Beckwith, Richard Eugene, of the City of Orange, Orange County California, passed away peacefully early on the morning of Jan. 1st, 2016 at the age of 97.

Richard proudly served his country in WWII in both the Army and the Air Force retiring as an Officer. He then went on to pursue his lifelong passions of Law, Real Estate and Business Ownership. During his career, he earned his Juris Prudence, following his passion for learning, and practiced law in Ohio. He leaves behind his much adored family: sister, June; daughter, Beth Luth; son-in-law, Joe Luth; granddaughter, Nicole Sorenson; son, Dennis Beckwith; daughter-in-law, Marsha Beckwith; and their 2 children; granddaughter, Sarah, her husband Michael and their 3 children; and grandson, Matthew Beckwith. Preceding him in death was the love of his life, his wife, Miriam Beckwith; his parents, James and Hattie Beckwith; two brothers, Bob and Glen; and two sisters, Helen and Doreen.

Our Papa was loved and adored. We will always remember his stories of his lifelong adventures and being a farm kid growing up in Ohio, his memoirs we were blessed to receive and his amazing sense of humor. He will also be missed by Little Brown Dog and your warm loving lap to rest on. We love you and miss you, but you are with Nana and that’s where we know you want to be.

Services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary, at Waverly Chapel, 12:00 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2016.

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