Richard T. Beaubouef, Sr., went to join the Lord on July 6, 2018. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Richard is pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, Joan Carol Peterson Beaubouef, who joined the Lord on August 25, 2016. He is survived by sons Richard T. Jr. (Rick) and Bruce Andre (Andy); and grandsons, Quinton, John, and Henry and their Mother Tamra Beaubouef.
Richard was born to Silton Troy Beaubouef and wife Eleanor Younger Beaubouef in Alexandria, Louisiana, on February 23, 1936. After graduating from Bolton High School (Alexandria) in 1954, Richard received a scholarship to attend the University of Houston.
Richard met Joan on a blind date in October 1957, when she was a student nurse at the Lillie Jolly School of Nursing. They dated for two years before becoming engaged, and then married in October 1959. After Richard accepted a job with Boeing, he and Joan began their life together in Seattle, Washington, where son Rick was born in 1960. Richard and Joan returned to Houston, Texas, in 1963, gave birth to Andy in 1966 and settled in Pearland in 1969.
Richard and Joan were both strong in their Christian faith and for many years attended Garden Villas Baptist Church in Houston, where they were married. They continued to serve with their two young sons, Rick and Andy, as Directors of Primary Department and Richard taught Sunday School classes.
He will be dearly missed by the large community of family and friends that he developed over the course of a lifetime. We take consolation in the belief that he has received his reward in heaven, and that he has been re-united with Joan, the love of his life.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church Pearland, 2314 N Grand Blvd, Pearland, Texas. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am with the funeral service following at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the Beaubouef family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.