Richard G. Beedle of Nipomo, passed away on December 19, 2006.

A Celebration of his life will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Arroyo Grande at 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 30.

Richard was born on January 19, 1951 to Bob and Della Beedle in Pasadena, Calif. and graduated from San Marino High School in 1969. He married Mary Ambruso in 1984 and moved to Nipomo in 1990. Richard worked in the insurance business for 20 years and was very active in WIAA, an insurance association. His involvement in the community included Nipomo Rotary, the Nipomo Community Advisory Committee, and the Nipomo High School Booster's Club. He was also active in both St. Patrick's Church and School in Arroyo Grande and St. Joseph's High School in Santa Maria.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary; their children Lisa, Lindsey, Robbie and Missy; his father; sister Cathy; in-laws; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Richard lived life to its fullest and was a friend to many. He enjoyed driving, flying, golfing, snow-skiing, reading and was a whiz on the computer. He loved his family, church and community and will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick's School, Nipomo High School Booster's Club or Nipomo Rotary Club.

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