Beecher Eston Avants
|Posted 2019-03-08 by mhenderson|
|Published in the Daily Miner on Mar. 7, 2019-|
Kingman, Arizona -
Beecher Eston Avants, 86, passed away Feb. 23, 2019 surrounded by
family. He was born Nov. 13, 1933 in Dow, Oklahoma to Lynn and Lucile.
Beecher grew up in Chloride, Arizona and in 1951 he enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force. After serving honorably in the Korean War, Beecher
moved to Las Vegas and joined the Las Vegas Police Department (later
Metro). Beecher served with the department from 1956-1979 and became
Lt. and Commander of the Homicide and Robbery Division from 1966-1979.
In 1979, Beecher was appointed by then Clark County District Attorney
Bob Miller to be the chief investigator for the D.A.'s office and
served there until 1986.
Throughout his long life Beecher served his community through numerous
organizations, including state chair for the Democratic Party of
Nevada. Public service and his love for the community were the
cornerstones of Beecher's life. After leaving public service he joined
the Coast Casinos as chief of security and had a wonderful second
career in the private sector.
Beecher left a mark on all those fortunate enough to call him family
and friend. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Harold and
Charley. He is survived by his sister; Wynona, his children; Lynn and
Kim, his granddaughters; Molly and Ava, and a large extended family.
Visitation will be 10-11:00 a.m. Friday March 8, at La Paloma, 5450
Stephanie St., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89122. Honor Guard services
following at noon at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900
Veteran Memorial Dr., Boulder City, Nevada, 89005.
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