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Ricky Joe Beaver

March 1, 1963 — April 5, 2023


Ricky Joe Beaver

Ricky Joe Beaver, 60, of Noblesville, IN was born March 1, 1963. He passed away along with his beloved wife, Elizabethe Anne “Bethe” (Horine) Beaver, 57, on April 5, 2023 due to an airplane crash in Venice, Florida.  Rick was the oldest child and only son to Billy and Gary Beaver and father to four children, three step-children, and nine grandchildren.

Family was important to Rick. Being born and raised in Noblesville, Rick was proud to join the family business, Beaver Materials, out of high school (NHS class of 1982) where he worked for more than 27 years. He then went onto the commercial construction business as vice president of CTC. Later, Rick chose to begin his own venture with Beaver Construction Management, where he shared his strong work ethic with his sons, as they joined him in business. Rick had an adventurous spirit, and was always willing to try something new. Throughout his life, he loved anything with an engine; from race cars, dirt bikes, atv’s, boats, airplanes, or heavy equipment. But the greatest passion in his life was using his life experiences to share Jesus with those around him. He loved volunteering with many ministries such as Crossroads & Hamilton County Great Banquets, Kairos prison ministry, Young Life, chaplain for American Motorsports Ministries, many men’s bible studies, or just having coffee with a hurting friend. Rick and Bethe loved to travel and did so as often as possible. Rick loved big and played hard.

Along with his parents, Rick is survived by his loving children Andy (Jes) Sherley of Sheridan, IN, Christian (Candice) Beaver of West Lafayette, IN, Mitchell (Karis) Beaver of Cicero, IN, and Alivia Beaver of Noblesville, IN; his stepchildren Robbie (Katelin) Horine of Fishers, IN, Annie (Jordan) Jackson of Greenwood, IN, and Katherine Sarno of Indianapolis, IN; and his grandchildren Sonya, Phoebe, Whitney, Rosa, Jack, Edan, Max, Riley, and Peyton. 

Siblings: Janet (Jack) Ditslear of Noblesville, IN and Mendy (Brian) Campbell of Noblesville, IN.

Nieces and nephews: Jake (Mariah) Ditslear, Anna (Will) Wheatley, Sam Ditslear, Ella Ditslear, Bailey (Alex) Campbell, and Blake Campbell. 

Rick was preceded in death by his grandparents; Aldred & Sylvia (Bailey) Felton; and Marion & Eleanor (Fisher) Beaver.

A joint memorial service will be held in Rick and Bethe’s honor as they relish the gift of eternal life in heaven with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ.

Visitation: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Grace Church, 5504 East 146th Street, in Noblesville.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 am, Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Grace Church, 5504 East 146th Street, in Noblesville.


The service will be streamed live at:


Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Rick J Beaver Foundation Fund #4702509 link to donate via cc or e-check:

To donate by check, please make payable to NCF, memo: Fund#4702509 and mail to the address below:

9953 Crosspoint Blvd., Ste 200, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Donations are tax deductible.



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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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