Gary was born August 11, 1932 in Des Moines IA.
He joined the Marine Corp in 1953, serving more than 27 years. He retired in April 1979 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He proudly wore the title of Marine until his passing.
Gary and Karen (Keller) were married in Greeley, CO. in October of 1958. They lived in many places while he was in the service. They moved to Mesquite, NV in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Karen and his sons, Thane, Sean and Tracy; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. One son, Shawn, preceded him in death.
He also leaves behind numerous in-laws, aunts, cousins and family scattered across the country. Along with his many close personal friends in Mesquite.
Services will be held Nov. 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Mesquite Lutheran Church 450 Turtleback Road Mesquite, NV 89027. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
His ashes will be interred at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to Southern Utah Veterans Home, 160 North 200 East, Ivins, UT 84738 in honor of Master Gunnery Sgt. Gary Beardsley.