Charles E. "Beau" Cavanaugh II
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Charles Edward "Beau" Cavanaugh II was called by the Lord and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 10, 2021.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 9677 Hwy 6 in Navasota with a vigil service following at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rev. Elias as the celebrant. The rite of committal will follow in the Cavanaugh Family Cemetery
Pallbearers are Butch Nesmith, Chuck Greenwood, Richard Burzynski, James Hadley, Glenn Duncan, and Bill Hadley.
Beau was born January 9, 1961, proud son of his parents, Charles and Jane Bartosh Cavanaugh and he was baptized and member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church. He grew up on his family's ranch helping his father in his agriculture chemical business and enjoying his mother's good cooking. He and his friends enjoyed many good times during his school years including riding bikes into town, camping, going on hay rides, hunting, family fishing trips to the Texas Gulf Coast, drive-in movies, attending social events and dances and spending time with his family watching Dallas Cowboys football on TV, with his father, "Mr. C.", making nachos .
Beau was a member of the Navasota Rattler football team graduating from Navasota High School in 1979 being named Most Versatile in the yearbook. He attended Sam Houston State University, was employed briefly by Schultz and subsequently began a rewarding career with Gulf States/Entergy power utility company's Navasota network for 35 years serving as a lineman and service technician.
On February 11, 1995, he married Janet Sue Bauer whom he had met and known since their preschool days at Joan Duncan's Play School in Navasota, and enjoyed spending many holidays and gatherings with his extended family who loved him very much. They shared many common interests. They were blessed with two proud sons, Charles Edward "Chas" Cavanaugh III and Christopher Keefe Cavanaugh who brought them both great joy. They enjoyed attending their sons' activities including Little League and many football games including the football playoffs and winning the 2012 and 2014 State Football Championships. He was a loving father and mastered the art of teasing his sons, as well as all his friends, in their misadventures (as his own father had done with him) and missed few opportunities to do so which they hold dear to their heart and will remember forever. In the fall, he could be found planting food plots for deer and hunting dove and waterfowl. In the spring he enjoyed planting and gardening. Throughout the year, one of his best times was barbequing for his family. Beau was faithful to his work and his family. He was a wonderful human being who was easy to be around, kind hearted, forgiving, and an understanding friend with an easy sense of humor.
He was blessed to have lifelong friends Butch, Chuck, Richard, James, Glenn, Bill, David, Gary, Cody, John, and many others whom he cherished and who faithfully visited him in the hospital during his illness driving to see him, spending time with him, bringing him his favorite food and helping with anything they determined he might need. We are so thankful, blessed, and lucky to have had him in our lives, and will miss his steadfast and faithful companionship. Lives were enriched and the world is a better place with Beau being a part of it.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Cavanaugh, I. He is survived by his beloved mother, Jane Cavanaugh-Vicars; his loving wife, Janet Cavanaugh; proud sons, Charles Edward "Chas" Cavanaugh, III and Christopher Keefe Cavanaugh; his loving sister, Patricia Cavanaugh Mock; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Bauer; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Cherie Bauer; niece, Jacey Bauer; nephews, Jake and Cal Bauer, nephews, Kenneth and Cabe Busse; numerous other family and a multitude friends.