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BEAUDET, Thomas Joseph age 87, was born June 21, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away August 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thomas served his country in the Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart. He came to Los Angeles in 1948 after graduating with a BA from Seattle University that same year. He obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in June 1951 and was admitted to practice in California in January of 1952. Thomas practiced law for over 60 years and last practiced with Beaudet & Orr Attorneys at Law. He has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1957. Thomas was a past Director of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Antelope Valley Bar Association and twice past president of the Antelope Valley Advisory Board of Catholic Social Services. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and of the Knights of Columbus Council 2455. Thomas served as a Grand Knight. He was preceded in death by Alma, his loving wife of 60 years, his sister, Helen Beaudet and his parents. Thomas is survived by his one daughter, Teresa Beaudet and her husband Gerald Giamportone, one granddaughter, Amanda Smith and her husband Andrew, two great-grandsons, Roman and Lucian Smith all of Los Angeles, one brother, Martin Beaudet and his wife Sharon of Las Vegas, Nevada, eight nieces and nephews, Karen, Kenny, Marta, Ali, Maria, James, Patricia and William, his cousin T.J. Martin and his wife Meredith and their two children. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 with a Vigil Prayer Service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Halley Olsen Murphy , 44831 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 7, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 565 West Kettering Street, Lancaster. The Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent in his memory to the St. Johns Health Center Foundation, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90404-2303 (310) 829-8593.

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