Beatrice Ann Price, 85
Beatrice (“Bea”) Price died peacefully on March 17, 2013 with her family by her side at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.
Bea was born in Portland, Oregon in September 1927. She graduated from Medford High School and after graduation, moved to Portland, Oregon to work at Bell Telephone Company until she married Bernard (“Bernie”) Price in April 1951.
Bea is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Francis and Bernice; and great-grandson, Gabriel.
Bea is survived by her son Jeff; four daughters, Mary Ann, Cindy, Brenda, and Lori and their spouses and extended families, including twelve grandchildren (Laurinda, Jennifer, Richard, Ryan, Kendall, Racquel, Kristin, Melissa, Jane, Alex, Zachary, and Trinity) and eight great-grandchildren (Tayler, Gracilyn, Isabelle, Emma, Aiden, Brice, Owen and Sofia).
Bea was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing bridge and all kinds of card games with family and friends. She loved spending time with her family and was a devoted community volunteer where her efforts often focused on improving the lives of women and their families in need. Bea touched many lives and hearts with her kind words and quick smile. She is loved dearly and missed deeply.
Memorial donations may be made to South Sound Reading Foundation dedicated to their “Born to Read” program in honor of Beatrice Price (on their website at: http://www.readingfoundation.org/southsound or via mail to: 305 College St NE Lacey, WA 98516). Memories of Bea and condolences may be shared on Bea’s online Book of Memories at http://www.JernsFuneralChapel.net.
Bea’s family and friends are invited to a small memorial service for her at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way , WA on Saturday, May 11 with a reception following the service.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Saint Joseph Hospital ICU staff for their support in her final days.