Vannie Beauchamp – September 14, 2011

Vannie Beauchamp, 78, a life-long resident of Dumas, TX, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, in Dumas with family by her side.
Rosary will be said at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 10th and Maddox, Dumas, TX on Friday, September 16, 2011 evening at 7:00 p.m.  Services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., also at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church followed by burial at Dumas Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 500 N. Maddox, Dumas, TX.
Vannie was born on September 19, 1932, in Dumas, the sixth child to J. A., Sr. and Sallie McMurry.  Her six siblings include Gladys “Short” Baer, Aline Morrison, J. A. McMurry, R. O. McMurry, Sue Lewis and Doris “Dink” Neie.  She graduated from Dumas High School and attended McMurry College in Abilene, TX.  She married Lloyd Beauchamp, July 24, 1952, in Taos, New Mexico, and together they established their home west of Dumas.  Vannie was a homemaker and a partner with Lloyd in his farming and ranching operations and continued to farm after his death.
Vannie was active in many church and community events.  She enjoyed working outside in her yard; she enjoyed all sporting events, and painted in her spare time.  Her coffee pot was always on and her door was always open to family, friends, and visitors.
Vannie was a wonderful Christian, her life exemplified her faith, and at her death was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Her immediate family includes her children, Joe and Penny Beauchamp of Dumas, Janet and John Drake of Oklahoma City, and Kathy and Dan McDowell of Sunray, her five grandchildren, Susan and Chris Jones, Cody and Ezzy McDowell, Jay and Hilleary Drake, Casey McDowell, and Josh and Amanda Drake, and her great grandchildren, Emily and Ty McDowell, Maggie and Colt McDowell, and Jolee and Rylee Jones.  She is also survived by two sisters and their husbands, Sue and Gordon Lewis, and Doris and Durwood Neie and many other family members and friends.
The family suggest memorials be to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd St., Dumas, TX,  Texas Oncology, 1000 S. Coulter, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX, or to your favorite charity.
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