Eugene B. Becquet
Eugene B. Becquet age 41, passed away at home on October 16, 2006. MSgt Gene Becquet served 20 years in the United State Air Force where he was trained as a Helicopter Crew Chief. He was born in Shirley, Mass, and was currently stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, Sally and his two children, Brenna and Teagan; his father, George and mother, Jill Becquet, of San Antonio, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to help the hungry for the holidays Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85713 in Gene's name. A viewing will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., on Friday, 20 October from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at Davis-Monthan AFB at 1:00 p.m. in the Helicopter Hanger. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Oct. 19, 2006.
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Good morning Cuz. SO much time has passed and so many dear friends and family have been join together in heaven. Your mom and dad are doing well. I need to reach out to your sister Laura and say hello. We miss you my friend. May God bless us all and watch over us.
Tommy Becquet
October 13, 2020
Thinking of you Cuz.
Tommy Becquet
April 9, 2014
Thanks for being a great friend, I will always cherish the fun time and the pints we shared together at RAF Woodbridge, RIP Gene.
Michael Boelter
April 8, 2014
Gene-O and Sally,

There are simply no words. I was his roommate while he and Sally were dating at RAF Woodbridge. He was a good friend and a great guy. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Ariel Armaita
August 1, 2013
I was a childhood friend of genes in high school and have several pics of him and one of his mg midget if you are interested contact me on Face book boyd mcswain (aka Tony)
boyd mcswain
April 20, 2013
Don't know why I thought of you today, but I miss you just the same. The memories of our youth and the fun and crazy things we did will forever be held dear to me. Things were so different back then (remember the 80's!) and that's who you'll always be to me. God Bless you and your family.
Mike Bodden
April 9, 2012
You will always have a place in my heart. You were a true friend during our first enlistment at Woodbridge. Sally, I am truly sorry for your loss and the that of your children. Gene was a funny and genuine human being, one of a kind. I know you will always miss him. YOU and your family will be in my prayers.
Michael Boucher
July 1, 2009
God didn't make many like you Gene. You were a good Crew Chief and a friend.
Jonathan VERRET
March 13, 2009
Today you would have been 44 - just a year younger than I am.

Your wisdom, patience and humour are sorely missed.
Ron (Snafu) Frazer
February 22, 2009
I just came across this site and I had to write to you. My name is Tommy Becquet. I am Gene’s cousin. I am not sure if we have met. If we did it would have been at Vincent’s funeral. I have seen many, many pictures of you, Gene and the kids. For the last 14 years Uncle George and Aunt Jill have spent Thanksgiving Day with us here in Corpus Christi and we always talk about the old days in Amarillo. We always play Cribbage. I remember growing up at Christmas we would have four or five games going on at the same time. The grown ups in one room and the kids in another! All of the cousin were real close growing up but after graduation from High School we all went separate ways. I have a lot of good memories with Gene and Vincent. I miss them both. I hope one day we meet again We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Tommy Becquet Corpus Christi Texas
Tommy Becquet
December 7, 2008
May GOD bless you.
As one of Gene's earlier trainers, I remember Gene as a fast and serious learner. I'm so glad that Gene had become an important asset to the Helo's mission.
Be at peace my brother in The Valley of the Giants
Jeff (Mark) Hartzell
November 21, 2008

It's been almost two years since you flew off into the wild blue yonder... hard to beleive. It seems like just yesterday that we sat on the back patio in Mildenhall enjoying a beverage and great conversation. You are missed bro!

Mike Breyfogle
September 26, 2008
Geno you are truly missed and we will never forget IBIS cover coffee cup. RIP.

TSgt Weaver
James Weaver
August 26, 2008
You'll always be missed my friend. Thanks for the good times.

Mrs. B. give me or anyone from BE a shout if there is anything we can do.

