|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||May 16, 2006|
DUMAS - Carl Dudley Beauchamp, 81, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Wagner, former pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating, and the Rev. Beth Harrington, pastor of First United Methodist Church, assisting. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.
Mr. Beauchamp was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Moore County. He married Helen Louise Wells on Dec. 19, 1945.
Carl was the third generation of the H.A. Beauchamp pioneer family who came to Moore County in 1896 from Jacksboro. Carl's parents were Marvin Quinton Beauchamp (known as Mutt) and Verdie Leota Beauchamp. His brothers, Howard and Lloyd, are both deceased.
During his childhood, Carl helped with all chores on his parents' farm and ranch. He entered farming and ranching after his graduation from high school. He owned and operated 3,000 acres of grassland, 400 acres of dry land farm and l,500 acres of irrigated farmland. The crops raised included wheat, corn, grain sorghum and seed milo. Carl was running stocker cattle at the ranch. He personally traded commodities in his home office and marketed the products grown on the farm.
During 1960-1962, Carl served as delegate to Austin to meet with the Texas Legislature for the purpose of exempting gas companies from being public utilities. Buck Buchanan introduced the bill in 1962, which was passed. Diamond Shamrock promptly created Emerald Gas Co. to serve the farmers. This created the opportunity for farmers to operate utilizing irrigation at a reasonable price. Therefore, thousands of wells were drilled through the Panhandle.
He was a board member from 1973-2006 of the Soil and Water Conservation Service. He was recognized at the state convention in 2005 for his service: board member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASCS) community committee from 1970-1979 and the county committee from 1979-1988; board member of the Dumas Co-Op Board of Directors from 1968-1989, serving as secretary and vice chairman; board member of the Moore County Appraisal District Board (originally called the Tax Evaluation committee), receiving 30 years of service. He began his service on this board when the name was changed approximately 28 years ago. He was serving as chairman; board member of the chamber of commerce, making numerous contributions to the Moore County Centennial Celebration, served as chairman of the Capital Stock Fundraising Committee, personally responsible for raising 99 percent of $22,000 made. He worked on the drama, Kids' Day in the Park, dances, stadium slat sales and won the "ugliest" beard award. He was a silent co-worker to Helen, the general chairperson and responded whenever an extra job needed to be done.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, joining in 1937. He served on numerous committees being the administrative board, serving as vice president of the Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, chairman of Fundraising for Sanctuary Renovation, Building Committee, Board of Trustees, chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and Memorial Committee.
He was on the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center committee from 1980 to 2006. He worked on fundraising to build the center, receiving an "Outstanding Achievement Award" for his efforts. He assisted with every major fundraiser for 21 years.
He was a board member of the Boy Scouts of America from 1983-2006, being on the Golden Spread Council Executive Board. He received the "Century Member Award."
Throughout the years, Carl was active in other various organizations including Moore County Farm Bureau serving as president in the 1950s; United Way for Moore County, serving as a fundraiser for the farm division numerous times and a member of the Harrington Regional Medical Center, Inc. In 1992, he received the Joyce Dillow Heritage Award. In 1993, he and his wife, Helen, were named Citizens of the Years. They were also named "Old Timers of the Year." In 2002, he was named "Farmer of the Year."
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Dumas; two daughters, Carlene Beauchamp and Paula Gibson and husband Lee of Dumas; three grandchildren, Braden, Brett and Katie Gibson; and his faithful dog and companion, Ginger.
The family suggests memorials be to Healing Tree, for cancer education, 1301 S. Coulter St., Suite 205, Amarillo, TX 79106, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Dumas, TX 79029 or Boy Scouts of America, Attn: Boy Scout Memorial Fund, 401 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124.
The family will be at the ranch, 5 miles south of Dumas on Highway 287.
Amarillo Globe-News, May 18, 2006
Marvin Quinton Beauchamp (1892 - 1959)
Verdie Leota Wilson Beauchamp (1896 - 1973)
Helen Beauchamp (1929 - 2007)
Marvin Howard Beauchamp (1918 - 1965)*
Carl Dudley Beauchamp (1924 - 2006)
Lloyd Mitchell Beauchamp (1933 - 2002)**
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: May 18, 2006
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