Beulah Wallace, 96, went to her Heavenly Home to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
She was born in Princeton on December 26, 1919 to Stancil and Bessie (Spore) Williams.
Beulah and her four sisters spent their childhood on a farm in the south end of Princeton. Her job, before attending Baldwin Heights School each day, was to milk the cows and deliver the milk to all their customers. When her father became sheriff of Gibson County in 1937, the family home was at the jail. Beulah graduated from Princeton High School in 1938.
She married James Robert (Bob) Wallace, her husband of 55 years, on November 5, 1938.
They ran the Francisco Feed Store from 1940 to 1950 traveling to Ft. Worth, Texas to bring back cattle to sell. From 1956 to 1963, they owned and operated the Francisco Red and White grocery store. Beulah received her cosmetology degree and opened Beulahís Beauty Shop in the 1960ís through the mid 1970ís. She loved sharing stories of her childhood with her sisters, camping with Bob and friends, day trips with the ladies, good times together with her family and being a kid with her grandkids. Beulah was an active member of the Francisco United Methodist Church for many years and recently attended Bethel Memorial Church with her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son, Carl (C.O.) Wallace; sisters, June Martin-Broshears, Nina Price, and Violet Genung; granddaughter, Pam Schmits; infant granddaughter; grandson, John Andrew Wallace.
To cherish her memory, she leaves behind her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bob Schmits, Barb and Jeff McEllhiney; daughter-in-law, Patsy Wallace; sister, Elinor Wolfe; grandchildren, Bobby and Nora Schmits, Janet and Bill Hunt, Aaron and Angela Wallace, Matt and Michelle Beloat, Rachael (Beloat) and Curtis Taborn, Mindy and Nathan Schoonover, Zach McEllhiney, Damon & Levyn McEllhiney; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Isaac Schmits, Mackenzie and Abby Fidler, Jacob and Jenna Manion, Lexi and Hannah Hunt, Albree & Ashton Wallace, Carly and Chloe Schoonover, Gavin and Kenley McEllhiney as well as nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday, November 21, 2016 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Francisco Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am until service time on Monday at the funeral home.