Beatrice Dymond Schumann of Sundown, NY passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Middletown Park Manor. She was 89 years old. Beatrice was born on March 14, 1924 in her grandparent’s home in Sundown; she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Bertha Wright Dymond and the widow of Charles Schumann.
Beatrice helped raise her ten brothers and sisters Jim, Roy, Albert, Art, Ralph, Bob, Dick, Mick, Ruth and Ann who have all since predeceased her and helped keep the family farm going following the passing of her mother Bertha during childbirth at home to twin boys Bob and Dick.
“She was an amazing lady”, said her niece Sharon Fuller, who took Beatrice under her wing in 1999 and helped get her involved with the Adult Day Program in Ellenville where Sharon was the Site Director. She had a new beginning in life. This is where Beatrice started living again and where Sharon got to know her aunt better. Beatrice made a documentary of the Dymond Family on how it was growing up as a child that is available at the Grahamsville Library. She loved to share her life experiences with the other clients and made many friends along the way. Beatrice told a story about her first husband Ivan Ackerly that made everyone laugh so hard they were crying because it was so funny. This is also where Beatrice fell in love with a client named Sam who asked her to move in with him. These were some of the best years of her life as a senior where she remained active until 2009. She was broken hearted when she learned the Day Care closed.
Surviving are her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 28th from 12-2 pm with a memorial service beginning at 2pm at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St.,Ellenville. Inurnment will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson
Beatrice would like everyone to support all Adult Day Care Programs in your area whether it be with your time, money or crafts to help keep the doors open. When you support the Adult Day Cares you are supporting the back bone to our seniors.