Josephine Cecilia (McHarg) Beauchamp
|Posted 2018-11-02 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Oct. 28, 2018 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Josephine Cecilia (McHarg) Beauchamp died Oct. 20, 2018. Josephine was
born and raised with three siblings in Detroit Michigan. Graduating
from St. Gregory's Catholic School in 1952, she was a witty young
woman who loved bowling and dancing with friends. Her best times were
dancing the Hucklebuck, square dancing or singing on the radio.
After high school, Josephine attended Oakland Community College to
earn her RN, specializing in ER and OB. In 1972, she was offered the
Director of Nurses position in Lake Havasu City. She and her husband
Alec Beauchamp owned the first liquor/grocery and toy store on the
south side of town.
Josephine was one of the main facilitators of organizations,
especially Air-Evac transports for critical care patients to Phoenix
and Make-A-Wish. She found her passion with terminally ill patients
and aided in the conception of Hospice of Havasu, where Josephine
later became the first nurse. While achieving her BSN and Masters, she
continued her work with hospice throughout Southern California,
eventually returning to Havasu.
She founded Lourdes Care Home for the terminally-ill, specializing in
Alzheimer's and cancer patients. She would often make herself
available to those that wanted to start their own care homes,
proctoring many seminars.
Jo was committed to her Catholic faith from a very young age and
attended mass almost daily. She was a eucharistic minister to
homebound parishioners and participated in many volunteer positions.
Prior to marriage, Josephine was eager to become a nun. She was always
impeccably dressed and lived with an open-door policy to all.
Josephine was the proud mother of eight children. Michelle and John
Beauchamp greeted her in Heaven. Sheryl Inglefield (Lee), Monica
Northam, Adele Shea (Jim), Kimberly Yalwishe (Ernest), Elizabeth
Cannon and Chris Beauchamp will miss her dearly. In addition to her
children, Jo leaves behind 14 grandchildren and six great-
A Rosary and viewing is at Lietz Fraze Funeral Home on Monday, Oct.
29, at 5 p.m. Mass is at Our Lady of the Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at
11 a.m. A graveside service is at Havasu Memorial Gardens on
Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.
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