John Arthur Beaulieu ’56, MBA ’63 was born in Portland on Jan. 9, 1935, to John and Helen Beaulieu. He attended Columbia Prep in Portland before moving to California to pursue his graduate and post-graduate studies. After earning both a B.A. and an MBA degree from SCU, which included a multiyear commitment to the ROTC, John went on to a enjoy a successful management career spanning more than 60 years, including positions with Proctor and Gamble, Ford Lincoln Mercury, Arthur Young & Co., Evans Products, and American Standard. He was known to all for his desire to try new things and new places and over his lifetime lived, along with his family, in ten different states. In the last two decades of his life John was responsible for managing venture capital opportunities for the state of Oregon, ultimately serving as chairman of Westport Innovations, a technology startup based in Vancouver, where he remained employed until his retirement at 82 years of age. He had an indomitable spirit and a love for business. Among John’s hobbies and interests were cars, cigars, golf and swimming, as well as visiting his sons and their families who lived in California, Virginia, and Massachusetts. John also enjoyed coaching aspiring entrepreneurs to help bring their passions and visions to life. He died peacefully on May 15, 2019, in Portland surrounded by his beloved sons following stroke complications. John is survived by his five sons and their spouses, John Jay Beaulieu ’79 (Vivian Beaulieu), Martin Beaulieu ’80 (Nancy Beaulieu), Brian Beaulieu ’82 (Kathleen Beaulieu), Stephen Beaulieu ’82 (Michele Beaulieu) and Matthew Beaulieu (Nicole Beaulieu); grandchildren Alex Brenton, Eric Beaulieu, Jay Beaulieu, Natalie Beaulieu, Madeleine Beaulieu, Katherine Beaulieu, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Jack Beaulieu, Sophia Beaulieu, and Lucas Beaulieu; and great-grandchild, Olivia Brenton. His family and friends loved him for his unflagging sense of humor and larger than life presence, leaving an unfillable void for all who knew him well.

22 Aug 2019