Beatrice Aileen Craig


Beatrice Aileen Craig departed this life on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Osborne Care Center in Miami, Okla. She was 85.

Beatrice was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Picher, Okla., to Chester and Marie (North) Tomlinson. She married Ralph Edward Craig on July 20, 1940. She resided in the Picher area all of her life.

She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Picher-Quapaw. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 23, 1991; one son, Eddie Lee Craig on April 17, 2004; two brothers, Billy and Terry Tomlinson of Kalama, Wash., and two sisters, Mardell Fuller of Winlock, Wash., and Patsy Perry of Ethel, Wash.

She leaves to mourn her passing: one son, Butch Craig and wife Cecil of Miami, Okla.; two daughters, Carol Olds and husband Larry of Owasso, Okla., and Cindy Frisbie and husband Jaime of Joplin, Mo., one daughter-in-law, Karen Craig of Grove, Okla.; one brother, Kenneth Tomlinson of Clatskanie, Ore.; three sisters, Monie Schoonover, Alice Sue Sager and Sally Sager of Kalama, Wash.; special friend, Tim Neely; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Craig and Dona Olds, Jill and Charles Anderson of Owasso, Okla., Gina and Richard Bassett of Grove, Okla., Clint and Stefani of Quapaw, Okla., Jeremy Craig of Joplin, Mo., Michelle Frisbie of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Drew Frisbie of Joplin, Mo., and 14 great-grandchilden, Chaslee, Tori and Michael Anderson of Owasso, Kali Kaydee and Karah Bassett of Grove, Cortney, Brayden and Emilee Craig of Commerce and Quapaw, Jeffrey Childers, Lori Marshall and Brent Marshall of Miami, and Aidan and Christian Smith of Joplin, Mo.

Graveside services will be Tuesday March 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. Tim Neely will officiate.