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Beatrice Walker Curtis

December 12, 1931 — December 23, 2023

Beatrice Walker Curtis was born on December 12, 1931 to parents Ida and Helmuth Crenwelge.  She departed this earthly realm on December 23, 2023, dying peacefully at the Sabine Medical Center in Many, Louisiana at the age of 92. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her late husband Fred A. Walker and her siblings, Arthur Knopp and Pera Oehler. 

She is survived by her husband, T.E. “Talmadge” Curtis, a resident of the Sabine Rehab and Retirement Center; her brother, David Crenwelge of Natchitoches; and her daughters, Sandra Kay Walker McDonald (Paul) of Jacksonville, Florida and Cheryl Walker Waldrup (Marty) of Leesburg, Virginia.

Beatrice was a graduate of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music and taught piano, guitar and voice for more than 50 years.  It is estimated that she taught more than 3,500 students in schools, churches and private lessons during that time. Many church pianists and choir directors in the states of Louisiana and Texas were her students.  Beatrice herself served as a church pianist at the Emmanuel Gospel Church of Robeline, Louisiana for more than 50 years. She was a loving mother, wife and daughter and a devout Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. 

Services will be held at the Blanchard – St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches on Friday, December 29, 2023 at 11 am followed by a private burial at the Ajax Cemetery in Marthaville, Louisiana.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 am until service time on Friday, December 29th.

For those who prefer to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ajax Cemetery Association, 1150 Hwy. 174, Marthaville, LA 71450 or to the American Heart Association.

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