Eugene Douglas Beard

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November 20, 1940 ~ March 26, 2017

Eugene Douglas Beard, 76, passed away in Leander, TX on March 26, 2017. He was born Nov. 20, 1940 to Margaret Catherine Cropp and William Augustus Beard in Tacoma, WA. Eugene was an Eagle Scout, attended Clark College in Vancouver, WA, and earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon "Go Ducks".
He was a career Navy pilot, Real Estate agent, and wrote airplane manuals for Boeing.
Eugene had a unique sense of humor, enjoyed rock climbing, tennis, bridge, flying and movies.
Eugene is survived by his daughter and her family, Barbara and Steve Manley (Jonathon and Savannah Broughton); son and his family, Jeff and Kathleen Beard (Peyton and Finley); son and his daughter, Douglas Beard (Kaylee); siblings, Donna Leonard and Loretta Singer; and step-father, Merle Osborne.
A small memorial service will be held at The Legacy at Crystal Falls where Eugene resided. In a few weeks, an additional service will be held in Washington state where the rest of his family resides.
Beck Funeral Home was entrusted to arrangements.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 2, 2017
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