Vol. 33, No. 2     Fall 2010
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Joseph H. Beall, M.D. ’56

Adapted from The Seattle Times, Feb. 25–26, 2010

Joseph H. Beall, M.D., was born in Snoqualmie, Wash., on Feb. 21, 1924, and passed away in Bellevue, Wash., on Feb. 20, 2010, the day before his 86th birthday. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Wenatchee, where he graduated from Wenatchee High in 1942. Soon after, he joined the Army Air Force. He served as a pilot in the European theater with the 7th Photo Reconnaissance Group, Eighth Air Force, which flew over France and Germany in P-38s and P-51s. He earned undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Washington in 1952 and 1956, respectively.

 Dr. Beall spent his early years of private practice in Chelan, Wash. He built the Lake Chelan Clinic along with Dr. Berry and Dr. Fisher. He spent four years as a physician and chief medical officer at the Kwajelein Missile Range Hospital in the South Pacific in the mid 70s. He then returned to private family practice in Kirkland, Wash., until his retirement in 1988.

Dr. Beall is survived by his wife, Janet Dunlap Beall, daughters Teri Gavin (Charles) of Chelan and Nancy Beall (Chris Stahler) of Moses Lake son Douglas Beall of Manson, stepsons John Dunlap and Steven Dunlap, sister Marilou McQuiston of Shelton, his former wife, Lois Beall of Chelan, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The Bealls traveled the world, especially enjoying their many visits to Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui, where they formed many lasting friendships. Joe’s keen interest in gardening and plant life culminated in his becoming a master gardener and maintaining a pea patch in Bellevue. He had a longtime interest in flying and planes. He was a member of Bellevue Presbyterian Church and served as president and board member of the Woodcreek Homeowners Association in Bellevue.

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