Berniece 'Bea' Phyllis Cash (1921-2004)

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Steamboat Springs resident Berniece "Bea" Cash passed away Sept. 29, 2004. She was 83.

Bea was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Antwerp, Ohio, to Oscar and Grace Frye. She was one of eight children raised on a large Indiana farm, where the family grew various crops and had a large peach orchard. The family was completely self-sufficient, even hauling water from a nearby creek for household uses.

Bea and her husband, Tom Cash, settled in San Diego, Calif., to raise their family after Tom was honorably discharged from the Navy.

Bea moved to Steamboat with her son, Bob, in 1985 after the death of her husband.

Her passion was bowling, and she joined bowling leagues immediately upon her arrival in Steamboat. Despite being legally blind and unable to see the pins, Bea bowled on a team that regularly finished in first place in league play. She cherished her friendships with her bowling friends. Bowling helped keep her young and active even though she suffered an illness that eventually led to her death.

Bea is survived by her son, Bob Cash of Steamboat; four daughters, Linda Cash Remy and her husband, Peter, of Steamboat; Glenda Farmer and her husband, Russ, of Georgia, Judy Epstein of Florida, and Connie Estes of Alabama; six grandchildren, including Troy Remy of Steamboat and Heather Farmer of Georgia; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Yampa Valley Funeral Home in Steamboat, where Pastor Rob Ryg will preside. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in memory of Bea Cash be made to Hospice of Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

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