Beatrice E. “Bea” Donaldson, 80, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Cambridge Springs, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Bea was born in Meadville, on February 18, 1940, the daughter of the late James and Florence Willis. After graduating from Cambridge Springs Area High School in 1958, she received her cosmetologist license from Ora Jean Beauty School and worked as a beautician. On July 6, 1963, she married George Donaldson and became an Army wife whose focus was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Donaldson on August 22, 2019; and son, Robert Donaldson on February 22, 2019.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Fetterman and her husband, Dennis of Punxsutawney; daughter-in-law, Paula Donaldson of Butler; granddaughters, Adrionna, Kayla and Taylor; Sister-in-law, Dolores Albert of Greensburg; dear friends, Randy and Cheryl French of Cambridge Springs; many cousins; and her beloved cats, Jake and Ollie.
Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 10 to 12 noon at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs. A funeral service will begin at 12 noon with the Rev. Jeff Kiel officiating. Interment will follow at Townley Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cambridge Springs Volunteer Fire Department or the Crawford County Humane Society in Meadville, PA.