Lowell E. Beecher
October 16, 1955 – May 24, 2018
Lowell E. Beecher
Lowell E. Beecher, age 62, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at U.C. Davis Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1955, in Tulare, to Roy and Mary Jane (Garber) Beecher.
Lowell graduated from Tulare Western High School in 1973 at the age of 17. After his parents signed their permission, Lowell immediately went to boot camp with the U.S. Navy in San Diego. He served aboard the USS Oklahoma City in support of the U.S. forces fighting in Vietnam. After serving six years in the Navy, Lowell came home to work as a motorcycle mechanic. He worked for several Tulare County companies such as Keener’s Motorsport, Sanders Motorsport, Visalia Harley-Davidson, and Visalia Custom Chrome. He also worked for Gary Bang at Atascadero Harley-Davidson. Lowell was the first Certified Harley-Davidson mechanic in Tulare County. His second career was as a truck driver through the lower 48 states, where he had the interesting experience and responsibility of, among other things, hauling S.C.U.D. missiles for the U.S. Military. His most recent work was with J.D. Heiskell and Company where he enjoyed hauling feed and commodities locally, with the ability to be at home with his wife after a long day.
Lowell met the love of his life, Phylis (Leal), and they were married March 11, 2000. Together they enjoyed many years of love, family, friendships, and riding together on Lowell’s Harley Davidson. Lowell supported Phylis’ charitable work in the Tulare Elks Lodge #1424, where they invested themselves in great friendships. Lowell was a friend to all and will be terribly missed by his family and friends.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 19 years, Phylis Beecher; two daughters, Gail (Beecher) Jones of El Mirage, AZ, and Misty (Beecher) Vasquez and Dino Brewer (fiancé) of Wasilla, AK; sister, Peggy (Beecher) Pryor of Visalia; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Carolyn (Dutto) Beecher; mother-in-law, Helen Leal; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Joy (Moore) Leal, Sr., six grandchildren, Grasye and Bowdy Gray (Gail’s kids), Daymian and De Angelo Vasquez and Visia Brewer (Misty’s kids); godson, Joshua Leal and numerous extended family and friends.
A Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00AM at Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 E Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin, CA, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00PM at the Tulare Elks Lodge, 1535 Bardsley Avenue.
Following the service in Tulare, all are welcome to enjoy Lowell’s favorite taco truck, followed by dessert (save room if you can).
- Lowell is survived by his wife of 19 years, Phylis Beecher; two daughters, Gail (Beecher) Jones of El Mirage, AZ, and Misty (Beecher) Vasquez and Dino Brewer (fiancé) of Wasilla, AK; sister, Peggy (Beecher) Pryor of Visalia; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Carolyn (Dutto) Beecher; mother-in-law, Helen Leal; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Joy (Moore) Leal, Sr., six grandchildren, Grasye and Bowdy Gray (Gail’s kids), Daymian and De Angelo Vasquez and Visia Brewer (Misty’s kids); godson, Joshua Leal and numerous extended family and friends.
- Graveside Service Friday, June 8, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, June 8, 2018
Lowell E. Beecher
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August 31, 2018
I'm sorry to hear Lowell has passed. Lowell and I were in the same company in boot camp. He was our flag bearer. Ironically we were both stationed on the USS OKLAHOMA CITY . I'll never forget Lowell calling me to the signal deck. We were circling Iwa Jima and he wanted me to look through the "big eyes ". It looked like the war ended the day before we arrived .
I'm again sorry for your loss.
August 10, 2018
Lowell, I was a best man at your wedding. We had parties that blew the roof off the house. We had parties at the bike shows. It is so hard for me to not call your phone number and not here your voice on the other end of the line. Did BB and Buh Buh for to rest with you. What about chopper. You always surrounded yourself with pets. Your wife Phyliss and you are the best of friends. It's hard to break thru the ice she has set up as protection without you. I pray for the both of you daily. I know you're going to heaven because you and I have had those talks. I pray your wife has the talk with the Lord Jesus Christ so that she can meet you in heaven. I Love You Brother.
June 6, 2018
SHARED MANY GREAT MEMORIES WITH THIS MAN, AND PHYLLIS AS WELL . LOWELL YOU WILL BE MISSED. LOVE YOU BROTHER I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY!
June 3, 2018
WENT TO SCHOOL WITH LOWELL,LOST CONTACT WITH HIM UNTIL HE STARTED WORKING AT J.D.HEISKELL WHERE I ALSO WORKED IN TULARE AND PIXLEY .I LOADED HIS TRUCK MANY TIMES,ALSO WOULD WEIGH HIS TRUCK OUT,GET HIS PAPER WORK IN ORDER , WHERE HIM AND I WOULD OFTEN REFLECT ON OUR TIMES AT SCHOOL AND OUR JOB AT J.D.H. SO SAD TO HERE OF YOUR PASSING ,YOUR FRIEND DOUG McROBERTS.
Ray and Gwyn Batey
June 2, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Lowell was a great guy and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him!
May 31, 2018
My heart goes out to the family. Think of those wonderful memories and the joy shared with Lowell . He will be missed .