Marvin Harris Beauchamp
November 10, 1929 - November 21, 2020

Born in Eureka to Charles and Grace Jane (Hammer) Beauchamp, Marvin was the second youngest of six siblings. Marvin grew up in Freshwater and spent the majority of his life in Humboldt County. Marvin was a hard-working man and worked many jobs in his life: an elevator operator at the Vance Motel, a dishwasher at Red Lion Inn, a janitor at the State and Eureka theatres, as well as other positions at such places as a mattress factory, printing shop, E.D.D, and Securitas. Marvin had dreamed of going into business as a repairman to practice his hobby of fixing vacuum cleaners and other appliances.

In addition to repairing appliances, Marvin also enjoyed working on cars, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing checkers, and visiting friends. Marvin would frequently ask to visit his friends at Granada and take drives to Freshwater to reminisce his childhood.

Marvin met his future wife, June Miller, at a dance in Eureka and married her just 13 days later on October 28, 1955 and started their family. Marvin and June were married over 60 years until her passing on May 2, 2016.

In addition to his wife’s passing, he was also proceeded in death by his parents, and five siblings — Charles, Muriel, Wesley, Myrtle, Elise, along with other extended family members.

Sadly, he left this world on November 21, 2020 from a pulmonary hemorrhage. Marvin is survived by his five children- Doris (Barry) Fowler of Anchorage, Alaska; David Beauchamp of Burney, California; Patricia Greenawald of Weiser, Idaho; Judith (Merrill) Shafer of Eureka; and Rick Beauchamp of McKinleyville. Marvin is also survived by several grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren among many other relatives.

Being a quiet man with a soft soul, Marvin was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many others who knew him.


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