Elizabeth A. "Beth" Beauchene (nee Thomas)
Beth passed away on March 12, 2011 at the age of 68. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Roy Beauchene, daughters Kelly (Rob) Guglielmi and Lynn (Andrew) Steinke and son Brion (Tina) Beauchene. She was an adoring Grandmother of 6 wonderful grandsons Anthony and Nicholas Guglielmi, Alexander and Michael Beauchene, Benjamin and Jack Steinke.
Beth was born in Detroit Michigan on Sept 27, 1942 to Irma (Seppala) Thomas and Charles Thomas. Beth attended Detroit schools until 12 years old when her family moved up to Laurium Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1960 and spent her summers working at the Fanny Hooe Resort. She married Roy and raised her 3 children in St. Francis and worked at Willow Glen School as the secretary to the principal for 19 years. Elizabeth influenced the schools efficiency and had a great impact on the kids. In 1994 Roy and Beth moved to Collierville, TN where she lived in her dream home until her passing. She enjoyed decorating her home, gardening, bird watching and reading. She spent time in the summers at their cottage in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Roy and Beth made numerous friends in TN. They also reconnected with a number of great friends from high school following retirement.
Beth loved her grandsons, children and their spouses dearly and was always a young woman at heart. She loved her rescue dogs Lucy and Irving. Beth will be missed by all of those who knew her and will be remembered for her empathy with others, young spirit and tell it as it is nature.
In lieu of memorials, a donation to her favorite St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org/waystohelp
) would be appreciated. A memorial service for Beth will be held in Wisconsin later this spring and she will be interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet, MI.