Beulah Maule Woronowicz

Published 3:14 pm Monday, July 1, 2019

Beulah Maule Woronowicz passed away on June 18, 2019. She was born in Elk Rapids, Mich. on March 18, 1925. In her early childhood, her family moved to Manitowoc, Wisc., where she lived through the Depression and graduated from Lincoln High School. She followed her sister to Chicago and met her first husband, Erwin Lerche where they operated a bakery. She then got a job making x-ray tubes. There she met her next husband, John. The Army moved them to Newport News, where she was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Hampton Roads Power Squadron Auxiliary. They then moved to Smithfield.

Beulah was a homemaker taking care of her family by sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening and canning. She volunteered as a 4-H Leader for the horse club and American Legion Post 49 Auxiliary. She also enjoyed drinking wine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Woronowicz, her parents, Maldon and Velma Maule and great-granddaughter, Jodie M. Wallace. Left to remember her are her daughters, Sharon Wallace (Roger) and Marie Keesee; grandchildren, Gary Wallace (Shawn), Michael Wallace (Amy) and Brian Wallace; great-grandchildren, Meagan Johnson (Thomas), Tyler Wallace, Katy Miles-Wallace and Mason Wallace; one great-great-grandchild, Logan Carpenter; and sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Burial was at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Alzheimer’s/Dementia organization.