Alice M BeauchampMarch 26, 1938 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 79)
Alice M. Beauchamp, 79, of Meridian, Id. died in peace at her son’s home on the morning of Tue. Feb. 6.
Alice was born to her parents Ernest & Viola Mosel in Gurley, Nebraska on March 26, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as brother Kenneth Mosel of Boise on Jan. 1, 1991, her eldest sister Leila Handran of Westminster, Co. on Feb. 22, 2011, her little sister Irene Murphy of Sun City, Az. in Sept. of 2011. She was also preceded in death by her first husband John Seeley of Pasadena, Ca. in Vietnam on June 27, 1966 and second husband Kenneth Beauchamp of Boise on Nov. 17, 1989. Among her children and stepchildren she was preceded in death by stepdaughter Audrey Beauchamp of Pocatello on Feb. 22, 2010, youngest son Mark Seeley of Boise on Dec. 30, 2012, and stepson Stephen Beauchamp of Clifton Park, N.Y. on Aug. 28, 2015. Many other members of her extended family have passed away, however, some members are still residing in the farming country of eastern Nebraska.
She is survived by her eldest son Douglas Seeley of Nampa, nephew Anthony Mosel of Boise, niece Angela D’Eurizio of Boise, nephew Brian Handran of Westminster, Co., niece Brenda Claybrook of Dallas, Tx., nephew Michael Walsh of Allyn, Wa., and niece Wendy who lives in the state of Washington. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Sandy Beauchamp and Alice’s grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Beauchamp. All reside in the Buffalo, N.Y. area, and Laura Lynne Seeley of Council, Idaho. She is also survived by sister-in0law Carol Brennan of Rocklin, Ca., niece Tara Brennan of Sacramento, Ca., and nephew Michael Brennan of Loomis, Ca. In Longview, Wa. Is a sister-in-law Cynthia Sedelmeier. She is also survived by nephew David Sedelmeier and his sister Linda.
Alice graduated from Nampa High School in 1956. She and high school friend Carol Warner packed the car and set out for Southern California shortly thereafter. They arrived in Pasadena, Ca. where Alice met her soon-to-be husband John Seeley. The two were wed in Sept. of 1957. Alice gave birth to her first son Doug on Dec. 26, 1958 at the old Mercy Medical Hospital in Nampa. Exactly two years later she birthed her last child, son Mark Seeley on Dec. 26, 1960 at Ft. Ord, Ca.
Husband John was a member of the United States Army and became a warrant officer and helicopter pilot after attending and graduating from flight school at Ft. Rucker, Ala. There were happy years in the early 1960’s as the young military family travelled from one post assignment to another. Capt. John Seeley lost his life at age 34 in Vietnam while serving his country in 1966. Alice and her sons settled in Rocklin, Ca. Here Alice met Air Force officer Kenneth Beauchamp and the two were wed in May 1969. More happy years ensued there until they moved to Boise in Mar. 1978. Ken was now retired from the U.S. Air Force but utilized skills learned while serving and was employed as a computer programmer in demand to area businesses like Grant’s Truck Stop, Lee Read Jewelers, and the Idaho Transportation Dept. Ken passed away at age 57 in Nov. 1989. However, Alice remained living in the Boise area for the majority of the remaining years of her life save for a spell of six years( 2003-2009) in Glendale, Az. where she lived close to her little sister Irene. She returned to Meridian in June of 2009 and had been living there just prior to her death.
Alice spent many happy years with Ken, family, and friends. Both were avid golfers and belonged to Plantation Country Club.
Alice and son Doug attended Reflections Church in Meridian where Pastor James Day presides.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. A memorial service is scheduled for Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 at 2pm at Cloverdale Reception Center, 1200 N Cloverdale Rd in Boise, with the committal to follow at 3:30pm. I heartily invite all persons who would like to attend to arrive at 2pm to visit and share memories prior to the graveside committal.
I hope news of the memorial reaches all persons who knew and loved Alice and might like to attend and say goodbye to her.