July 27, 1932 Sept. 27, 2012
Harold Beaubien of Redmond, Oregon, passed on to more life September 27, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Ferndale, Michigan, to Robert and Bonnie (Jones) Beaubien, where he
attended St. Hugo and St. Frederick Catholic Schools. After graduation, he attended Michigan State College.
He married Laura Denison on April 12, 1952, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Pontiac, Michigan.
He owned and operated a dairy farm in Cohoctah, Michigan, near Howell. He worked at General Motors Corporation for 10 years as well as working with family at Beaubien Landscaping.
In 1972, he moved his wife and six children to Drewsey, Oregon, where they owned and operated a 500 head cattle ranch. He and his family then moved to Klamath Falls, and continued in agriculture, raising hay, grain, and cattle until semi-retiring, when he started operating an excavation business.
In 1994, he retired and moved with his wife, Laura, to Payson, Arizona, where they remained until 1998. He then returned to Oregon, residing in Redmond, until his passing.
As a private pilot, he flew his own Piper Warrior airplane. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping, ATVs and was an outdoor enthusiast. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, an active member at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon, a member of Red Rocks Square Dance Club and Rim Rock Roamers RV Club.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bonnie Beaubien; brother, Robert; two grandsons, Jonathan Collins and Jesse Daggett; and great-granddaughter, Kaylionnah Beaubien. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Laura (Denison) Beaubien; children, Robert and Wendy Beaubien of Roseburg, Oregon, Greg and Shirley Beaubien of Burns, Oregon, Laurie (Beaubien) and Jack Collins of Hood River, Oregon, Dan and Carol Beaubien of Ontario, Oregon, Lindy (Beaubien) and Kraig Walsh of Bend, Oregon, and Michael Beaubien of Medford, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals. There will be a rosary Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Redmond and all who offered their care and support during this time.