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Douglas H. Beale

April 6, 1945 — June 29, 2023


Douglas H. Beale


Douglas H. Beale was born on April 6, 1945 into the loving home of Ralph and Grace Beale in Asheville, North Carolina. Doug married his best friend and love of his life, Kathy Beale (formerly Hess), on October 22, 1991. They shared nearly 32 years of marital bliss centered on faith and evangelism. He was wrapped in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 29, 2023.

Doug’s great commission in life was to be obedient in faith and ensure all knew it was never too late for redemption, healing, and forgiveness of sin through Jesus. He regularly shared this message with strangers he came across, no matter where he was, or who he was with. This was often at the hesitation of those that accompanied him, only to see the person filled with tears of joy and say they had been praying for God to send someone and/or see them accept Christ as their savior. Sometimes, the person wasn’t receptive. Doug would say his role was one of obedience. He would reference Genesis 22 where God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. Abraham was obedient and showed up with Isaac, and his son was spared because of Abraham’s obedience.

He will joyfully await heavenly reunification with his wife Kathy, Children (oldest to youngest) Son Dennis (MaryAnn) Beale of Indianapolis, IN [Grandchildren: Tim {Great Grandchild: Julien}, Stewart {Great Grandchildren: Aiden & Lyla}, Gordon, Bryan, Michael, John ], Daughter Heidi Beale of Cherry Creek, Colorado [Grandchildren: Cody (Paige) {Great Grandchild: Oliver}, Bailey and Shelby], Daughter Christin Beale of Noblesville, IN [Grandchild: Natasha], Son Brandon (Lisa) Beale of Noblesville, IN [Grandchildren: Hannah, Hunter, Parker, Reis, Braxton & Jagger], Brett Beale of Phoenix, Az [Grandchild: Liam], Son Aaron (Lena) Beale of Peru, Illinois [Grandchildren: Benjamin & Zoë] and so many close friends that were like family. He was reunified in Heaven with his parents Grace & Ralph, Sister Cathy, Daughter Kirsta and Pastor Don Polston.

When he was 16, Doug was in a head-on collision with another car, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected through the windshield. He walked away literally without a scratch. It was then he knew his life had a higher calling. Doug was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was 59. The doctor told him he wouldn’t know his own name within 4 years. As it turned out, the attending physician was the Great Physician. Doug remained physically active every day until his last. He believed God’s grace and physical activity slowed the progression of his Alzheimer’s. He would ride his bike daily, no matter the temperature or season while stopping throughout the neighborhood to give all the dogs treats. The dogs are deeply mourning his loss.

As his last Earthly opportunity to witness, he wants everyone to know: “I don’t know what I am doing most of the time, but God does” he said with a chuckle. 1) I made it! 2) Be childlike in your faith, 3) Talk to God all day, 4) Speak to and resist the Devils lies, 5) Pray and claim it. Lastly, no matter who you are, what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, there is healing and forgiveness through Jesus. All you have to do is pray - invite him to be your lord and savior, live within you and let him go to work. Read John 14:6 through John 15:9. Here is a link

He will be buried and resurrected near one of his favorite pastors, Dr. Larry Wiseman, formerly of Cicero Christian Church, at Cicero Cemetery.

A celebration of life service will be July 29, 2023 at White River Christian Church, 1685 n. 10th Street, Noblesville, 1pm.


 Please do not send, or bring, flowers or gifts to the church. These were Doug’s wishes.


Instead of flowers (they will surely wither and fade, Isaiah 40:7-8) or donations, please - the very next time you come across a person that looks troubled or in need, no matter how busy you are, stop. Pray, ask God to show you what to do and take a step of faith with that person. Doug would say “Just show up”.

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

White River Christian Church

1685 N 10th St, Noblesville, IN 46060

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