Richard, "Richy", Wortham Beaumont died on December 2, 2012 at the University of California San Francisco Transplant Center of cancer and organ failure. He was 43 years old and a fourth generation Californian born in Healdsburg. He graduated from Healdsburg High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He was known by everyone as a gentle, kind and caring young man who always had a smile on his face. A Star Trek aficionado, Richy could cite the many episodes he so enjoyed. The happiest days of his life were when he was working and driving his beloved dog "Baxter" in the back of his pickup. He loved working at his step- father's winery and taking care of the animals on the farm. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hayes Beaumont and his step-father Stephen A. Zellerbach, and is survived by his mother, CiCi Nervo Zellerbach, his step-mother, Pamela Beaumont of Santa Rosa, his step-brother, Gary Zellerbach of San Francisco, his uncles, Frank Nervo of Sacramento and Henry Beaumont of Santa Rosa, and his Aunt Christine Nervo Reidell of Washington, DC. A Memorial gathering for Richy will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 8, at the diVine Pizza Restaurant in Healdsburg. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to either UCSF Foundation for Kidney/Pancreas Research c/o Regan Botsford at UCSF, 220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94104 or the Healdsburg District Hospital, 1375 University St, Healdsburg, CA, 95448, Attn. Administration. Arrangements by Fred Young Funeral Home, Clovedale, 707-894-2540
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8, 2012