Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 13, 2013

Beatrice 'Bea' Lela Gauthier

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Beatrice “Bea” Lela Gauthier, 61, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Bea was born on Jan. 27, 1952, in Traverse City, to Robert and Betty (Fosnight) Gauthier.

She married Warren Anderson on Jan. 16, 1971, in Leland. Together they lovingly raised two wonderful children, Scott and Lisa.

Bea retired from Northwestern Michigan College.

She enjoyed playing golf and tried to play every day. Most importantly, she loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren were especially special to her.

She will fondly be remembered for her pink golf balls, bright smile and loving heart.

Bea is survived by her children, Scott (Angela) Anderson and Lisa (Kevin) Greene; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Keira, Cynara and two on the way; her mother, Betty; siblings, Dale (Joan) Gauthier, Dennis (Deb) Gauthier, Doug (Kathy) Gauthier, Helen (Jim) Eisner, Barbara (Jim) Gauthier-Warinner and Doris (Bill) Hanson; and many other loving family members and friends.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; father, Robert; and brother, Dave.

Private family services have taken place.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Michael’s Place.

Please sign Bea’s online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.