Beatrice R, Elder

July 17, 1924 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Mrs. Beatrice R. Elder, 97 of Martinsburg, Pa died Monday, November 8, 2021 at Homewood at Martinsburg, Martinsburg, Pa.

She was born in Ganister, Pa. on July 17, 1924, daughter of the late Fred L. and Barbara A. (McCauley) Guerin. She was twice married, first to Paul Junior Ross October 11, 1944 in Williamsburg, Pa. He preceded her in death in 1979. And then to James Melvin Elder on October 20, 1990 in Williamsburg, Pa. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2009.

Beatrice retired in 1986 as a Manager-Clerk at Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board with 17 years of service. She prerviously worked at Veeder-Root in Duncansville, Pa.

She was a member of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Altoona, Pa.

Beatrice was a 1942 graduate of Williamsburg High School. She was past member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church where she was member of it’s United Methodist Women’s Organization and a former teacher for the Elizabeth Riley Sunday School Class. She enjoyed reading, flowers and traveling.

Beatrice is survived by 4 children Bruce A. (Connie) Ross of Hollidaysburg, Pa; Retired Colonel Dan W. (Marge) Ross, of Fayetteville, NC; Paul Golden Ross of Rural Hollidaysburg, Pa and Beatrice L. Kauffman, of Little River, SC; 2 step daughters Jane ( Larry) Barton, of Altoona, Pa; and Kathleen  Wills, of Greensburg, Pa, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and step grandchildren, and a bother Richard A, Guerin, of Tennessee.   Beatrice was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Steven Ross and Laura Chervinka and a step grandson Aaron Wills and 5 sibling Phyllis Courtney. Lois I Miller, Edward B. “Manny” Guerin, F. Dale Guerin and Marion E. Walls.

A Funeral Service Outside of Mass and Committal Rites will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, November 12, 2021 at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, Pa with Msgr. Stanley B. Carson celebrant.

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Funeral Service Outside of Mass
November 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
1222-13th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601


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