Elizabeth A. Wicks
Retired Teacher, 74
Elizabeth Ann Wicks, 74, of Fredericksburg, Virginia died Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital with her family at her side.
Mrs. Wicks earned her Bachelor’s degree from Douglass College, in New Brunswick, NJ, and her Master’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She began her career as a physical education teacher, and after taking time to raise her family she returned to education and retired as an elementary school teacher. Betty and her husband resided in New York’s Catskill Mountains for forty-three years, and in 1999 they relocated to Fredericksburg where she greatly enjoyed her new home and friends. Betty had a wide variety of interests: she was a talented seamstress, led 4-H club activities, and enjoyed crafts, cooking, baking, knitting, and travel. She was an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and also volunteered in the community. Perhaps her greatest happiness came from spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John R. (Bob) Wicks; three sons, David Wicks of Bangor, ME, Brian Wicks and his wife, Kate, of Silverdale, WA, and Kevin Wicks and his wife, Anne, of Horseheads, NY; two daughters, Corinne Wallerstedt and her husband, Chris, of Potomac, MD, and Valerie Mooney and her husband, Rob, of Fort Collins, CO; four brothers, Henry Peter, of Towaco, NJ, Timothy Peter, of Miramar Beach, FL, Richard Peter, of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, and Christian Peter, of Essex Fells, NJ; four sisters, Rosemarie Senatore, of Rome, PA, Shirley Anderson, of West Milford, NJ, Carol LaVine, of West Union, WV, and Jeanette Peter, of Long Valley, NJ and fourteen grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Spotsylvania, Virginia with Rev. John J. Riley officiating. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 12 at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Virginia.
Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, November 9 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, Virginia with a rosary service held at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mary Washington Hospice would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation, please call 540.741.1667, or email hospice info@medicorp .org. An online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com
Beatrice Van Inwegen
Ret. Tele. Oper./Store Mgr., 97
Beatrice Evelyn Van Inwegen, a retired telephone operator and store manager at Bailey Lake Campsite, and a lifelong resident of the area, died November 7, 2009 at home in Cape Coral, FL at the age of 97.
A daughter of the late Samuel J. and Edith F. Hicks Hughes, Beatrice was born April 3, 1912 in Mountaindale, New York. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Stanley G. Van Inwegen; a son, Stanley W. Van Inwegen; and a sister, Marjorie V. Bailey.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Judith McKenzie Van Inwegen, with whom she resided; grandson, Michael A. Van Inwegen, his wife Lynette Cole Van Inwegen of Arvilla, ND; two great-grandchildren, Coleman M. and Vincent A. Van Inwegen; a sister-in-law, Ardiss Van Inwegen; nieces, Franda Thalmann and her husband Arthur and their daughter, Kelly Lake and sons Daniel and Eugene; Ardiss Peas and her husband Robert and their children Robert, Renee, Richele and Rayna; nephews, Benson Van Inwegen and his wife Becky and their daughters, Kimberly and Katherine, Richard Van Inwegen and wife Barbara and their sons, Jason, Kevin and Eric; Birdsell Van Inwegen and fiancee Donna Kelly and his daughter Heather Merrill and her husband David; nieces, Bette Bailey, Marylou Bates, Barbara Ciancimino and husband Albert and their children Fr. Dave Ciancimino, Patti Richardson and her husband Bob and their children Ashley, Bobby and Kenny, Pam Pustorino and her husband Rich and their sons, Thomas, Mark and Gregory; her cousins, Earnest and Irene Hicks, Muriel Ketch, Phyllis Delgado, Mary Lou and George Dixon and Ruth Baxter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bailey Homestead in the summer of 2010.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, FL 33991.