North High School Wall of Honor
Richard Harlow Beveridge
Class of June, 1942
Richard Harlow Beveridge
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Richard Harlow Beveridge
Dick graduated in the North High class of June, 1942. Enlisted where? Drafted where? At the time of his enlistment, his next of kin was Mrs. Opal Wheeler, 1001 Harding Road, Des Moines, IA. His service number is 888143.

Dick's duty was in the US Marines, serving on Paleliu, Palau Islands, and Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. He was a First Class Rifle SharpShooter and Field Artilleryman.

Richard H. Beveridge, 84, passed, peacefully, at his home in Florida, on December 4, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Doris, and two sisters, Dorthy Jean Robinson and Betty Hemming. He is survived by his two loving sons, Dave Beveridge (Jolene) of Grimes and Dan Beveridge (Debbie) of Tampa, Florida, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Dick grew up in Des Moines and attended North High school where he played 1st chair clarinet. Upon graduation, he and his buddies joined the Marine Corps, the service, of which, he was very proud. Dick was a member of the 1ST Marine Division during WWII, serving on Peleliu, Palau Islands, and Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. After the war, he was employed by Lambís Dental Lab. After several years, he opened Beveridge Dental Crafts, from which he retired. He was a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, and the Isaac Walton League. Dick enjoyed playing the bag pipes and marching with the Mackenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums for many years in Central Iowa. For the past several years he had enjoyed several cruises, the Highland Games in New Hampshire, his dogs and cat, and relaxing with Dave and Dan and the grandkids. A memorial service will be held at Westover Chapel, 63rd and Hickman, February 13. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a private ceremony at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or The Animal Rescue of Central Iowa.
Map of Peleliu Okinawa Deployment Palau Islands
photo of Dick photo of Dick
Dick Beveridge during ( conflict, date) Dick Beveridge during (conflict, date)
Richard Harlow Beveridge
Year x Rank x Status
June, 1942 x Graduated x North Des Moines High School.
worked x x x Lamb's Dental Lab
enlisted x US Marines x Des Moines, IA.
02/28/44-
11/11/45
x x x Pacific Theater to include Paleliu, Palau Islands, and Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.
11/28/45 x x x Discharge.
worked x x x Lamb's Dental Lab


"First Marine Division
"Field Artillery
Richard Harlow Beveridge
PFC
First Marine Division
U.S. Marine Corps

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References
The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: http://ndmhs.com/. Richard Harlow Beveridge's class page is: http://ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1942(1987.45).html.
Deceased: 12/04/09.
Music: "Semper Fidelis"
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