Beatrice Tramel

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Beatrice Davis Tramel, 92, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018 in Bedford, Texas. She was born in Many on May 3, 1926 to Willie Seldon Davis and Lucy Sibley Davis. “Ms. Bea,” as she was affectionately known, graduated from Many High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked at People’s State Bank where Mr. Johnny Blake and Mr. Murray Jordan served as an inspiration to her for the rest of her life. She and her husband founded ABC Finance Company in Many, where she worked for many years. She was an avid bridge player and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lifetime member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Many. She loved working in her yard and was so proud when she received the “Yard of the Month” award. Her devotion was first and foremost to her family. She always had an open door and an open heart for anyone who needed her. She held especially fond memories of her childhood, and hearing the train whistle blow always brought a smile to her face. Her most prized possession was her family property on Shut Eye Road. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charley B. Tramel; brothers, Louis Davis, James Davis and Willie Arthur Davis; sisters, Alice Mae Foster and Lucille Davis; and grandson, Ben Dowden. She is survived by her children, Julie Dowden and husband, Charles, of Colleyville, Texas, Clay B. Tramel and wife, Karen, of Coppell, Texas, and Andrew B. Tramel and wife, Penny, of College Station, Texas; and grandchildren, Drew Dowden, Clayton Tramel, Chelsea Tramel Halfmann, and Connor, Madison and Cole Tramel; great grandson and the light of her life, Caden Tramel; brother, James Murray Davis of Lake Charles; and sister, Marguritte LeCroy of Houston, Texas; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held June 18 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Many. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Drew Dowden, Clayton Tramel, Connor Tramel and Cole Tramel. John Blake and John Gallagher also served as pallbearers. Our family is extremely grateful to Ginger Schrenback and Elizabeth Reagan for the love, care and devotion they provided to her in her home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, 1130 San Antonio Avenue, Many, Louisiana 71449.

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