Edward Beauvais Obituary – Death : Edward Beauvais, the founder, Chairman and CEO of America West Airlines in Phoenix, Western Pacific Airlines and Mountain Air Express (“MAX”), of Colorado Springs passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Tuesday September 28, 2021 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was reported that he was 84 years old when he died leaving family members, friends and loved ones in great grief and fear.
Causes of Edward Beauvais’ Death…
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen, his 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Who Was Edward Beauvais ?
Edward R. Beauvais was the founder, Chairman and CEO of America West Airlines in Phoenix, Western Pacific Airlines and Mountain Air Express (“MAX”), of Colorado Springs. The beloved, husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, athlete, public speaker, hall of famer, and airline executive.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Dave just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.
In addition to his storied entrepreneurial career in the airline industry, Mr. Beauvais was a noted family man that also created a family atmosphere at the companies he built.
The many current and former employees who experienced this still remember Ed with fondness decades later. Famous for his open door policy, approachable nature and interest in others, he’s still remembered for creating an excellent working environment and was beloved by those who were part of it.
Widely recognized for his success at America West, he received INC Magazine’s “1989 Entrepreneur of The Year” award, has been recognized as an “Arizona History Maker,” was named one of Arizona’s 25 “Leaders and Legends” (2014) and was inducted into The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame (2014), along with an extensive list of other awards, recognitions and honors.
He was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.