Tuesday, May 5, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Richard Leroy Beach

By
From page A4 | February 13, 2014 |

Beach, Richard

Dick was a devoted husband and a gentle, loving father who took advantage of teachable moments. He was highly desirous of and nurtured a close relationship with his two granddaughters and was an attentive and playful great-papa to his 8 great grandkids. He accepted his son- and daughter-in-law as well as his grandsons-in-law as if they were his own.

He moved to Atria Covell Gardens in June of 2010 and quickly made friends with everyone. He thoroughly enjoyed the very full range of activities available, with his favorites being several of the classes, outings to the Davis Musical Theater Company, day trips on Friday excursions, wine and cheese socials, and the varied and high caliber of entertainment that Atria consistently provided.

He prided himself in staying physically fit. Twice in 2010 he had very debilitating illnesses. In each case he made a conscious decision to get well and live well, and did so with dedication and determination. It required a gargantuan effort on his part as he faced what seemed like insurmountable odds. Once he made himself able to walk again, he made it his mission to “walk his way to health.” With his wheeled walker he would circle the halls of the care facility every possible moment. He would visit the physical therapy room when it wasn’t his appointment time and ask which machines were not in use and then ask for permission to use them to strengthen his weakened muscles.

On January 27 he did all of his routine activities that he loved: his 1½ mile walk before breakfast, going to the group exercise class, attending the Brain Gymnasium class, and writing memoirs inspired by looking at his beloved photographs taken over the years.

On January 28 he awoke at about midnight, summoned help from the staff and told them he had a bad headache just before he passed out. A CT scan at the ER showed he’d had a massive brain bleed/stroke with no chance of a meaningful recovery. He never regained consciousness and died peacefully at about 4 a.m. with loving family members and praying over him.

He was very concerned about the areas of the world experiencing devastating climate impacts and weather occurrences due to global warming. He often wrote letters to the Governor and legislators expressing his desires for changes in practices such as fracking which he felt were harming the environment.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to environmentcalifornia.org or to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in his memory.

He is survived by his daughter Susan (and Jon) Ruth; by his son Craig (and Jan) Sargent-Beach; by his granddaughters Jenni (and Joe) Biggs and Megan (and Tim) Blewett; by 8 great grandchildren: Jack, Jada, and Jaron Biggs and Theo, Elena, Marcus, Luke and Kyle Blewett, as well as 6 nieces and 1 nephew. Betty, his beloved wife of 63 years, and his son Richard preceded him in death. Dick will be greatly missed by his dear special friend, Margaret Peterson of Walnut Creek.

We will all miss his smiling presence and gentle demeanor and cherish our bountiful and wonderful memories of times spent together.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held on Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis, his beloved place of residence for the last 3 ½ years.

The family will be gratefully accepting hugs in commemoration of his 91 years on this earth.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

 
Sexual assault awareness campaign recognizes teens

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Mother, daughters killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
New comic allows readers to ‘Carpe Diem’!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Fire damages Woodland apartment

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Watering bans, conservation mandates on tap for regulators

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
A blessing of the bikes

By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A2

Capitol drive collects essentials for young lives

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Sunrise Rotarians honor student role models

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Vet Med Large Animal Clinic has a new director

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

 
Party celebrates release of Lescroart’s new novel

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Grace Valley hosts open house

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

 
Indoor Fun Fly comes to Woodland

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Learn to use walking poles effectively

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

 
Davis families take a spin at the Loopalooza

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A7 | Gallery

Davis Municipal Fiber will give people a choice

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Independent study enrollment underway

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Sunset Rotary hosts Thursday-afternoon bingo

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Winters agri-tour visits Four Winds Nursery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Fresh cherries at Sutter market

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Pets of the week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Speakers cancel for health reasons

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Special KDRT broadcast celebrates Grateful Dead’s 50 years

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

Tour de Cluck participants can get here by train

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Dance, dance, dance for a great cause

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A10

Information offered on city tax refund program

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
Monthly tour set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Forum

Think long and hard about our town’s future

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

 
Whom will our council represent?

By Michelle Millet | From Page: B4

Weeds pose a threat to pets

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Is your bike waiting for you?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Tips to reduce student stress

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
John Cole cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

New rule: No dough, no art

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Ready to cut her off

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

.

Sports

 
DHS celebrates Senior Day with a fun victory

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Visiting Eagles edge Blue Devils

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Majors roundup: Thompson, D’Angelo lead Brew Crew rally

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
UCD roundup: Aggies baseballers fall in 13 innings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

 
.

Features

.

Arts

Student filmmakers showcased at UCD Festival

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
Stellar acting brings home Capital Stage’s dark comedy

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Student choreographers, dancers stage festival at UC Davis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
From Bach to rock, Regal Beezers will entertain

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Emma Sallie Wing Hale

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Robert Simpson Loomis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

.

Comics

Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: B5

 
Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7