Beatrice Ruth Coldeen passed away at her home on Vashon Island February 23, 2013 at almost 93 years old. She was born March 28th 1920, in Moore, Montana and was the youngest daughter of Carl and Ada Bruce of Spokane, WA. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Luella and Laura and a brother, Charles of Spokane, WA. Her sister Edna MacDonald currently resides in Spokane.
Beatrice lived many years in Spokane and worked as a schoolteacher and was once a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Dayton, WA. She married Harvey Coldeen in 1944 and they produced four children, Carl, Chris (Leona), Luella (Curtis), Oliver (Julie). She has eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Harvey passed away in 1979 in Seattle, WA.
Beatrice met Lloyd Walker whom she married and resided with for the next 23 years on Fox Island. Lloyd passed away in 2002. Beatrice moved back to Vashon Island in 2006 for the rest of her days at home. She enjoyed playing bridge and the social life at The Senior Center and donations may be made at The Senior Center in her memory.
Viewing will be at Island Funeral service 2pm to 5pm Thursday 2/28/13.
A graveside service will be held in Spokane at Fairmount Memorial Park, Monday March 4th at 1pm.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday March 9th, 11am at the Vashon Presbyterian Church.