HELLE, Joseph Leo III

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Last Name
 
HELLE
Given Names
 
Joseph Leo III
AKA's
 
Beam, Joe
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
6/6/1950
Age at Death
 
28
Place of Birth
 
Woodland, California
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Beam Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Rheaviana Wilson Beam (by adoption)
Birth Father
 
Jack Lovell Beam (by adoption)
Siblings
 
Jack Arnold Beam, Joyce Beam Parks, Eleanor Marie Beam (by adoption); Deanna Kay “Diane” Wilkinson (adopted sibling)
Partner
 
Children
 
J. Warren Parks (by adoption)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Jesse Beagle (birth mother)
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
3/15/1978
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94115
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 2
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Secretary
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
SSA (JT), SSI, DIB
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Joe Helle lived with us at West House in Redwood Valley (one of the largest of the communal houses of Peoples Temple) in the mid-70s. he had a paralytic condition of the legs, which worsened over time to the point that he couldn't walk at all, and I wonder how he coped in Jonestown. He worked as a security guard at posts where you could sit down. I think he was adopted by Jack Beam in order to leave the states legally and go to Guyana. He was fiercely loyal. Around 1975 or so he gave us the song, "God's not dead. He's still alive" which was sung in practically every service after that. His mother's name was Jesse Beagle. She called him "Joel". ” - Kathryn Barbour