Tony Beckvold

Tony Beckvold

Tony Beckvold

Rest In Peace...
1946 - 2014

Lewiston Morning Tribune: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tony L. Beckvold, 67, of Lewiston, died Jan. 6, 2014. He was born to Bruce and Irene Byers Beckvold on Sept. 19, 1946, in Lewiston. He married Audrey Abel and they had two daughters, Teri and Barbara, whom Tony loved very much. Later he married Joan Nelson and he also got to enjoy stepdaughter, Wendy; and two step-granddaughters, Lacy and Morgan.

Tony went in the U.S. Navy after high school and then, after his discharge, started doing drywall. He moved to Kennewick and eventually started his own company named Beck's Drywall. He enjoyed several successful years with his drywall business then later, in the mid-1990s, became the owner of the Longbranch Tavern located in Finley, Wash., until he retired.

Tony enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to fish and hunt, and took his family on many enjoyable and memorable camping trips. For so many, Tony was the life of the party; he always had a new joke to tell or a one-liner that had everyone laughing.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents.

His survivors include his brothers, Bud Beckvold and wife Sandi of Lewiston, and Brian Beckvold of Lewiston; daughters Teri Nolan and husband Mike of 29 Palms, Calif., Barbara Diehl and husband Rob of Kennewick; granddaughters Brittany Holwerda and husband Jordan of 29 Palms, Paige Diehl of Kennewick; great-granddaughter Layla Holwerda of 29 Palms; nephews David Beckvold of Anchorage, Alaska, Darrin Beckvold and wife Teresa of Lewiston; great-nephews Zack, Isaac, Conner and Riley Beckvold; cousin Bobbi Boyer; and best friend Jim Fridley and wife Carol of Finley, Wash., and so many more friends that he loved.

A celebration of life will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1104 Warner Ave., Lewiston. For details, please email Barbara at

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