GILES GERARD BERONGiles G. Beron, 78, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz.
Giles G. Beron, 78, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz.
He was born in Duluth, on May 29, 1934 to Raymond and Gilberte Beron of Proctor, Minn., where Giles attended Proctor High School.
In 1954 he married Joan Benson and began 58 years of a great marriage. They raised two sons, Scott and Dale, bringing them up in Hermantown. In 1975 Giles' work involved a transfer to Minneapolis. He retired in 1990. Giles and Joan moved to Arizona in 1992. They first lived in Peoria near Phoenix, then to Sierra Vista in Southern Arizona and most recently, in Oro Valley near Tucson. Giles always enjoyed playing golf and the many visits he and Joan took to the islands of Hawaii; their latest visit was just this past April 2012.
He began his career with Northwestern Bell Telephone in Yellow Page sales and then into management. Even in retirement, Giles always loved a good sales pitch. Whether he was listening to someone trying to peddle a nifty gadget, or if he was taking the time to explain to his friends and/or family all about the virtues of the latest nifty gadget he had purchased. A quote from a recent note sent to Giles' family said, "Visiting with him was always a pleasure. He was always upbeat, friendly, loved to laugh and tell family stories and made people around him feel important and special." Well said.
Giles is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Scott (Shelli) and Dale (Laura); grandchildren, Nolan (Sarah), Andrew James, Ryan, Katie and Colton; and great granddaughter, Nora. He also leaves a brother, Richard, and a sister, Rita Myntti (Donald) and many nieces and nephews.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Sunrise Memorial Park.
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