QUENTIN WINSTON BEATTY
February 10, 1953 – March 2, 2017
Quentin Winston Beatty was born on February 10, 1953, in Phoenix, Arizona to Thomas Quentin Beatty and Georgena Macdonald Beatty. He entered into eternal life unexpectedly on March 2, 2017.
Quentin graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria Virginia in 1971 after which he served a two-year mission in Edinburgh, Scotland. Later he continued his education studying at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University before receiving his masters from Northern Arizona University. Quentin was a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, where he served as a Master Gunner in the Military Police. He married his honey, his best friend, his soul mate, Linda, on August 19, 1986. They were married for over 30 years and had a love that everyone was in awe of.
This humble servant was the jack of all trades and master of more. He was a brilliant and extremely creative man who could create literally anything from a giant tiger made of marble, to incredibly detailed Halloween costumes for his whole family, to a beautiful piece of art made from smashed and broken instruments (B Flat). He never settled for the quick and easy way, he always gave his best to each and every project until it was perfect.
Quentin lit up when he spoke of his children and grandchildren. He was the most fun and proud G’Pa that anyone could imagine. His love for them was unconditional and they knew it. He was supportive and steady and always set an example of the importance of family. DJ Q was the life of the party. His kindness and generosity were contagious. His legacy will live on through each of his precious children and grandchildren.
Quentin changed the course of many high school students lives throughout his teaching career by cultivating a sense of leadership and instilling in them the confidence that they could do anything they put their mind to. He motivated each one individually by affirming their abilities and challenging them to “go big or go home.” He was an unbelievable storyteller which gave reason to everything he taught. In 1998 he was awarded Teacher of the Year, although anyone who had him as a teacher would say that he should have won that title every year. He made each individual student feel important, loved, and valued long after graduation. He opened up a world of adventures for his students by showing them the true meaning of fun from Disneyland, to Universal Studios and even to Europe. Mr. Beatty taught invaluable lessons and made lasting memories both inside and outside of the classroom. Mr. Beatty made a powerful impact on countless individuals who were lucky enough to have his name appear on their class schedule.
Quentin lead by example with a generous servant’s heart through food drives, bicycle donation drives and many other service projects. He never wanted recognition for all that he did, he just wanted to do good and inspire others to follow suit. He was an active and well loved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Quentin Winston Beatty was survived by his loving wife, Linda Beatty; children Lesli Levan, Marlee Coria, Ryan Beatty, and Regan Wright; grandchildren, Turner, Cannon, Hawkins, and Ledger Coria, Winston, Capri, and Walker Wright, and Brielle Beatty; siblings John, George, Bob, Ron, and Paul Beatty and Lori Delawyer. He is preceded in death by his loving parents and his sister, Beverly Richards.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:30am as well as visitation Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6-8pm at the LDS church located at 1115 E. Ray Rd. Chandler, Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quentin W. Beatty Scholarship Fund at www.gofundme.com/quentin-w-beatty-scholarship-fund.