Donald L. Beauvais, 71, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009, surrounded by his family and the love of all who knew him. Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverly Beauvais; seven children, Don Jr. (Carol) of Colorado City, Larry of Colorado Springs, Scott (Carla) of Pueblo West, Kurt (Jacki) of Colorado Springs, Renee Beauvais of Pueblo, Bryan (Dana) of Pueblo West, and Bruce (Andria) of Colorado Springs; and 21 grandchildren, Don (Sarah) Beauvais III, Brandon Beauvais, Nic, Matt, Jeff (Shana) and Cody Roberts, Dylan Beauvais, Alex (Vanessa) Beauvais, Chris, Melissa and Matt Salazar, all of Pueblo, Ryan Scott, Jennifer and Nolan Beauvais, all of Pueblo West, Tanner, Zach, Jesse and Chelsea Beauvais of Colorado Springs, Jacqueline Beauvais of Denver, Dustin Beauvais of Ft. Collins and Zach (Wendy) Beauvais of Ludlow, England. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Lillian and Landen Beauvais of Ft. Collins, Faith and Charity Beauvais of Pueblo, and Baby Roberts, expected in June; honorary children, Dan and Randi Comden; honorary grandchildren, Alison (Tony) Arellano of Denver, Andrew Comden of Ft. Collins, Nathan (Joy) Comden of Colorado Springs, Matthew and Benjamin Comden, both of Pueblo; brothers, Jerry (Audrey) of Arlington Heights, Ill., Phil (Babette) of Pueblo and Fred (Linda) of Ft. Collins; sister, Phyllis Clements; brothers-in-law, Tom (Jeanie) Margison of Pueblo, Barbara (Joe) Pannunzio of Pueblo, and Mary Beth (Frank) Whalen of Colorado City. Don was born May 22, 1937, in Pueblo, to Ernestine (Kottenstette) and Phil Beauvais. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Lenore Margison; mother and father-in-law, Ruth (Grassman) and Jack Dazzio; and great-grandson, Gabriel Salazar. Don worked for ten years at Pueblo N.O. Nelson, four years for Connecticut Mutual and co-owned ABC Plumbing of Pueblo and Colorado Springs for 33 years, until his retirement in 2002. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 25 years and six months, where he influenced many people with his experience, strength and hope. He walked like he talked and was a man of his word. Don's passion and pride of his life were his wife, children and family. He loved the mountains and his home in Beulah, Colo. His hobby was playing poker with the same guys for over 40 years. Memorial Mass will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr. A private inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at Our Lady of the Meadows. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Centro de los Pobres, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. Online condolences, wwwMontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Don was a super guy and I enjoyed knowing him through the years.The world is a much better place because of Don! And,Bev,I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you especially. Shari and I remember fondly some gatherings with you and Don at your home.
    May God Bless you, real good.

  2. Don was a super guy and I enjoyed knowing him through AA and at ABC.
    The world is a much better place because of Don! And,Bev,I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you especially. Shari and I remember fondly some AA gatherings with you and Don at your home.
    May God Bless you, real good.

  3. Bev, How saddened I am to learn about your husband and am sad for your children as well. I hope that your wonderful life with Don will bring smiles and comfort in the days ahead. May God’s hugs bring you peace, and I am enclosing many hugs as well. Bless you.

  4. Hello Bev and family,
    I remember spending time with your family growing up. It was sad to hear about Don’s death.

    Joe G

  5. Renee & Family –
    We are very sorry for the loss of your father. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. We wish we were in town to be there to provide you with a BIG-O HUG.

  6. Dearest Beverly and beloved family of the newest special “Angel in Heaven”,
    Donald Beauvais.
    We celebrated our 50th reunion, sitting at the same table, reflecting on all of our great memories and joyful times during our
    high school years. I will always remember his exciting laughter,friendship,eternal love and devotion to Beverly and his family and life long friends.
    Don and Bev have been my connection to so many beautiful Shamrocks.
    Sleep in heavenly peace and continue
    your life’s work by painting the sky
    blue. You were a gift in my life.
    I send my love, comfort, prayers,
    to you and your loved ones,
    God bless,
    A fellow SHAMROCK ’55
    Lillian Luna

  7. Dearest Beverly and beloved family of the newest special “Angel in Heaven”,
    Donald Beauvais.
    We celebrated our 50th reunion, sitting at the same table, reflecting on all of our great memories and joyful times during our
    high school years. I will always remember his exciting laughter,friendship,eternal love and devotion to Beverly and his family and life long friends.
    Don and Bev have been my connection to so many beautiful Shamrocks.
    Sleep in heavenly peace and continue
    your life’s work by painting the sky
    blue. You were a gift in my life.
    I send my love, comfort, prayers,
    to you and your loved ones,
    God bless,
    A fellow SHAMROCK ’55
    Lillian Luna

  8. Bev and Family, We received the news of Don’s passing yesterday. We are so sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We regret that we cannot be with you today. You and Don were so good to us during the loss of our parents and we so appreciate all your kindness. We will be there in spirit and our prayers are with you. I will treasure the big warm hug I received from Don just a week ago at Aunt Rita’s birthday. He was awesome & so special, he will be missed by all. God Bless. Sincerest Condolences, Warren and Susan Wolf

  9. Dear Bev and Family,

    So very sorry to hear of Don’s sudden death. I want you to know that your are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    I’m so sorry that I cannot be with you today. May the love and memories that you shared help to comfort you at this time.

