|Memorial service set for Jim Beasley|
Jim Beasley, reference librarian at the Chester Fritz Library, died Sept. 6 in Northwood Deaconess Nursing Center, Northwood. He was 65. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 319 South 5th Street, Grand Forks.
Jim Beasley was born Feb. 6, 1941, in Indianapolis to Alonzo and Mabel (Randall) Beasley. He grew up and graduated from high school in Indianapolis, then earned bachelor's, master's, and specialist degrees in library science from Indianapolis University. He worked for a college in Montana, the University of South Dakota Library, and an institute for troubled boys in Maryville, Miss., before moving to Grand Forks to take a position as a reference librarian at UND in 2001.
He was very well-liked at the Chester Fritz Library. He was a friendly, honest man, and one full of integrity. If someone asked him if there was anything they could do for him, he would say, "You can give me a smile." He loved everyone, he was easy to get along with, and enjoyed being around people.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a eucharistic minister and member of the Vestry there.
He is survived by his brothers, Alonzo Beasley II and Gale, both of Indianapolis, and sisters, Almeda Beasley, Parksville, N.Y., Sandra, and Margaret, both of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a sister, Rebecca.
(Information provided by Grand Forks Herald)