March 19, 1917 – October 7, 2017
Our beloved father Chauncey Beagle died Saturday, October 7 at the age of 100. Born on March 19, 1917 in Forest, Ohio, to Harry and Inez Miller Beagle, Chauncey graduated in 1935 from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo. He attended Miami University of Ohio and the University of Illinois, graduating from the latter with a Bachelors and Masters. He married Ada Jane Henderson whom he met after his junior year at the Hiram Settlement House in Cleveland. They married while he was a student at U of I and Jane a recent graduate. They were married 63 years and had five daughters. Chauncey's career was generally in public accounting and teaching. During the war years, he was employed by the War Department until he served in the Navy. His accounting jobs spanned Arthur Andersen & Co in Chicago, teaching at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, practicing public accounting in Urbana, and ultimately teaching accounting at the University of Colorado from 1957 to 1986. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Boulder Rotary, and various accounting organizations. He was an enthusiastic participant in the Bolder Boulder even into his 90s. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather and friend. After the death of Jane, he married Nancy Henderson in 2002. Nancy's first husband, Morris, and Jane were first cousins. Chauncey's adult children and Nancy's became a blended family of second cousins. His daughter Barbara Lynn Smith died in 1974 and grandson Gregory Smith in 2012. Chauncey is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters Cathy Swanson (Jon), Muff Stinson (Ken), Sara Bowdey (Dan) and Beth Smith (Keith Lewis); five step-children Martha Henderson, David Henderson (Sharon), Ann Bothe (Rick), John Henderson (Amy), and Mark Henderson (Machelle); nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. The family is very grateful for the loving care of the Frasier Meadows staff and Tru Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Pres Boulder, 1820 15th Street, 80302 or the Beagle Family Accounting Scholarship, payable to the University of Colorado Foundation, c/o Leeds School of Business Development Office, UCB, Boulder 80309. Services will be held at First Pres Boulder, 1820 15th, on November 4 at 1 pm.
January 24, 2018
My condolences on the passing of Chauncey Beagle.
November 4, 2017
My wonderful memories of Chauncey were mostly from Slumber Parties with his Lovely wife and darling daughters. He always was the life of the party, making us laugh, feel important, and feel loved. He had a never ending smile and presence of love that he showed to everyone he touched Chauncey had such a special capacity to make everyone feel happy, loved, and cared for! We will all miss this special dad. The last time I saw him at Frasier Meadows, he said, "Come back, I'll be here". And it is true!
He will always be here in our hearts!
Carrie Jedamus Heltzel
October 18, 2017
Chauncey has a special place in my heart. My folks enjoyed a long and treasured friendship with him, Jane, and Nancy over the years.
My sisters and I loved spending time with the Beagle girls as kids. I'll remember Chauncey for his big heart, his wonderful laugh, his compassion, generosity, and wisdom. Bravo for 100 amazing years!
October 15, 2017
I was a young assistant professor at CU during the 60s. Chauncey befriended Betty Jane and I, but of course, Chauncey was a friend to everyone. Chauncey was kind, caring and wise. He will always be remembered as being one of those special people you rarely come upon in life.
William (Bill) Mister.
October 12, 2017
Bill and I thought the world of Chauncey. He was a super friend to Bill's father (Dean Baughn) and both he and Nancy were the best friends to Bill and Mary when they moved into Frasier Meadows. Wow!! 100 years old, that is truly impressive.
I'm sure he will truly be missed by all!
October 11, 2017
We will greatly miss our wonderful Grandpa. So many great memories that we can look back on. Thank you God for providing us with so many smiles with Grandpa.
October 10, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Cherish all the memories of a wonderful 100 year life. - Heather Bowdey & John Mills
October 9, 2017
Love to Sara and family.