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Allen Mason Beals Jr.

February 16, 1943 - July 9, 2014
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Allen Mason Beals Jr., 71, died July 9, 2014 after a quiet and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Washington, DC on February 16, 1943 and spent his childhood in Annapolis, Maryland and summers on the family dairy farm in Pownal, Vermont. After graduating from Annapolis High, he earned a Business Administration degree from Elon College, and a graduate degree from NC State University in Agricultural Economics. While teaching in the NCSU Agricultural Economics Department from 1966 until his retirement in 2001, he received numerous teaching awards and was designated a NCSU Distinguished Alumni Undergraduate Professor. ...
Allen Mason Beals Jr., 71, died July 9, 2014 after a quiet and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Washington, DC on February 16, 1943 and spent his childhood in Annapolis, Maryland and summers on the family dairy farm in Pownal, Vermont.

After graduating from Annapolis High, he earned a Business Administration degree from Elon College, and a graduate degree from NC State University in Agricultural Economics. While teaching in the NCSU Agricultural Economics Department from 1966 until his retirement in 2001, he received numerous teaching awards and was designated a NCSU Distinguished Alumni Undergraduate Professor. Allen's gift was his ability to establish lasting relationships with his students not only while in college but after graduation, including children of former students. Allen's joy was his students who returned to family farms or worked in Ag. Business. His teaching legacy will always be his students and their accomplishments.

After retirement, Allen's hobby of woodworking turned into a business of making red cedar furniture including rockers, chairs, swings, picnic tables, and various custom pieces. Additionally, he loved cultivating a vegetable garden which he shared with family and friends. He truly treasured playing an active role in the life of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Betsy J. Beals; son, Aric B. Beals and his wife, Jill D. Hall of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Andrew R. Beals and Sarah L. Beals; sisters, Bonnie B. Mastros and Jeanne L. Stewart both of Annapolis, MD; sister in law, Emily P. Lajoye of Clayton, NC; and aunt, Hazel Beals of Lake Bomoseen, VT.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen M. Beals, Sr.; mother, Beulah M. Shafer; and brother, John Charles Lajoye.

A celebration of life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511 on Wednesday, July 16th at 3:00 PM where the family will receive friends immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NC Ag Foundation, NC State Campus Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695-7654. Designate in memo of check Herman A. Sampson III and Allen M. Beals Jr. Endowment for Agricultural Business Management (ABM) Students in the Agricultural Institute. Make check payable to NC Ag Foundation.

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