James (Jim) Leroy Beaumont, 65, died peacefully of a brain tumor at his home in Riverside on May 11, 2014. He was born on August 12, 1948, to Richard G. and Virginia E. (Newell) Beaumont, in Pasadena. Predeceased by a sister, Denise Beaumont, he is survived by a sister, Sheila Beaumont; a brother, Richard N. Beaumont; a nephew, James Minich; and three grandnephews, Matthew, Garrett and John Minich. Jim had been a rancher in Aguanga, California. He was an avid rockhound and a writer of humorous fantasy/adventure stories. A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, on Friday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m.