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Theodore 'Ted' Beardsley Sr.

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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:00 pm

Theodore "Ted" A. Beardsley Sr., 71, of Lodi, died Sept. 22. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Skowhegan, Maine.

Mr. Beardsley served in the U.S. Army as a radar specialist from 1957 to 1960. After being honorably discharged, he resided in Lodi and was later relocated to Killen, Ala., through Lockheed, where he was employed as an engineer in the aerospace program. After retiring from Lockheed, he returned to Lodi where he was employed part-time with the California Department of Transportation. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge and volunteered for the Salvation Army. He enjoyed boating and golfing.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Beardsley, of Lodi; daughter, Teresa, of Pittsburg; sons, Ted Beardsley Jr., of Valley Springs, and Tom Beardsley, of Lodi; sisters, Peggy, Nancy, Mary, Ann and Susie; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Cole Beardsley.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 and East Harney Lane, Lodi, with Pastor Gene Napier of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Donahue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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