Take care
Ron (Snafu) Frazer
October 16, 2007
Sally and Kids,
I miss Gene. Even though we only spent our first 5 or so years in the USAF at Woodbridge it was always a given that we would cross paths again. I think about him often and wish I could have been present at his funeral. Gene was my first friend in the Air Force having met at basic training and having neighboring dorm rooms in tech school guaranteed a posatively enjoyable learning enviornment. Gene had a way of making tech school and work fun.
I miss you Gene,
Jason Thayer
September 25, 2007
My heart sank and my prayers and thoughts go out to you and the kids. I won't forget the humor and laughter he brought to me over the years. God Bless you and the family
Gary Ward
June 25, 2007
It was always great to hear his point of view on anything as he gestured with his IBIS cover coffee cup...great times
Marq Knight
March 23, 2007
I would just like to say Gene was an amazing crew chief and man. I was fortunate enough to work with him for 2 years and with him around I always had a smoking buddy. He always made me smile and had the coolest stories. You are missed greatly Geno.
Steven Harrell
March 12, 2007
To MSgt. Becquet's Family,
I don't think we have ever met...but your husband/father worked with my Dad. Oddly enough my father passed away Feb. 10th, 2006...and MSgt. Becquet took over his job. I just wanted to say that I am truly sorry...and that I can honestly say I know exactly what you are going through. I don't think there is anything any of us will ever have to deal with that is harder. And at this time of year it gets especially rough. I do hope that you will find the strength to continue on. I wish you the Merriest Christmas possible. God Bless you all. If you need anything please feel free to email...even if it's just someone to listen...because I know how much that helps.
Ashley Couturier
December 8, 2006
Rotorhead was a great help to many. He was like the big brother that has your back. If I ever had any questions regarding Folding at Home for BE he was the first and last person that came to mind. I will miss seeing him online, talking to him, and reading his insightful post! God Bless brother!

Sincerely, Duvie
Brian Duvall
November 26, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Robert Andrew Becquet
November 23, 2006
Sally (and Kids),
My Family and I would like to pass to you our condolences for your loss. We were stationed at Mildenhall the same time you were there, I personally had the pleasure of working in the Pavelow Flight as their admin/IT. Gene was someone we ALL looked up to. He just had a way about him that was a comfort and inspiration to all that came in contact with him. Oh yeah, he was a genius too! He will not be forgotten.
MSgt Kevin Landrum
November 11, 2006
I had the privilege of knowing Gene while we were both assigned to the Paves in England a few years ago. He was a great crew chief and was always willing to lend a helping hand... even to us "specialists." He will definitely be missed.
Mark Bourgoin
November 11, 2006
Dear Sally, Teagan, Brenna, George, Jill and Laura,

We were so sad to hear the news about Gene. It has been so many, too many, years since I have seen him. The Becquet family is very large and very spread out across the country, making it difficult for those fun Sunday afternoon dinners we use to have as kids at our grandparent's home in Amarillo. George and Jill have always been proud to share photos with us over the years of Gene, Sally and the kids. Please know that there is huge family that is keeping you all in our prayers and even though we don't see you as much as we would like....we still cherish the thought of you being part of our family. May God's love and peace be with all of you.

Love, Becky Becquet Ball(Gene's cousin) - (The Woodlands, TX)
Becky Ball
October 26, 2006
I too worked with Gene as a crew chief at Hurlburt Field, FL from '92-'95. He was a very nice guy and a great crew chief. I was just reminded that he had written on the PAVE LOW website forum back in Sep '04, it was nice to hear from him then. Hopefully his family reads this, because if you ever need help with college for the kids, the Special Operations Helicopter Association can help out. Contact me if the need ever arises.
Gene - You will be missed...
Vince DePersio
October 25, 2006
Sorry for your loss. I worked with
Gene for several years. He was a
great guy and knew his job.
Randy Cochran
October 24, 2006
To the whole Becquet family.
You are in our Prayers.

WeldZilla & MatZilla

Tom & Matthew
Tom Phipps
October 24, 2006
I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. There are no answers we just know it's in God's hands. God Bless Your Family.
Elizabeth Jones
October 24, 2006
October 24, 2006
October 24, 2006
Dear Sally,Brenna and Teagen

