Beatrice ‘Bea’ Marie Smith (nee Stevens)
June 7, 1933 – April 5, 2014
Beatrice “Bea” Marie Smith (nee Stevens) of Waukesha died peacefully on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the age of 80. She was born in La Crosse on June 7, 1933, the daughter of George and Violet (nee Malloy) Stevens.
Beatrice worked many jobs including housekeeping services at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and as a baker at Carroll College. Bea enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, playing bingo and “yard sale-ing” in her retirement. Bea was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and most recently attended Faith Springs Church in Pewaukee.
She was the beloved mother of Debora (Oddo) Jarvis and Jeffery Smith. She is remembered fondly by her grandchildren Victor Oddo and Ottavia (Jeff) Patterson. She was the dear sister of Jerry Stevens and sister-inlaw of Kathy Stevens. She is also remembered by her loving caretakers and friends from Chateau Group Home and many friends from Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Homemakers and TOPS Clubs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; son Terry; and five siblings.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, from 3:00PM until the time of the 6:00PM funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Pastor Ann Gibbs will preside. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 11:00AM at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee. Please meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, 1301 Sentry Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.