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Obituary for Louis J. Beaumier

July 13, 1930 - August 5, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 90


Louis J. Beaumier, age 90, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 surrounded by his wife and two children. He was a quiet, gentle-natured, intellectually curious man who is best described as a life-long learner and avid reader, with an eclectic range of interests. As a husband, he was a loving, supportive, and protective man. As a father and grandfather, he taught by wise example and he encouraged us all to pursue anything we wanted to achieve in life, often recognizing a talent or skill that we had yet to discover in ourselves.

Louis was born in Brenham, Texas on July 13, 1930 to Louis James Beaumier and Velma Hamblen Beaumier. His father was part business owner of Beaumier Iron Works, a family business in Brenham for several generations. His mother was a civic leader and a former director of the Brenham Public Library. Louis, who was called "Brother" by his immediate family, graduated from Brenham High School in 1948, attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and then he returned to his hometown to attend Blinn Jr. College. He later enlisted in the Army and he served in the Korean War. His father died while he was serving overseas, so he received an early discharge and returned home. Upon is return, Louis enrolled at the University of Houston to study engineering and he started work in the machine shop at Baker Oil Tools. While at the university he met his wife of 65 years, Carol Ann Borlin, a nursing student. Louis and Carol were married in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Houston on April 30, 1955. Louis continued his career at Baker Oil Tools in Houston advancing to draftsman, then tool design, and later quality control manager as an expert in metallurgy. While in Houston, two children were born, Pauline and Louis III. In 1976, the Beaumier family moved to San Antonio, Texas with a transfer to Bakerline, a new branch of Baker Oil Tools. At the end of his 32-year career he was the machine shop operations manager.

Throughout his life, Louis thrived on learning new things. As a young man he enjoyed sailing with his wife and deep-sea fishing with his friends. Louis and Carol loved to explore new places and drive the back roads to see new things. He was often familiar with new places he visited from what he had read beforehand. He studied flamenco and classical guitar for his own pleasure, loved jazz and classical music, and enjoyed live concerts. Later in retirement after a lifelong fascination with emerging technology, Louis built his first personal computer, studied computer coding, and he continued to explore advanced mathematics. He read about economics, business practices, history, and current world affairs. In his 80s, Louis continued his interest in the newest computer coding languages and he began learning blues guitar. He also enjoyed reading a good mystery, detective novels, short stories, and essays.

Louis Beaumier is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carol Beaumier; two children and their spouses, Pauline Beaumier Green and Gary A. Green of Longview, Texas and Louis Beaumier III and Mary Alice Beaumier of Kerrville, Texas; sisters, Sireta Michalak of Praha, Texas and Katharine Elliott (Herbert) of West Columbia, Texas; brother-in-law, Kern Borlin (Deany) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; sister-in-law, Anna Borlin of Lake Forest, California; grandchildren, Brianne Green Hughes (Kyle) of Leander, Texas, Alyssa Green Ervine (Justin) of San Antonio, Texas, Austin Green (Bianca) of Georgetown, Texas, and Zachary Beaumier (Andrea) of San Antonio, Texas; and great-grandsons, Jace Hughes, Cashis Beaumier, Lucas Green, Ethan Hughes, and Jayce Nichols. His first great-granddaughter, Emilia Green, is expected later this year. He is also survived by 5 nephews, 9 nieces, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew, John Michalak.

Interment will be at a later date at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham, Texas amongst multiple generations of Beaumiers. In lieu of flowers, those who would like to honor his life are asked to make a monetary donation of their choosing to the memorial book fund at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library (100 MLK Jr Pkwy, Brenham, TX 77833. Contact Andria Heiges at 979-337-7202 or email

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