Wendy Marie Beauchamp, 44, formerly of Roscoe, Illinois, died unexpectedly on October 14, 2014 at her home in San Tan Valley, Arizona following open heart surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. \r\r\n\r\r\n Wendy was born May 19, 1970 at McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Carol (Ebens) Carlson and John S. Carlson, Sr. At the age of two, she moved to Rockford, Illinois and resided with her mom and step father, Charles A. Cichella. As a young girl, she participated in years of dance, gymnastics and baton. She was a member of Phantom Regiment and the East High School Jazz Orchestra. An alumni of East High, she continued her education, progressing from nurses’ aide to her Master’s Degree in the medical field at Phoenix University. She shared her love for medicine and helping others with Swedish American Home Health Care, OSF Medical Group, Woodward Governor and Cigna Medical Group. As a parent, Wendy was deeply involved in softball (Rockers, Rockford Heat) with her oldest daughter Carissa and later her daughter Adrianna. She also raised and showed cocker spaniels including champion cocker, Soldier of Fortune. While married to Dana D. Beauchamp, she resided in Roscoe, Illinois and raised five children, Carissa, “DJ”, Nathaniel, Tyler and Adrianna. In 2013, she moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area to start a new chapter in her life with Todd Partlow. \r\r\n\r\r\n She is survived by her parents, Carol (Mike) Cichella-Jessup and John Carlson; step father, Chuck Cichella, four of her children, Carissa (Tyson) Carlson Holliman, Nathaniel, Tyler and Adrianna Beauchamp; brothers, Johnny Carson and Matthew (Tosha) Cichella; sister, Corrie (Tim) Strommer; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Margaret Ebens; granddaughters, Keyanna, Tycari and Camryn; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Michael Cichella; her son, Dana Dee “DJ” Beauchamp, Jr, paternal grandparents, George and Marion Carlson and grandparents, Vito Cichella and Madelene Lopiccolo. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, Illinois with Pastor Paul Meyers of Roscoe United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded with a private burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family.