Beverly M. Bellefeuille Colegrove, age 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, June 30, 2021. She was born April 27, 1929, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Alfred J. Bellefeuille and Ella Mae O’Connor Bellefeuille. She was the oldest of nine children, and married Warren E. Colegrove on October 11th, 1947 in Escanaba.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings, Phyllis A. Van Vleet and Lawrence E. Bellefeuille; her husband of 72 years, Warren Colegrove; a daughter, Merina Mae Colegrove; and three grandchildren, Edwin Louis Colegrove, Alfred Jerome Colegrove, Jr., and Shauna Fern Senters.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Evertt) Senters; sons, Edwin J. (Mary) Colegrove, Alfred J. (Charlene) Colegrove, James M. (Sonja) Colegrove, Sr.; grandchildren, Colleen (Richard) Retherford, Beverly (Jonathon) Rausch, Twyla (Robert) McDaniel, Shannon (David) Turner, James (Natalie) Colegrove, Jr., Christie (Adam) Palmer, Dallas (Jennifer) Senters, Andrea (Shawn) Grey, Douglas (Rebecca) Senters, Justin (Brook) Colegrove, Jennifer (Joseph) Mascher, and Stephen Colegrove; great-grandchildren, Tylor J. Williams, Aubrey (Anthony) Sutherland, Ashley Williams, Houston McDaniel, Hannah Mascher, Laila Palmer, Hayden Grey, Ian Colegrove, Sarah Senters, Reighan Keyser, Zachary Rausch, Caleb Mascher, Alina Grey, Reese Keyser, Levi Senters, Kayleigh Colegrove, Warren Colegrove, Lillian Rausch, Isabelle Grey, Earvin Senters, Austin Senters, Luke Senters, Xavier Colegrove, Austin Colegrove, Isaiah Palmer, Emily Mascher. She is also survived by her siblings, Jean Salski, Joel Bellefeuille, Sr., Fern (Alfred) Palmer, Roger (Emma) Bellefeuille, Raymond (Bonnie) Bellefeuille, Leah (Eugene) Colegrove; sister-in-law Sandy Bellefeuille, and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and hundreds of friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 6 pm at Pentecostals of Kentwood, with Brother Paul D. Mooney officiating. Burial York Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday from 6-8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 Division Ave, Wyoming, and one hour prior to the service at church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice.
My sweet sister elder Colegrove. What an honor and privilege to have met and know you and part of your beautiful family. I will always cherish that. I will remember the day we went to ladies retreat. How you tucked me in bed and got on Phyllis for trying to steal my blanket.. you were like a second mom to me. Love you dearly until that sweet day when we all meet again with Jesus.
- Penny Garrard
My precious aunt Beverly! The memories I hold so close of you!! Sometimes, when I least expect it, you come and share some sweet morsel with me. I hear the memories you share with all of us; your amazing memory and all those fabulous pictures. Rest in peace, sweet Beverly, take your rest and I will see you soon. Love you more than words and so very, very grateful for your generous wisdom, wit and knowledge.
- Lynn Ann Frizzell