Union County, Oregon Obituary
Larry Eldridge “Ty” Beardsley, 70, formerly of the Grande Ronde Valley, died Aug. 15 in Polson, Mont. Memorial services begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Friends may go to www.buffalohillfh.com to post condolences to the family.
Ty was born Sept. 17, 1937, to Eldridge and Amy Lou (Holman) Beardsley in Walla Walla. He grew up in Eastern Oregon and married Viola Mae Vanderpool in Lewiston, in 1958. Ty was a farmer and rancher in the Grande Ronde Valley. He moved from the area in 1977 and went to Alaska to work as a heavy equipment operating supervisor in the North Slope oil fields. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, traveling, raising and working with horses and spending time in the back country with his mules, horses and close friends.
Ty is survived by daughters, Debbie Seifert, Karrie Beardsley and Lori Nelson; son, Scott Beardsley; brother, Skip Beardsley; sister, Jerri Lee Beggs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Observer – August 23, 2008