We are thinking of you at this sad time and wishing we could be with you and give you a big hug. Please know we are thinking of you and value all the time we spent with you in England and for letting us be part of your family - we love you like family and want you to know we are here for you if you ever need ANYTHING. Gene was a good man and will be sadly missed by all. May we take comfort with all the wonderful memories we have, we will cherish them and hold them in our hearts forever.
We love you all
Lil and John (lisa's parent's and family) Lovell
October 23, 2006
Gene aka RotorHead was one hell of a guy. I did not know him personally but I always considered him a dear friend. Always joking and having fun. He will be deeply missed.
Shederick Atteberry
October 23, 2006
It still feels strange to know that you are gone,but Me and the rest of BleedinEdge will never forget the impact you left. The forums would have never been the same without you .I dont know if they will be the same now either ,but we all have your memory to unite the forum.
Dave Talamantez
October 22, 2006
I have had the pleasure in working hand-in-hand with Gene, both at Hurlburt Field, FL and here in England. Gene was my supervisor for a couple of years and wrote my EPR's. Fives of course! :) My name was on the RH E-bay door of aircraft 70-1626, below Gene's as I was his assistant. This aircraft saved the lives of over 1600 people in Liberia Africa flying a consecutive 26 hours, unheard of for a helicopter, this was down to Gene's dedication on making the aircraft the best he could. I was proud to serve under him and proud to be his friend. A very nice guy! I was shocked when I read the news on pavelow and am still in awe. Geno always made time to socialize with everyone, whether on a long Italy trip or at home station. GREAT GUY! My thoughts are with his family.
Richard Thibert
October 22, 2006
I met Gene (AKA RotorHead) through an online forum/comunity which he moderated. His knowledge, guidance and steadying presence were greatly appreciated by me. In the short time I knew him I came to respect and admire the way he carried himself. Thanks for the chance to let me share in your passion for Folding at Home and PC's Gene! Miss you RotorHead.
Peter (AKA Just Learnin') Slusarenko
October 22, 2006
When I heard the news my mind was screaming with thoughts. Some of these I was able to catch and write down.
* Always welcoming with kind words and ever helpful when I was pulling my hair.
* Never did I lack for information when it was needed as you always had a link at the ready.
* You were always there with a good chuckle and understood my humour.
* Fond of server equipment for a home PC and ever challenging Mrs.B.
* Always turning wrenches at home on on copters.
* You pulled me through my renos with those of your own.
* As an experienced Dad your guidance always came in handy.
* Your camping stories are something I am looking to experience myself.
* You are more than my friend you were family.
* One of the best guys I ever had a chance to encounter
* My only regret is we never had a chance to meet in person.
Bye my friend. You are missed and will always be remembered fondly and with a chuckle.

Sally if we can help in any way please let us know - you know where we are ;)
Ron (Snafu) Frazer
October 21, 2006
Dearest Gene you will be forever missed. We truly cherish the memories and all the times we shared with you sal and the kids and all the advice you always gave us we sure shared some good and bad times, your loss weighs heavily on us as it must on sal and the kids we will keep you and your family close in thoughts and prayers till the day that we can all be together again. you truly were ONE of a KIND may peace be with you. love you always
Scott and Lisa Kay
October 20, 2006
Geno was a great guy. His passing is truly a great loss to everyone.
terry hobbs
October 20, 2006
George, I'm so sorry for lost. I will pray for your family.
Mike Westwood
October 20, 2006
Your loss weighs heavily on my heart.
James P. Duke
October 20, 2006
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Kathy Kibbee
October 20, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally, Brenna, Teagan, George & Jill. May you be comforted in the sure knowledge that Eugene is at peace in the loving arms of our Lord. We honor and thank him for his 20 years of selfless service to all Americans and the USAF. God Bless you all.
Jim & Eva Eckburg
October 20, 2006
To the family I offer my condolences and will add a prayer for you.
Pat Cavanaugh (TSRA) Cavanaugh
October 19, 2006
May God be close to you at this time. My condolences to you and your family.
Leonard Trevino
October 19, 2006
So sorry for your loss.
Philip Beekley
October 19, 2006
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....To Eugene B. Becquet, I've never meet you in my life, but I just wanted to thank you for serving our country with Pride & Dignity, until the end. You are an example for someone else to do the same one day. I served my country also, in the United States Army.

To your wife, may God give you the strength, to carry this load of loosing a loved one. Since my brother was murdered in August 10, 1986, I found healing through writing to people who have lost loved ones, as I did. It is a awful experience to deal with, but know that Jesus is with you. May you keep the memories of your loved one tatooed in your heart forever, he will give you strength, and you and your children are in my prayers.

When you are feeling down, take the time to read this:

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of a storm is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, tho' your dreams be tossed or blown. Walk on, walk on with the hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone, for one day you will walk with your loved one again.

May God Bless You Always!!!!!!!!! *<((((>< If you need to talk email me at [email protected]

Keep up the faith, God is with you.
Erma Pinon
October 19, 2006