Ray Chester Beauchamp Jr.
December 5, 1946 – January 7, 2020
Ray C. Beauchamp Jr left us on January 7, 2020 for yet another journey. He has joined his parents Ray and Barbara Beauchamp Sr. and sister Edna Green.
He is survived by his sisters DeeDee (Jerry) Burnell and Diane Beauchamp and brother Shawn Beauchamp as well as many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ray was born in Arlington, WA on December 5, 1946. He leaves his children Travis (LaSonya) Beauchamp of Everett, WA and Jessica (Jack) Lew of West Linn, OR and daughter Trudy DeValcourt of New Orleans as well as grandchildren Shawn, Kadyn and Iyanna Beauchamp and Lennox, Ione and Bexly Lew.
Ray attended school in Darrington, WA and left in 1967 to get a degree in welding.He was also schooled in the art of horse shoeing. He rode bulls on the rodeo circuit before heading to Alaska to work in the timber industry and later as a welder during the construction of the Alaska pipeline. After suffering an accident on the pipeline he held various jobs ranging from an alcohol prevention counselor, a bouncer, a parts and supply purchaser for Kake Tribal Logging Co.in Kake, AK and a cook on the Alaska ferries.
Ray loved his children and grandchildren and he loved being in the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. Another love of his was signing and playing the guitar around the campfire, or anywhere else the opportunity presented itself. He loved to cook meals for his family and was always pulling pranks and making jokes. There was never a dull moment when Ray was around, and he will be missed.
A special thank you to his nephews Gale and Aron for always being there to help him out when he needed it and thank you to the Snoqualmie tribe for all the activities they provided that he loved to attend.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Darrington.
- Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020