Jonathan Llewellyn Beal, most recently of Chicago, IL, 37, beloved husband of Carol Anthony-Beal passed away after taking a fall on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Jonathan was born November 27, 1976 to Ann Dickinson and Harley J Beal in Greensboro, NC and grew up on the campus of Chatham Hall in Chatham, VA. He embraced the freedom, creativity, and connection to nature that this small town allowed. He attended George Washington High School in Danville, VA and received a BS from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, where he was a Balfour Scholar and a founding member of the rugby team. Jonathan received a law degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Professionally, Jonathan worked on behalf of ambulatory surgery centers nationwide providing consultation on legal and health policy issues.
Jonathan married the love of his life, Carol Anthony-Beal, in Waupaca, WI in 2010. Jonathan and Carol enjoyed laughing together, relishing in the pureness and beauty of the first snowfall of the season, their cat Ori, and beating each other in card games. He was a steady presence who loved the outdoors, was a fantastic cook, a loyal and generous friend, and a wonderful uncle. Jonathan was deeply loved and admired by so many and will be dearly missed. An avid Carolina and Packer fan, Jonathan had a quick wit, a bright spirit, and a unique ability to put everyone at ease. He had a passion for helping others enjoy the opportunities of life fully and he and Carol volunteered with the Special Olympics. He loved hiking with friends and family on Mount Le Conte in the Smoky Mountains.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Anthony-Beal, originally of Waupaca, WI; his mother, Ann Dickinson Beal, of Hillsborough, NC; his father, Harley J Beal of Elizabethtown, KY; his sisters, Madeline Corbin-Beal and husband Jacob of Laurel, MD; Molly Beal Toda of Kernersville, NC and Grace Beal of Nashville, TN, niece and nephew Mildred and Walter Corbin-Beal. Additional family members include his mother-in-law and father-in-law Chris and Vic Anthony of Waupaca; sisters and brothers-in-law Karen and Peter Gabler of Edina, MN; Katie Anthony and Ben Rasmussen of Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephews Patrick, Elizabeth and Meredith Gabler and Theo and Elliott Rasmussen.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 14th at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Memorial donations may be made in Jonathan’s name to either Special Olympics or Friends of the Smokies.