Doretta 'Dot''s Story
Doretta "Dot" Beason, age 102, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at Rolling Fields Elder Care Community. She was born on December 8, 1914, to the late Walter and Oralee (Wykoff) Burger in Cambridge Township, Pennsylvania.
She was a graduate of Cambridge Springs High School. She married Wade Beason on November 10, 1933. They were married for 63 years and had three children. She had worked at General Electric and later at Edinboro State Teacher's College, now Edinboro University, as a supervisor in the housekeeping department, retiring in 1977. She enjoyed making cakes for weddings, graduations and other occasions. Some people think of cooking as a chore, but she enjoyed it. Dot enjoyed knitting and sewing. She also loved listening to instrumental music, specifically guitar, and folk music.
Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Beason; her beloved son, Jim Beason; a grandson, Brian Beason; and three sisters: Anabel Zimmer, Delphine Hurd and Isabelle Reitz; and three brothers: Clifford, Edward and Ralph Burger.
Doretta is survived by two daughters, eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
A special thank you goes to her family caregivers; her grandson, Stephen Renick; granddaughter, Sherry Alward; and step-granddaughter, Delores Renick. Doretta's close family members would also like to take the opportunity to thank State Trooper Sue Edelman for her commitment and caring to restore Doretta's peace of mind and dignity during these past months. They would also like to thank Attorney M. Kathryn Karn, the caring staff at Rolling Fields Elder Care Community, and Hospice of Crawford County.
Doretta's funeral services and interment were private.
Published on November 24, 2017