Garry Wayne Beauchamp, age 75, originally of Bovina, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Garry was born in Littlefield, Texas on October 9, 1946, to Janie and Thomas Beauchamp and spent his school years in Bovina, Texas. He graduated High School in 1965, entered the U.S. Navy in 1967, and served in the Vietnam War as a Navy Corpsman until he was injured in the line of duty. Garry was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service.
After spending time recovering from his injuries, Garry enrolled at West Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and received his Master’s Degree in Plant Science. It was while attending WTSU that he met the love of his life Carolyn Tung and married on January 28, 1972. Garry chose to join his father and brother to pursue farming in Bovina where he and Carolyn raised their 3 children. In 1997 they moved to Clovis, New Mexico, and then moved to Lubbock, Texas in 2014. On May 1, 2022, Garry announced his retirement from crop adjusting and farming.
Garry’s favorite pastime was spoiling his three grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking his family on trips, binge-watching the food network, finding new recipes, and using his family taste testers. Garry spent his entire lifetime as an avid reader and was a passionate cook.
Garry is survived by his wife Carolyn Beauchamp of Lubbock and their three children Jennifer Beauchamp-Dillon, Richard Beauchamp and wife Melanie of Lubbock, Gina Beauchamp-Downing and husband Brad of Graham. His grandchildren Aidan Dillon, Audrey Beauchamp, and Emery Beauchamp. His brother Mike Beauchamp and wife Debra of Friona, sister Karen Kirkpatrick and husband Daryl of Lubbock, numerous nieces, nephews, and the beloved family dog, Holly.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock with a reception to follow. You may visit www.memorialdesigners.net to view the live-streamed service and sign his virtual guestbook. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to K9s for Warriors at k9sforwarriors.org
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