    With love and sympathy,
    Susan McComsey

  10. Our deepest sympathies to your family. It’s magnificent to see what a wonderful legacy he has left. Liz and I have nothing but fond memories of your family growing up in Pueblo. Take care and bless you all in your time of grief.
    Love,
    Bryan & Liz Law

  11. Bev and family: We received news last night of Don’s death. We are so sorry that we can not be with you today but our hearts and best wishes will be with you at the funeral and during the days ahead. He was a special man. You Bev and the family are in God’s hands. You are loved and we are proud to be included in that love. God bless! .. Joselyn and John

  12. A good son ,a good brother, a good soldier,a good husband, a good father and grandfather. A good man. Don was an inspiration to most who knew him in the 71 years he was given. May he rest in peace in God’s loving heart. We are sorry we are unable to attend tomorrrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gene and Mary Kottenstette

  13. Dear Bev and Family,

    Just remembering the many times I visited the Beauvais home.
    My sincerest condolences to all of you. For something you weren’t prepared for is really hard. Please know that I will keep you all in my prayers.

  14. Dear Bev,
    I am deeply sorrowful for you and your family. Donny was a wonderful person and I remember him fondly.
    A good Jesuit friend of mine said to me on the death of my dear brother John, “you have an advocate in Heaven and things will happen to you and you may not know why but trust that Donny is there to help you.”
    God bless you.
    Jean

  15. To The Beauvais Family. Our deepest symphanty for your loss. I especially feel for each and every one of you because I know each of you in diffent ways from your mom and dad to the boys and Renee. You all have affected my life in one way or another. I will always have fond memories of all the Beauvais. With much love

  16. Dear Beverly and family,
    Please know how sorry I am at Don’s sudden death, and the great loss for all of you! I taught Don in his freshman year at PCH,( as well as most of the other Beauvais, beginning with Gerry),and remember Don as a fine young man–full of fun and mischief, but also a deep down depth. He must have been a wonderful friend, husband and dad. I got to talk to him just briefly at the 50th reunion, and he definitely was still Don!! Know all of you are in my prayers as you grieve his going Home to the Lord. Blessings and love, Sister Annina,SC

  17. Dear Bev and family:

    I am so saddened to hear this news. I will miss Don’s wonderful hugs and his warmth and compassion. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Renee and Family,
    My deepest sympthay goes out to you at this time. May your time of sorrow be brief compared to the lifetime of wonderful memories.

  19. Don was always a kind and loving man. He and Bev were always a joy to be around…
    Much love to you, Bev, My prayers and fond memories…
    Kaley Rose

  20. Dear Bev,Donny, Larry, Scott, Kurt, Bryan, Renee and Bruce.

    We are with you in this time of great sadness over Don’s passing. We wish we could be there tommorrow. I had just been talking to my brother Jim the night before Don’s heart attack about how much we have missed going to CO these last few years. Bev, you and Don were always so wonderful to us. Our children have so many geat memories of Beaulah. I really appreciated Don’s help at my house when JP rolled his Jeep. Don was a great loving man and we miss him. Hope to see you this summer.

  21. Dearest Beverly and Family,
    It is with great shock and sorrow that I am writing this condolence to you. As you know, I went through grade school and high school with Don. I was so glad to renew my friendship with both of you during our 50th high school reunion. Don told me stories of my father while he was a boy scout in my dad’s scout troop.
    My heart and prayers are with you.
    Mary Nell Maloney

  22. Beauvais Family,

    Please accept our thoughts & prayers on your Patriarchs passing. My life was filled with many joyous occasions when your father was near. I think back to our youth and the times spent in your home. Our father Charles & your father often laughed & shared fun times not only at the restaurant, but also in Beulah and at the plumbing store. I know we will miss him.
    God Bless You all!

    Duane, Alice, Charelle, Daniel Jaramillo

  23. Dear Bev and Family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Don’s passing. It is very hard to lose anyone we love, but especially if it is your life’s companion.

    Unfortunately we are unable to attend the service.

    Our sincere condolences.

    Love, Ed and Mary Ellen

  24. With sincere regret we offer our condolences for the Beauvais family. Brandon, we’re here for you if you need anything. Your family is in our prayers. God bless.

  25. Bev, Donny, Larry, Kurt, Bruce, Scott, Bryan and Renee,
    Although we have had minimal contact over the years, my time with your family has always been a special warm memory. Reading Christmas letters and looking for the family portraits every year and watching all of you grow and your families grow, I have always felt like a member of your exceptional family. From the late night pillow fights as kids to this sadness you are all now embracing with boundless love, please know that I am delighted to have been part of your lives. I know Don is so proud of all of you, and that you all are equally proud of him. Thank you for allowing me to share how special to are to me and will remain in my heart. Please feel my hugs in yours. Much love, Debby

  26. Bev,

    There are no words to express how sad I am that you have lost your one and only true love and best friend. I will always remember when I first met you and Don 30 years ago and how you both welcomed me in to the family. Don always had a way of making everyone feel welcome in your home whether they were family or not. We had some good times here on the mountain when you lived in Beulah and I will always treasure those days. Please know that you are in my prayers and that I hope your many happy memories will help to mend your broken heart.All my love and prayers to you, your children and grandchildren.

    Love, Brenda

  27. Aunt Bev, Renee and family,
    I am so sorry about Uncle Don. He was a wonderful man. Aunt Bev, you and he always made me feel so good and welcome when I visited you in Colorado. Tony and I are praying for you and the rest of the family.

  28. Donny: Sending you and your family our thoughts and prayers at this time of need. Hope you find comfort remembering the good times.
    God Bless

  29. Dear Bev and family,

    Roger and I are so sorry to hear of the death of Don. We stopped by to see you on Sunday but missed you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days ahead.

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