1975 in Salem.

Toby is survived by wife: Dianne of Stayton; children: Tamra Blume of Salem, Dennis Beard of Stayton, and Brian Beard of Sandy; step-children: Debra Olsen-Frenier of Salem and Terry Olsen of Forest Grove; sisters: Patricia Williamson of Lake Elsinore, CA and Joyce Wells of Leroy, MN; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by and infant son, Jamie Beard.

Memorial service will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at  Stayton Christian Church. Private interment will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery San Diego, CA. Family requests no flowers and that contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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