Beatrice Elaine LaFever, 79, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 12, 2023 with her son, Randy, by her side from failing health issues at Fidlerís Green Manor Nursing Home.
Born February 6, 1944, in Ischua, she was the daughter of William B. and Isabella M. Ross Hatch Lockwood.
She was a former student of Franklinville Central School Class of 1962.
Beatrice had a job at Stardell Foods in Franklinville preparing fruits and vegetables for short-term canning and also did short-term baby-sitting in the 1960ís.
On June 4, 1966, in the West Clarksville Baptist Church she married David Robert LaFever, the son of Delbert and Maude (Hewitt) LaFever. He predeceased her on June 8, 1999.
Beatrice enjoyed cooking, baking, sharing recipes, music, dancing, bowling, a clean home, helping those in need if she was able, and family pets.
She is survived by a son, Randy LaFever of Friendship; a bother, John Hatch of Franklinville; two sisters, Sandra Dahlgren and Ruby Wittenrich both of Wilmington, NC; nieces, nephews, cousins; and a sister-in-law, Clasa Brundage of Angelica.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, a brother Fred Hatch, and her extended family to include Delbert, Maude, Betty, Minnie, Nancy, Sharon, James, Harry, Russell, Stanley, Leonard, Kenneth, Richard, and Wayne.
The family will receive friends at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10-11:00 A.M. at which time funeral services will be held. Pastor Becky Worth, will officiate.
Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.
Randy would like to thank Buffalo Childrens Hospital for correcting Beatriceís clubbed feet and ankles so she could grow up walking in life. He would also like to thank the staff of Fiddlerís Green 2011-2023 for taking care of his mother and for sharing the tears, sorrows, some joy and the friendly visits.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the donorís choice.