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Berniece (Bea) I. Forsmann, 84

| December 17, 2010 6:30 AM

Berniece (Bea) I. Forsmann, 84, resident of Coeur d'Alene, died Dec. 3, 2010, at Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d'Alene. Bea was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Post Falls, to Abe Boston and Ina (Makepeace) Boston Tilson.

She was a cook and waitress at the Modern Drug Coffee Shop for many years here on north Fourth street in Coeur d'Alene. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene and was the best mom and grandma she could be.

Bea is survived by her sons, Earl Forsmann of Tacoma, Wash., Jack and his wife Ellie Forsmann of Grove, Okla.; daughter Donna Forsmann of Coeur d'Alene; two grandchildren, Joy and Jay (and his wife Katy); one great-granddaughter, Kacey and one great-grandson, Little Jack and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Abe Boston in 1953; her mother, Ina Boston Tilson in 2000 and her husband, Bert in 1999, and her brother, Art in 2007.

Bea's family suggests memorials to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210 or to the Kootenai Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden, ID 83835.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of services.

Please sign Bea's guest registry and view her online memorial at

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