Beatrice Franco Minde

December 3, 1933 – September 9, 2019

Beatrice Minde, 85, Bryan, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, in Bryan. A memorial service honoring her life will be at 11 am, Friday, September 20, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center.

Beatrice was born to Frederico and Antonia Gonzalez Franco, in Calvert, Texas. She loved shopping, being outdoors gardening, and spending as much time as she could with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Hortencia Villarreal, Eva Vargars, Maria Alonso and husband Manuel, Carmen Bernal and husband Joe; her brothers, Abraham Franco and wife Mary, Lupe Franco and wife Virginia, and Fred Franco and wife Rita, her daughter, Olivia Ubernosky; her son, Pres Cruz Jr.; and her granddaughter, Emerald Petroski.

Beatrice is survived by her daughters, Mary Stokes and husband James Jones, Henrietta Petroski and husband Charles Petroski; her grandchildren, Jason Petroski and wife Lacey Petroski, Jacob Petroski, Jaime Stokes, Robert Ubernosky, Beatrice Clay and husband Jason Clay, Kylie Cruz; her three great-grandchildren, Grayson Clay, Julia Petroski, and Casie Cruz and numerous nephews and nieces, and other relatives.

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  1. To all of Tia Bea’s immediate family members: Our deepest sorrow and condolences for the loss of the Matriarch of your family. A mother is one of the hardest losses a child bares in there lifetime. May god offer you peace as you move forward without her in your everyday lives.
    God Bless

  2. To all of Bea’s family; Our deepest condolences. Bea was a vey strong lady and a friend to all that knew her.

  3. I miss you so much grandma…it’s not the same at the house without you. I was blessed to be with you when you passed. I will always cherish that moment. I think about you every second of everyday. I miss you and I love you always ❤️

  4. Beatrice, was a second mama to me. She always made sure that Henri and I were respectful young ladies. We enjoyed times with Uncle Fred and James Stokes. She will always hold a special place in my heart !! RIP, beautiful lady

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