Henri Joseph Beaudreau

January 17, 1920 - September 23, 2021


January 17, 1920 – September 23, 1921

Our sweet “Paco” gently left his Ballard home and moved into eternity on a sunny September morning.

Henri Joseph Beaudreau was born in Seattle to parents Earl and Helene, and grew up with two sisters, Andree and Renee, in the Beacon Hill area, graduating from Franklin High School in 1938.

At age 20, he started working for the US Postal service until he joined the United States Army in 1942.  He served overseas in France and Germany under General Patton while assigned to the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

After returning to the United States, Henri resumed his career at the Post Office where he met Helen Dunn. They were married in 1947 and settled in Ballard raising nine children. They were able to enjoy traveling to various countries before her death in 1989 after 42 years of marriage.  

As a follower of Jesus Christ, Henri treated all people with dignity and respect.  He was tender hearted, witty, and never met a stranger.  His mind was sharp up to the end -his memory, amazing!  Words can never capture the true character of our beloved “Paco”, but he will live on – treasured in our hearts.

Henri is survived by his children: Paula (Bill) Scollard; Michael Beaudreau; Donald Beaudreau; Mary (Corby) Hunich; Robert Beaudreau; Ann (Marty) Gisler; Philip (Helen) Beaudreau -preceded in death by sons: James Beaudreau and John (Dolly) Beaudreau.

His grandchildren: Dan (Melissa) Scollard; Sam (Judith) Scollard; Marianne (Lamar) Patrick; Michele (Michael) Springs; Melanie Beaudreau, Katy (Brian) Garza, Elizabeth Beaudreau; Joe Hunich, Rachel (Ryan) Herrera, Bethany (Jeremy) McWilliams, Hannah (Mark) Wilson; Emilie (Allan) Clay, Steven Beaudreau; Jordan Gisler, Megan Gisler; Rebecca Beaudreau, Allie Beaudreau, Daniel Beaudreau, Luke Beaudreau, Andrew Beaudreau, Levi Beaudreau, Oliver Beaudreau.

His Great Grandchildren: Peter, Ben, Joe, Clare, Sophie, Gabe, Ceci, Nick; Stan, John, Pascual, Raffy, Rachel; Aubrey, Isaiah; Mikayla, Jessica, Sam, Felix, Charlotte, Waylon; Aiden, Kai; Ryder, Ruby; Parker, Piper, Griffin; Ava, Liam, Carson, Jonah, 

His great-great grandchild: Olive 

He will be missed by many others–nieces, nephews, friends and longtime Ballard neighbors.   

May his memory be a blessing.

Cremation: Bonney Watson Washington Memorial 

Interment: Tahoma National Cemetery

Memorial Service: To be determined

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Carolyn Nilsson
Carolyn Nilsson
12 days ago

I worked with Henri at the Main Post Office downtown from 1975 until 1990. He was a kind, delightful person, and always good humored. He was generous with his knowledge and his smile, and is missed.