Edithdell Beal Black
1940 ~ 2017

Edithdell Beal Black, 76, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her beloved home surrounded by her children whom she adored.
Edith was born in American Fork, UT on December 6, 1940 to William E. Beal and Clestia Gillman Beal. She was welcomed home by her older brother Loal who from the very first day called her Sis. She was forever known as Sis to all who met her. Even her grandchildren called her “Grammersisses”.

Sis grew up in American Fork, Granger and South Salt Lake and went to school at South High. She excelled in school and was known for her beautiful penmanship and ability to make many friends. She spent her summers working on her Aunt and Uncles ranch and learned how to take care of hungry cowboys. She loved to go to Pleasant Grove to visit her her cousins, and especially in June when her favorite celebration Strawberry Days took place. She spent a lot of time in Pleasant Grove after she met a young man named Tom Black. The two dated and were married August 23, 1958 when Sis was only 17 years old. She lived in an apartment across the street from South High School her senior year while Tom served in the Air Force in Turkey. They moved several times over the years and finally settled in American Fork with their 5 children.

Sis was involved in many community organizations including PTA, Pageant of the Arts, Miss American Fork Pageant, Jr. Arlitra and many church callings. If her children were involved in it so was she. She was a band mom, a dance mom and many sport teams mom. Sis loved her kids and her Grandkids and Great Grandkids, they were her life and she was proud of every one of them.

She loved to travel with her friends and family especially her girls. She has been all over the United States and Europe and has been on several cruises. She was an avid reader and loved playing games with her family. She also loved scary movies, crime shows, Café Rio pork salad and Dr. Pepper.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents William E. Beal and Clestia Gillman Newman, her brothers Calvin Beal and Loal Beal and a Grandson David Lee Collins. She is survived by her 5 children, Daron John Black (Angie) of St. George, UT. Jennifer Lee Collins (Greg) of Twin Falls, ID. Angeline Carson (Shane) Highland, UT. Justin Black of American Fork, UT and Amy Murphy (Jakob) of Pleasant Grove, UT. Also survived by her grandchildren Cody Black, Jaden Marshall Kasen Black, Bentley Black, Brittany Zigich, Alecia Collins, Andrea Collins, Tanner Collins, Chefin Carson, Shayla Carson, Daxton Carson, Taylor Murphy, Dallin Murphy, Mya Murphy and Wilson Murphy. Great Grandchildren Asa Black, Coen Black, Brighton Zigich, Kanyon Zigich, Pearl Williams, Isabelle Carson, Alivvya Carson, Gage Peterson and Kristopher Hansen.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Sunset Hills 2nd LDS Ward Chapel located at 1152 North 400 West American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Sunset Hills 2nd Ward Chapel and also at an additional viewing on Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.

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