Beatrice M. Wheeler

Beatrice Mary Wheeler, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home in Vermontville on May 12, 2013.

She was born on June 11, 1920, in Brasher Falls. Married to George Wheeler on May 3, 1942, in Malone, he predeceased her on Aug. 15, 1966.

In her younger years, Beatrice loved to go to bingo, bullhead fishing and the casino.

Survivors include two daughters: Elizabeth “Betty” Sauvie of Vermontville and Julia LaMora and her husband Michel of Lake Placid; four grandchildren: Brenda Sauvie of Lake Placid, Joy Gonyea and her husband Richard of Vermontville, John LaMora and his wife Rene of Tupper Lake, and Michel Lamora II of Saranac Lake; seven great-grandchildren: Kenneth “KJ” Martell of Tampa, Fla., Bethany Hogan and her husband Josh of Chatam, Julia-Anne LaMora of Lake Placid, Savannah Cramer of Tupper Lake, Brandon and Danielle Gonyea of Vermontville, and Gavin Hunter of Bloomingdale; three great-great grandchildren: MaKayla and Noah Hogan of Chatam, and Emma Allen of Lake Placid; several nieces and nephews; and especially her nephew Earl, who would come and visit her often.

She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Joy, and two brothers: Willard and Millard Dashnaw.

Calling hours will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, May 16, at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale with the Rev. Bill Muench officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Bosco Cemetery in Malone.

Friends wishing to remember Beatrice may make memorial donations to High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at