Memorial Service for Mrs. Anne Cowen Beauchamp

Published 1:57 pm Monday, May 21, 2018

Memorial Service for Mrs. Anne Cowen Beauchamp

The memorial service for Mrs. Anne Douglas Cowen Beauchamp will be held at Grace Church of Bainbridge, GA, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Mrs. Beauchamp passed away on Feb 13, 2018, at her retirement home in Chandler, Arizona, after a short illness. This memorial service will celebrate the life of this amazing woman whose legacy of love and care will continue in the hearts of all who knew her. Born in Waverly, Tenn., on May 29, 1920, Anne Beauchamp was blessed with a long life – living almost 98 years.

Anne and her brother Robert grew up in Nashville, Tenn. She graduated from West End High School in Nashville and continued her education right down the road at Vanderbilt University. She graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1942, with a BA in microbiology. She was very socially active and became president of the AOPi sorority, participating in many campus and Christian outreaches. AOPi sorority continued to hold her interest, and later on in her adult life she became an AOPi international vice president.

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At Vanderbilt she met the love of her life, a young man on scholarship, and married shortly after graduation. During World War II, the couple lived in Akron, Ohio, where Dave worked on the synthetic rubber formulation. During their time in Akron, both became involved in one of their great loves – the game of tennis. Anne and Dave spent many hours enjoying and later teaching tennis.

After a period of time in Los Angeles, their marriage was blessed through the births of their two sons, Doug and David, Jr (Buz). A change of jobs, however, returned them to the place where they had first met. In Nashville, Anne worked for several years in the registrar’s office at Vanderbilt. Her two sons kept up the Vanderbilt tradition by both graduating from Vanderbilt. Later Anne retired to Coral Gables, FL, but spent time helping as a receptionist in a friend’s medical practice. Husband Dave served as the tennis pro for Coral Gables Country Club. As she became older, she moved to Bainbridge, Georgia, to be closer to one of her two sons.

In 2015, Anne, now known as Mimi, moved to Chandler, to be near her older son since Buz was leaving for Liberia to teach at African Bible College.

Anne was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville and then First Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge. She served as a Sunday school teacher and as a VBS teacher. The Lord blessed her with a loving and giving personality. She will be missed. She is survived by her brother Bob Cowen and his wife Jeanne, her son Doug and wife Ginger, and son Buz and wife Sharon, her seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.