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“I worked with Rick over a couple years when I lived in San Francisco working with AAA. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an honest, disciplined,...Read More »
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“Sonia, I am so distressed to hear of Rick's passing. I just heard today that he was gone. I wish I could be there with you and Ms Betty. I hope...Read More »
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“To soon Rick. My sincere condolences to the entire Beard family. Knowing Rick over the last couple of decades, I am sure that upstairs Rick now has...Read More »
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Charles Richard Beard,
From St. Louis, MO, on June 20, 2014 at the age of 54. Beloved husband to Sonia Beard for 24 years; devoted father to son Charlie Beard and daughter Carly Beard; loving brother to Lynly Beard and Elizabeth Davis (Derrek). Adoring uncle, loyal friend, and colleague to many. Rick is preceded in death by son, Jamie Beard and loving parents, Dick and Phyllis Beard. A graduate of Clayton High School and the United States Military Academy at West Point, Rick proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Army, Blackhorse Regiment. Following his military career, he obtained an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. As Founder and Managing Director of Cardinal Investment Advisors, Rick leaves behind many colleagues and friends. Active in his church, Central Presbyterian, and dedicated member of the Order of Masons, his warmth and generosity will be sorely missed. He had many passions in life - traveling with his family to Germany to visit dear friends, cheering for his cherished St. Louis Cardinals, golfing, bicycling, and Morton's Steakhouse. Above all else, Rick was the epitome of husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and colleague. He will be missed by many.
Services: Memorial service: Central Presbyterian Church, 7700 Davis Drive, Clayton, MO; Monday, June 30, 2014, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Central Presbyterian Church Good Neighbor Fund, 7700 Davis Drive, Clayton, MO 63105 or Clayton High School Alumni Association - Rick Beard Memorial Fund, #2 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105 or a charity of your choice.