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Dorthea Adelaide (Yanss) Beauchamp

January 13, 1927 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

Mrs. Dorthea Adelaide Beauchamp, age 93, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at Autumn Ridge Assisted Living in Clarkston.  Dorthea was born in 1927 in Bridgeport, CT, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (nee: Mihok) Yanss.  At a young age she moved to northwest Detroit.  She graduated from Redford High School and made the Detroit area home for much of her life.  She worked various jobs in the Detroit area and married Norbert P. Beuachamp in 1960.  In her youth as well as later in life she spent much time visiting with friends and family along the St. Clair River, which she loved.  She moved to Fenton much later in life to be near her family and favorite granddaughter.  She reveled in her family’s accomplishments and milestones.  She loved to cook and especially bake pies, gracing others tables with them.  She loved dogs, shopping, and visiting community businesses.  Most of all she loved to be with family and friends especially during the holidays and celebrations.  She will be remembered as a fun loving and giving person who often wore a trademark hat.  Dorthea is survived by her son, Charles (Pam) Handley; granddaughter, Katie Handley; step-daughter, Jeanne Adwani; sister, Gail Luzod; nephew, Todd Luzod; and many Beauchamp family members by marriage.  She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert and niece Candace Laitan.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Those desiring to make a contribution can donate to Henry Ford Employee Emergency Fund at www.henryford.com/donatecovid19.

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