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Bernard (Beñat) Inchauspe

Bernard (Beñat) Inchauspe
Beñat Inchauspe (Etxarri, Xiberoa, 1935 - Claremont, CA, 2023)

10/26/2023 - Claremont, California, USA

Born in Etxarri, Xiberoa, and emigrated to California when he was 27, Beñat Inchauspé, 88 passed away on October 26, 2023 in Claremont, California due to complications from a stroke.

Video Tribute to Beñat Inchauspe.

Written by his daughter Stella Inchauspe Arambel in Facebook:

Who would have thought 4 days after posting a funny video of my 88-year old dad running after my mom that he would have a massive stroke. It’s with a heavy heart that I share my dad passed away early this morning. He was surrounded by immense love the past 2 weeks and we find solace in knowing he’s at peace in God’s loving arms. You were the best dad a girl could ask for. I’ll miss you terribly! Until we meet again, Aita! -Forever daddy’s little girl.

Funeral Service of Bernard Inchauspe
Thursday, November 9, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Pacific time)
Holy Family Catholic Church
209 E Lomita Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Interview with Bernard & Grace (Bidart)  Inchauspe, recorded on September 10th, 2020 by Jeanette Bidart and Mariana Etcheverria for,

Obituary published in Forest Lawn:

Bernard Inchauspe
February 9, 1935 — October 26, 2023

Bernard Inchauspe, age 88, passed away on October 26, 2023, in Claremont, California. He was born on February 9, 1935, in Etcharry, France, located in the Basque province of Xiberoa.

Bernard served for the French Army in the Algerian War from 1955 to 1958, demonstrating his commitment to his country. After his military service, he married his wife, Grace, in 1959, and they both emigrated to America in 1962, in pursuit of the American dream.

He worked as a waiter for Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles, California for over five decades, leaving an indelible mark on those he worked with and patrons he served. Known for his strong work ethic, contagious smile, and zest for life, Bernard had the gift of turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. His sense of humor was legendary and his laughter infectious. He had a way of making everyone around him feel cherished and valued, teaching us all the importance of kindness, empathy, and finding joy in life’s simple pleasures.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife, Grace Inchauspe, his daughter Stella Arambel and son-in-law Jean-Louis Arambel, his granddaughters Micaela and Chloe Arambel, and his sister Antoinette Sabate. He was preceded in death by his father, Jean Inchauspe, his mother, Marie Larroque Inchauspe, his brothers Dominique, Jean-Pierre, Francois, and Pierre, and his sisters Marie Bidegain, Claire Bullain, and Marie-Louise.

In addition to his military service and career, Bernard had a passion for the Basque card game, Mus, and reading historical novels. He found solace in his faith and was a parishioner of Holy Family Church for over 50 years.

Services to celebrate Bernard's life will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Holy Family Church, located at 209 E Lomita Ave, Glendale, CA 91205. The Viewing & Rosary will begin at 9:15 am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 am. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Glendale.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernard's honor to the Chino Basque Club Scholarship Fund at or Save the Children at

The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Forest Lawn Glendale, located in Glendale, California.

Bernard Inchauspe will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and his legacy will live on through the laughter and love he so freely shared. 

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