|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1906|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2010|
Beatrice Pearl "Bea" Baker was born on 25 February 1906 in Guffey, Texas, to Otho Oscar Baker and his wife, Della Pearl McGlaun. Her baby brother, James Herman Baker, died, an infant. She wasn't given a middle name at birth, but fancied her mother's middle name and began using it as her own.
After her parents divorced, Bea and her mother worked to support themselves during the Great Depression. She married John Henry Bice Sr, 10 May 1931, in Beaumont, Texas. They had four children: Herman, Carolyn, John Jr, and Wayne Bice. Bea worked for a while as a telephone operator, but spent most her time as a homemaker.
They retired to Latexo, Texas, where they were members of the Methodist Church. Bea was widowed when John died in 1996; she moved to San Antonio, Texas, and later Cedar Park, Texas, with her daughter.
Bea Baker Bice died, 30 July 2010, aged 104, at a nursing home in Cedar Park and was buried with her husband at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.
Beatrice Pearl Bice, 104, of Cedar Park, was born February 25, 1906, to Otho and Della McGlaun Baker in Guffey, Texas. She died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Sagebrook Nursing Center in Cedar Park, Texas. Beatrice had lived most of her life in the Beaumont area until moving to Crockett in 1976. She graduated from South Park High School in 1922 and spent her life caring for her family.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, John Bice; two sons; and one granddaughter. She is survived by her son, Wayne Bice and his wife Sally of The Woodlands; daughter, Carolyn Kelton and her husband Curtis of Leander, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; and ten great great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont, Texas, with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, August 2, 2010, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Broussard's. --Beaumont Enterprise, 2 August 2010
Otho Oscar Baker (1880 - 1956)
Della Pearl McGlaun Baker (1885 - 1958)
John Henry Bice (1909 - 1996)*
Herman Sidney Bice (1932 - 1999)*
John Henry Bice (1937 - 1986)*
IN LOVING MEMORY
FEB 25 1906
JUL 30 2010
Note: double stone with JOHN H. BICE SR.
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Jul 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55655441