July 27, 1930 ~ January 4, 2019

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado

Beatrice A. Arendall was born July 27, 1930 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of George and Beatrice Surges and had ten brothers and sisters. She graduated from Austin High School in Chicago and worked at Brach’s candy company and as a telephone operator. She loved to read and at an early age would spend hours at the library. In 1948 she married Arthur Arendall and had four children Arthur Jr., Earl, Donna and John.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur (2008), son Earl (2015). She is survived by her sister Patricia of California; son Arthur Jr. (Rosemarie) of Lakewood, CO; daughter Donna Moorehouse (Gary) of Hot Springs Village, AR; son John (Carol) of Mundelein, IL; and daughter-in-law Anita of Hockley, TX; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family moved from Chicago to Buffalo Grove, IL in 1963 where they were charter members of Living Christ Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL. Beatrice was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the church choir among other things. While living there she was a Girl Scout Leader, loved to bowl and began her life-long passion of ceramics while continuing to read.

In 1979 she and Arthur Sr. moved to Lakewood, CO. It was during this time that she became interested in genealogy and would sometimes accompany Arthur Sr. to Salt Lake City to do research.

In 1990 she and Arthur Sr. retired to The Woodlands, TX. While there, as at her other residences, she made many life-long friends and continued her love of ceramics, participating in weekly get-togethers with friends at the Friendship Center.

In July of 2017 Beatrice moved back to Lakewood, CO to live with son Arthur Jr. and his wife Rosemarie. During this time she continued reading books on her nook, playing puzzles/games on her IPad and visiting with her family. She lived there until passing away on January 4, 2019.

Above all else we should remember that Beatrice loved her family and looked forward to spending time with them. During her final weeks she was most happy when her family visited her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital or the Cat Care Society of Lakewood, CO (www.catcaresociety.org) are encouraged.


Funeral Service: January 14, 2019 11:00 am

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
13119 W 20th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. I will continue to cherish my early childhood memories of Aunt Bebe. I’m glad she will be remembered for being so good to her immediate and extended family. She will be missed but, not forgotten. Sending lots of ((HUGS)) to her immediate family in this time of mourning.

  2. I have wonderful memories of Aunt Bebe. I always thought she was such a pretty woman and and she showed everyone how much she loved them in how she treated every one of us. When growing up I would be told your just like aunt Bebe and I loved that compliment. Aunt Bea will be missed but not forgotten…love you aunt Bea. Prayers to all of her family and all my love.

  3. I have fond memories of my Aunt Bea! Growing up w/ my Aunt Bea and family will always be a wonderful time in my life! I loved visiting her she was always very thoughtful and caring! My thoughts and prayers to all of her family members! God Bless!

  4. My condolences to you Art and Rosey, and the whole family. May you find peace in knowing that Beatrice is with Our Lord. God Bless you all.

  5. Bea was such a fun friend to have. She attended my crafts class for many years before moving and always had a hug for me and usually a funny comment or two. Over the years she wasn’t just a participant in the class she became my friend. She will always be remembered fondly and never forgotten. Rest in Peace, Bea!

  6. What a blessing to have met such kind, gentle lady. You were a very special friend to my mother in law Yvonne Allen, Beatrice, and. you will be missed by many. RIP. With our deepest condolences, Jeanette and Clive Horwood

  7. Aunt Bea Bea will be missed. Always sweet and always kind. We did not get to see her very often, but when we did it was always memorable. I know my Dad had a great time celebrating her birthday on the cruise to Alaska. Good times had by all whenever we were around Aunt Bea Bea.

  8. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Beatrice. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2Cor 1:3

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook