Catherine Leona "Kay" BeattieCatherine Leona "Kay" Beattie, 76 of Eau Claire, Wis. died peacefully surrounded by her family members on Friday evening, Aug. 23, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Catherine Leona "Kay" Beattie, 76 of Eau Claire, Wis. died peacefully surrounded by her family members on Friday evening, Aug. 23, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1936, in Superior, the daughter of Walter and Alice (McIntyre) Beattie. Kay graduated from Superior Central High School and attended Superior Technical College. She grew up in Superior where she enjoyed playing cards, dancing and bowling with her friends. Kay looked forward to her many visits to Lake Superior.
Kay worked for many hotels in the Duluth/Superior area and was a regular passenger on the Twin Ports bus line after her move to Duluth in the 60's. She was a caregiver to her mother and many others.
Following the death of her mother, Kay and her daughter, Leeann, moved to Eau Claire. They were also regulars on the Eau Claire bus lines, busy with shopping and socializing. Kay thoroughly enjoyed her 20 years in Eau Claire and her occasional bus trips to the local casinos. She loved to attend her grand nieces sporting events and many other family gatherings. Kay especially appreciated her friendships with her neighbors on Steven Lane and the fellowship of the Eau Claire Transit drivers, especially Gary.
Kay is survived by her beloved daughter and best friend, Leeann Beattie, sister Madeline (Roger) Vesterby of Greer, S.C., brothers James of Chippewa, Walter (Cecelia)of Superior and Gerard (Diana) of Eau Claire and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers John and David at birth.
Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, Eau Claire. Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Friends may offer condolences at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.
Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements