Raymond Reginald Beauvais
December 12, 1946 – March 22, 2020
Raymond “Ray” Reginald Beauvais, age 73, of Tempe, Arizona joined his heavenly Father on March 22, 2020 after fighting an intense battle against Pancreatic Cancer.
Ray was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on December 12, 1946, to Doris Antoinette (Nolin) and Raymond Reginald Beauvais. In his earlier years, he obtained a diploma from New Bedford High School and later went on to graduate with an Associates from Phoenix College.
Ray was a dedicated public servant, and spent most of his life protecting others. From 1966 to 1972 he served in the in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he continued to loyally protect his country as Police Officer and Detective for the Phoenix Police Department for over 38 years.
Throughout his life Ray loved making people laugh with his stories and contagious smile. Golfing on the green, fishing at the lake and spending time with his family were Ray’s happiest memories. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Doris and Raymond Beauvais and sister Mary Beauvais. He is survived by his wife Beverly Beauvais, sons Neil (Heather) and Stephen (Davida) Beauvais, step-daughter Myisha Richards, grand-daughters Emma and Riley Beauvais, and sister Rita Cummings.
Ray was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather and friend and he will truly be missed. Celebration of Life Services will be scheduled at a later date and time. Please check back for updates.
“I’ll always be there if you know where to look. By a quiet pond or a running brook. In a boat that’s anchored in a sheltered bay. Casting the shoreline at the break of day. Watching for deer as they come down to feed. Fishing for large mouth on the edge of the weed. On a grassy bank amid the birds and flowers. Under the summer sun or cool April showers. So don’t grieve for me, I am still around. If you know where to look, I can be found. Where fishermen talk about the catch of the day. I’ll be no more than a few steps away.”