Major (Ret.) Joseph A. Beauregard, 90, died Monday, February 20, 2012, at home in Mineral Wells with his family by his side.
Joseph Beauregard was born February 8, 1922, in Haverhill, MA., to Arthur and Agnes Beauregard. He was one of the chosen generation, having proudly served his country during World War II in the South Pacific (Guadalcanal) as well as Europe (Siegfried Line), where he received a battle field commission and numerous awards for valor.
Enlisting at the age of 17, Joseph went on to create a career and history that did and would make make any family extremely proud. He retired from the US Army, June 1, 1966, however remained active in many of the Veteran's organizations helping his fellow soldiers. He will always be remembered for his unmatched sense of humor, his love for his country, and his love for his family. Joseph will greatly missed by all who knew him well.
Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Mary E. Beauregard, of Mineral Wells; sons, Tom Beauregard of Fort Worth, and Mike Beauregard and wife, Sunny of Weatherford; daughters, Jo Franks and husband Don, of Enterprise, Ala., Jacque Van Dyke and husband, Donn, of Sacremento, Calif., Pattie Peabody and husband, Danny, of Mineral Wells, and Angela Lee and husband, Darrin of Mineral Wells; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Rena Hunt, of Orlando, Fla.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; four brothers; and sons, John and Stephen Beauregard, both of Mineral Wells.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation in his name to a Veteran's organization of your choice, as he supported them all. Graveside service was, Thursday, February 23 at Sturdivant Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Arrangements were by White's Funeral Home.