JORJA H. BEAL
NOVEMBER 5, 1949 - December 14, 2021
Jorja, a lifelong Wickenburg native, born November 5, 1949, peacefully passed away December 14, 2021, her beloved son and sister at her side. She was predeceased by her parents, George Bodiroga and Helen Bodiroga Sewell, and survived by son, Tres Beal (Wickenburg), step sons: Todd Beal and David Beal (Kansas City, MO.), two grandchildren, Alexa Beal (Tempe, AZ), Isaac Beal (Prescott, AZ), and sister Beverley Bodiroga (Wickenburg).
Jorja dearly loved her hometown, Wickenburg. She attended the last class held in the Wickenburg Little Red School House and was an active student, officer, cheerleader and honor student while attending the Wickenburg elementary and high schools. After high school, she attended cosmetology school and returned to Wickenburg, eventually opening her own salon.
After marrying and becoming a mother, she continued her education to go on to successfully open her own Insurance Agency. After 15 plus years, she was again ready to move on and sold the business. In 1996 Jorja and her mother opened the Sante Fe Grill and Cantina. After a successful stint in the restaurant business, they sold the business in 1999.
With the encouragement of Jim Corbet, Jorja decided to enter the real estate business. She became licensed and successfully sold real estate in Wickenburg, earning numerous sales awards. In 2010 she purchased Corbet Realty, now known as Arizona Legends Realty, a full service real estate and property management company. Jorja sailed as a top real estate sales agent more times than one can count, became a Broker and went on to enhance her real estate knowledge to receive numerous educational certifications: ABR, rCRMS, CRS, GRI, MCNE, SRS, CRPM.
Over the years, Jorja was past President of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in establishing the Wickenburg Roundup Club Incorporation Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Wickenburg Childrens Cultural Organization, state officer of the Arizona Business and Professional Women and was a 21 year active member of the local chapter, , member of the National Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors, Western Maricopa Association of Realtors. Bronze sales award winner many times over for the Western Maricopa Association of Realtors, and supporter of the Desert Stagers melodrama group. She received great enjoyment by serving the people of Wickenburg.
Jorja sincerely loved her Wickenburg, she will forever be remembered for her energy, outgoing personality, comical humor, friendliness, never ending community support and generosity. Jorja was a life force in all aspects of the Wickenburg Community.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 11:30 AM at the Wickenburg Country Club.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the
Wickenburg Childrens Cultural Organization (WCO), 245 North Tegner Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
and the Wickenburg Senior Center, 466 West Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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