Former Kenai resident Michael Scott Beauchamp died Monday, March 7, 2011, of natural causes, in Palmer. He was 48.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Palmer Moose hall in downtown Palmer on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 6 p.m. Justin Beauchamp will officiate.
Mr. Beauchamp was born July 11, 1962, in Anchorage. He married his wife Trena in 1987 in Kenai.
Mr. Beauchamp began his career in 1980 on the Cook Inlet oil platforms. He worked in the oil field for 31 years for numerous companies, traveling to Alaska, Texas, Wyoming and living for five years in Columbia. He was a tool pusher for Doyon Drilling, a consultant for BP, and most recently for ENI Petroleum as their Senior Drilling Supervisor on the North Slope.
His family said: "He was a great provider to his family and a loving father. He was innovative and a creative problem solver. He loved to cook and had a very quick wit. He truly had a great sense of humor and an incredible sense of adventure. He touched so many people's lives. We will miss him so much. God must've needed a good oil man because he called him home early."
Mr Beauchamp was preceded in death by his father, Ernest S. Beauchamp.
He is survived by his wife, Trena Beauchamp; mother, Deanna Beauchamp; daughter, Paige Harris, sons, Johnny French, Justin Beauchamp, and Joel Clenney; sister, Kim Rogers; sister and brother-in-law, Teri and Gene Roofe; niece, Samantha Young; nephews, Christopher Roofe, Daniel and Kyle Rogers; and numerous grandchildren and grand nephews and nieces.
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