Daniel Charles Beyer Jr.
- Born: 9 Jun 1923, Norfolk, Virginia
- Died: 1 Jul 2012, Redding, Shasta Co., California at age 89
Daniel C. Beyer Jr.
June 9, 1923 - July 1, 2012
Dan was born in Norfolk, Virginia on June 9, 1923. He was the oldest of three boys to Dan Beyer, Sr. and Thalia Beyer. His family lived in Boston and Norfolk in the early years of his life. Later on they moved to Fierro, New Mexico and then ended up in Grants Pass, Oregon, where he attended his elementary and high school days. He was an honor student and Student Body President of the Grants Pass High School. When he finished his Senior year, WWII was in full swing and he joined a reserve program and joined the Marines.
He was sent to USC and assigned to a Marine Detachment, which were potential officer candidates. He was sent to boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina and then to camp Lejune, North Carolina and then on to officer candidate school in Quantico, Virginia and became a second lieutenant at the age of 21. Later he was sent to Guam and China. After the war ended he returned to Grants Pass and married Marion Hanson, who was in his high school class. Since he had joined the reserves and the Korean War had started, he took the chance of returning to the University of Oregon, which he did for one year before being called for duty. He returned to Quantico for refreshment courses and received the rank of Captain. Dan stayed state-side until his tour was over, at which time he returned to Eugene and the U of O. Even though he had a BA in law, he wanted to become a CPA and that he did. In 1952, Dan Beyer III was born, and in 1954, Diana. Dan was involved with Automobile Dealership management in Southern California, Sacramento and Redding. He first came to Redding as a consultant for John Geer Chevrolet and later business manager for Rodway. He retired in 1985. Dan was one of the founding directors of the Redding Bank of Commerce, and retired at 70. He was a golfer, avid fisherman, and hunter and enjoyed his retirement to the fullest.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Bob Beyer, of Colorado. Dan is survived by his wife, Marion, Son Daniel C Beyer III (Marty) of Oak Run, Daughter Diana Thompson of Park City, Utah, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, and brother, Bill Beyer (Nancy) of Tacoma, Washington. We have lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and brother. His loving memory will be forever in our hearts. Memorial Service to be held at Riverview Golf and Country Club on Sunday, July 15 from 3 - 5 P.M.