George Beaugh Sr., a native of Lewisburg, La and a long-time resident of Opelousas and Morgan City, passed away on August 27, 2018, at the age of 96, surrounded by his loving family. George was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his wife, family and friends.
Those left to cherish George’s memory include his wife of 73 years, Norma Stelly Beaugh, four children, Diane Fangue and husband David of New Iberia, George Beaugh Jr. and wife Beverly of Centerville, Cynthia Deranger and husband Lee of Opelousas and Tim Beaugh and wife Joyce of Houston, along with two brothers Jean “Babe” Beaugh and Willington “Ton” Beaugh.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, David Fangue Jr., Chad Fangue, Damian Beaugh, Robyn Daugherty, Lauren Reed, Emily Haag, Hanna Olney, Grace Ellen Beaugh along with his eleven great grandchildren, Nicole Fangue, Morgan Fangue, Matt Fangue, Leighton Fangue, Turner Fangue, Hadleigh Fangue, Bailey Beaugh, Ethan Beaugh, Jack Daugherty, George Daugherty and Andrew Daugherty.
George will be welcomed into heaven by his son Kim Beaugh, his parents, Eli Beaugh and Adelphine Gay Beaugh, sisters Irene Beaugh Miller, and Annie Beaugh Mcgee, and his brother Joseph “Naul” Beaugh.
George was a highly decorated World War II veteran. He served with the Army Air Force as a flight engineer in a B-17 bomber and was based in England, flying 31 missions over Germany. Throughout most of his life, he committed a considerable amount of effort in praising and thanking all veterans for their service to our country. He had the pleasure of visiting Washington D. C. with “Honor Air Flight” organization, viewing veteran’s monuments and personally laying a wreath on the tomb of “The Unknown Soldier” at Arlington Cemetery.
George was the founder of “The Shoe House” a well-known and patronized retail establishment in Morgan City. He operated the store for 37 years and took pride in the store, always making sure his customers were under the best of care. He also assisted in the founding and the establishment of the Holy Cross Church Parish, where he and his wife Norma stayed very involved over the years. George was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, in the Holy Cross Church Parish.
Visitation will be held on Friday August 31, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in Morgan City from 9:00am to 12:00am. A rosary will be prayed at 10:00am, with a Mass of Christian burial commencing at 12:00pm. Following Mass, George will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.