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Dennis M. Beach, USAF (Retired)August 16, 1971 – May 30, 2016
Dennis Beach, 44, passed away on Monday May 30, 2016.
Funeral services will be 12:00p.m., Friday June 3, 2016 at Dyess AFB Chapel with Father Luis officiating and burial will be at 2:00p.m. in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
Dennis was born on August 16, 1971 in Oneonta, New York to Mahlon and Pam Harper Beach. He was a very proud father of four children and loved his family dearly. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Air Force with special ops training as a helicopter crew chief and was deployed to Turkey, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Africa; retiring after 20 years of dedicated service.
Survivors include his wife, Lidia Beach; parents, Mahlon (Ellen) Beach and Pam (Jim) Clark; son, Noah James Beach; daughters, Samantha Sienna Beach, Maya Maria Beach, and Gabriela Gracie Beach; brothers, Allen Tower, Jr., and Steven A. Tower; and sisters, Michelle L. Beach Jensen; and step-sister, Patty Tower.
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Saturday, June 04, 2016Dennis will always be in our hearts and memories, he will forever be my big brother and friend. Love miss you always and forever.~Michelle Jensen, Altona, New York
Saturday, June 04, 2016Oh my God…. I can’t hardly believe this news.Truly, I feel obligated to say, I’m so saddened to hear of Dennis Beach’s death, and I’m deeply sorry I missed the opportunity to pay my respects to this fine man, along with his family at his funeral service. Dennis’ wonderful nature always gave me a lift in life. It was an honor to have served with him in the United States Air Force, and to have become friends with him. Dennis will truly be missed by many, I’m sure.I have a lot of good memories with Dennis! From the US Air Force, 66th Rescue Squadron from Nevada, as we both were Dedicated Crew Chiefs to helicopter HH-60G A008 (him at Hurlburt Field and me then there at Nellis). That’s how we became friends, talking about his old Bird. Then there was the 31st Special Operation Squadron from the Republic of Korea, Las Vegas outings together while 4-Wheeling, Hunting, and the smaller things like enjoying a few beers playing Darts with friends, and talking about our outstanding families. I’m telling you…. a lot of great happy memories.After we both had further moved with the Air Force, we somewhat lost frequent contact with each other, like so often we sometimes do from the military. I knew he eventually retired, but somehow I didn’t even know he was in Texas. Since I retired, it has been on my mind to contact Dennis, but I didn’t see him on Facebook, while other contact information had changed over the years. That maybe the bad think on my part! Then to find out it was too late, as he passed away, and to find out it was on my birthday too. That was horrible news and my mind immediately thought about his wife and children.From my eyes, Dennis Beach was such a devoted husband and father, outstanding professional, serious, kind, yet a funny man, and he was my friend!I pray to God that Dennis ‘Rests In Pease’ and that his wife, Lidia, children, family, and friends can eventually have ease of mind, while knowing he is with his maker in a greater place.God Speed my Brother!~Jason Lauer, Las Vases, Nevada
Saturday, June 04, 2016Dennis will be missed, I will miss are conversation and funny facebook comments he always made. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a truly great guy. Prayers be with you.~Karen Brown, Deposit, New York
Saturday, June 04, 2016We had a lot of good talks, and many memories. I miss you dearly. You will always be my brother~Dave
Friday, June 03, 2016Connection.. A word that is taken for granted.. The lives the Dennis touched both directly and indirectly are forever changed… I heard more stories, almost daily, about this Man, this Legend, through his wife, cook, wood-worker, plumber, off-road specialist, transporter for the kids… It made me strive to do more, be more and expect more of myself as a husband and a father… Your stories alone Dennis set a higher standard than you’ll ever know… My condolences, prayers and out-stretched hand goes to Lidia, Noah, Sam, Maya and Gabby….~D. Williams, Dyess AFB, Texas
Friday, June 03, 2016Dennis, You will always be in our hearts…Weylin and I will always be a part of your family since we put You and Lidia together over 20 years ago…You will be missed Dennis but now You can be the biggest Angel now for your family.~Tammy Felicilda, Baker, Florida
Friday, June 03, 2016Dennis…what an outstanding guy on and off duty. A great Leader, Warrior, Helo Brother, and most importantly Husband and Father. He will be truly missed.~Dennis Deaton, Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, June 02, 2016Dennis was an amazing individual. Always a true professional and a stellar Airman. It was an honor to serve with him in the Nellis AFB Rescue Maintenance squadron.~Deborah Systermann, Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, June 02, 2016Dennis and Lidia, I can remember watching you fall in love and know that love will always be there~Theresa Allen (Wiseman), Wichita, Kansas
Thursday, June 02, 2016Dennis touched our lives with his kind words and his friendships after meeting him in TX last November. He adored his children and loved them deeply. He will be greatly missed. Justin, SSGT and mom, Gail.~Gail Riggs, Economy, Indiana
Thursday, June 02, 2016Heart felt thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends in our time of sorrow. I cherish memories of my Nephew always.~Dolly de Vries, Fort Myers, Florida
Wednesday, June 01, 2016I will always have a special place in my heart for you brother.~Steven Tower, Walpole, Massachusetts
Wednesday, June 01, 2016Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Nephew, May you rest in peace.~Marian & Stub Ploutz, Walton, New York
Wednesday, June 01, 2016Dennis, you will be truly missed! I have enjoyed having you as a (facebook) friend in my life. Things will not be the same without you!!! Love and hugs to your children and family.~Paula, Milford, Connecticut
Wednesday, June 01, 2016I’m so sorry for your loss, Dennis will be missed more than you know……
Wednesday, June 01, 2016My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss~Deanna Lyon, North Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 So sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016So sorry for your loss~Peg, Sidney, New York
Tuesday, May 31, 2016May you always have fond memories of your husband and dad. Praying that you find peace.~Lisa Prill, Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 31, 2016You will always live in our hearts and prayers.~Becky Beach Romero, Lebanon, Maine
Tuesday, May 31, 2016Will miss you cousin. My thoughts and prayers sent. If I could be at the funeral I would.~Amanda Ploutz Beckham, Orlando, Florida
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