Michael Del Beard, 71, of Shelley, Idaho passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, children, and family by his side.
Mike was born in Driggs, Idaho on May of 1951 to Martha Ann Cordon and Merlon Paul Beard. He grew up, and attended schools in both Pocatello, and Driggs. The Valley is where he met the love of his life.
On November 8, 1969 he married his beautiful bride, Rowena. Together they had 5 daughters. Karma, Kim, Britanie, Breanna, and Cortney who love their dad more than words could ever say.
As a boy he worked on the dairy farm with his dad. He had many stories he shared about those times he spent with his dad, and brothers. Mike worked as a mechanic running a service station for Jim Hansen in Idaho Falls, and later moved his family to Shelley, Idaho where he did construction with his Brother-in-Law Billy. In 1989 he started his 17 years working at Basic American Foods. He quickly became a Team Lead/Shift coordinator. Before retiring Mike managed the Exxon in Shelley for Ron & Michelle Berry. Throughout that time, he patiently employed all five of his daughters at one time or another.
Mike enjoyed camping, and spending time with his family including his 26 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. There are many precious memories that have been left with the ones who loved him. His smile, sense of humor, kindness, and unconditional love will be cherished forever.
He is survived by his wife, Rowena. Daughters, Karma Phillips (Paul), Kim Pereira (Dennis), Britanie James (Eric), Breanna Dye (Brian), and Cortney Molina (Ruben), Brother, David Holbrook (Lonnie), Brother, Eric Holbrook, Sister, Jonnie Jo Rosales, Sister, Kathy Fontana (Speedy).
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Steven Beard, and Timothy Beard.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday June 25th at 11:00 A.M. Cache Clawson Cemetery, 2090 W. 6000 N. Tetonia, Idaho 83452