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Beatrice Stowe Pendleton

March 10, 1930 - October 30, 2022

Beatrice Stowe “Bea” Pendleton, 92, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, October 30, 2022. She was the wife of the late Warren E. Pendleton.

Bea was born on March 10, 1930 in Buckingham, Va. to the late William Thomas Stowe and the late Bertha Mae Wallace Stowe.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and attended the University of Virginia post graduate specializing in education. She taught first grade in Lynchburg City Schools as well as in Florida, Bermuda, and Saudi Arabia. She travelled extensively with her husband as he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers, living in many locations around the country and the world.

She is survived by her daughter, Polly Pendleton Smith and her husband, Brian W. Smith; her grandchildren, Warren Smith, Cameron Smith, Hunter Smith, Joseph Smith, and Heather Williams; great-grandchildren, Ruby, June Bea, Brooks, Beau, Parker, and Sawyer; her sister, Ollie Brooks; and her brother, Caleb Stowe. Along with her parents and husband, Bea was preceded in death by a daughter, Littleton Pendleton Baty; 4 brothers, Neal, Jerry, Herman, and Joel Stowe; and two sisters, Ruby Guill and Julia Wilkes.

A celebration at Bea’s life will be held at a later date.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I've only known Bea Bea for a few years but I enjoyed a few conversations with her and enjoyed our visits very much. She had a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share and she will me missed. I will always think of her when I make fudge at Christmas because she loved it so much! Sending love and prayers for comfort to all of her family.

Posted by Nancy May on November 2, 2022

My mother was Georgie Simmons Wooldridge. Her mother was Eva Evelyn Stowe. I remember taking my mother to visit the Stowe family, uncle Will & aunt Bea, & aunt Georgie. Pleasant memories. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Posted by Debbie Wooldridge Thompson on November 1, 2022

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