Condolences for Altus Juanette Beal

Susan (Suze) & Paul Fennessey posted on 4/5/17

My mother was the youngest of the "first" family and Altus was the youngest of the "second" family. (Their father had 2 marriages & 2 families). I remember in later life the 2 half sisters spending many hours talking about their individual family lives and sharing so many memories, even though they never lived as one family. I became extra close to Altus' as the years went by and I began to pursue family history in the early 80's. She shared with me many stories, pictures & long letters about her families past. She only called me SUSAN, until the day she died.



Gloria Hoell posted on 3/31/17

Altus was a dear friend of mine for 10 years. Meeting her in the cookie isle at Food Lion in Williamsbug brought years of joy and happiness. I will surely miss her, but I have all kinds of memories. Love you dearly


Paul & family posted on 3/30/17

Altus was my friend, my teacher, as well as my aunt. So much of what I didn't learn in school or understand she took the time to teach me. Our communiqués visits letters and phone calls stretched over 50+ years. It's sad to see her go.


Bonnie & Gerry Shields posted on 3/29/17

Altus was my second mom and will live forever in my memory. As my mother's younger sister Altus was always a part of all things family. We had enormous respect for her dedication to her son Thomas, and her tireless effort to attend to his needs. Her unfailing concern and support of family members in need reaches back many years. She leaves a legacy that will forever be recognized for its depth and breadth. I will dearly miss my regular calls to her, where Altus would often have a burst of past memories we thought had long been forgotten. Our prayers for her are now a part of our conscious remembrance of those we have loved and lost.



Margaret Thompson posted on 3/28/17

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Beal at Morningside of Williamsburg. She was truly one of the highlights of my day. I will always remember that twinkle in her eyes and that beautiful smile.


Marilyn Nendza posted on 3/28/17

I was priviledged to know Mrs. Beal through her devotion and love for her son, Thomas. She was always involved in trying to facilitate ways to improve the paths of individuals that had more than their share of life's challenges. She was always actively supportive of organizations that focused on truly trying to assist in "making things better". Altus was a listener who heard and was sensitive to others. She will be missed.