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Obituary: Beatrice Wilcox Proetsch

Beatrice Wilcox Proetsch, 92, of Carolina Beach, NC, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at her residence. She was born in New Bern, NC, on July 7, 1925, daughter of the late James and Janie Wilcox.
Surviving are her son, Jeff Proetsch and wife Linda and their children, Matthew  and Victoria; her daughter, Donna Proetsch Foland of CA and her children, Analie and Danne; nieces, Eleanor Ruth, Linda Sloop, Jerry Delahoy, and Janet Craig; and a nephew, Jimmy Wilcox.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor G. Proetsch, a sister, Eleanor Gray Tyson, and brothers, Pat and Bob Wilcox.
Mrs. Proetsch graduated from Greensboro Women’s College (UNC-Greensboro) with a degree in Spanish, and was a substitute teacher at Carolina Beach Elementary School for many years.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Carolina Beach where she directed the children’s choir and sang in the adult choir. Later she joined the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Carolina Beach where she also enjoyed singing with the choir.
She loved music, played the piano, and especially enjoyed meeting her friends at McDonald's at Carolina Beach.
A service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at Andrews Valley Chapel with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the mortuary on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to her caregivers from Lower Cape Fear Hospice including Wendy, Cindy, and Julie, and especially Kathy BonVouloir, Willie Shuford, Sandi Panicali and Chaplain Nancy Cooper.
 In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.andrewsmortuary.com