Funeral services for Beulah “Bea” Semroska will be Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.
Visitation will be April 23, 2013 from 1-5:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron NE.
There will be a get together following the ceremony approximately at 4:00 PM will be at the Eagles Club in Crawford, Nebraska.
Burial and services for the immediate family only will be Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Montrose Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Pallbearers will be Don Clausen, Wesley Stull, Tom Phillips, Clay Barker, Cody Semroska, Rick Coy, Darrel Grimm and David Grimm.
On any day you could hear the name “Bea”, “Mom”, “Grandma” or “Grammy” and it brought a smile to her face!
On April 20th at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford Nebraska Bea passed away at the young age of 76.
She was born May 1st, 1936 in Crawford NE to Effie and Clayton Barker and lived near Ash Creek. Bernard and Viola Rising later raised her due to the loss of her own parents.
In Crawford she was a waitress, nurses aid, a rancher and then upon moving to Chadron she became a daycare provider and owned her own business called “Bea’s Daycare” where she en-lighted any child in her care. Those whom she took care of still talk about all the good times they had while there. In her spare time she even sold Avon products.
Family and friends were everything to her. Any chance she got she would speak to her friends and the kids on the phone and couldn’t wait for them to get home for a visit. She enjoyed watching the wildlife early in the mornings, loved reading, watching old western movies, drinking coffee, and enjoying the occasional donut. Anything dealing with being outside was a must from the 4th of July family reunions with her much requested fried chicken and cheesecake to watching early morning sunrises. Any one whom Bea knew always had a fond memory. She put a smile on everyone’s face and always had a smile to give back both on her face and in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her son, Clay Semroska.
Sons: Dal Semroska of Omaha NE; Curt Semroska of Rapid City, SD; Calvin Semroska of Chadron, NE.
Daughter: Kari Harty of Norfolk, VA.
Sisters and one to include Lillian Grimm of WY; Carol Stull of WY; Lela Weaver of OK.
Brother: Clayton “Junior” Barker and wife Ellen of NE.
Great Grandchildren: 9
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.