Beatrice June Durant

Beatrice June "Bea" Durant (nee Brooks), age 98, of East Tawas died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Tawas Village in East Tawas.
She was born the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Smith) Brooks on June 22, 1915 in Flint. Bea was a legal clerk at the former Herbert Hertzler Law Firm in East Tawas and retired after several years.
She was a member of Tawas United Methodist Church and a former member of the Tawas Women's Golf and Bowling Leagues. She enjoyed along with her family many years of deer hunting and bird hunting and hunting at their camp which they have owned since 1947.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Joel Durant and his wife Sharon Elizabeth of Cantonment, Fla.; three grandchildren Michael, David and Paul; and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica. Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Durant.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Tawas United Methodist Church. Condolences maybe shared at

Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Nov. 18 to Nov. 26, 2013