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Beatrice Gean (Smith) Fike

October 8, 1932 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 87)

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Swansboro – Beatrice Gean Smith Fike, 87 passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday; June 21, 2020.  She was born October 8, 1932 in McGregor IA, daughter of the late, George Edward and Edna Loretta Mesch Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at a future date at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Swansboro, NC.

Bea was a strong, determined, confident woman who lost her husband in 1983. After that she spent her time traveling the world.  Her first voyage which became her favorite, was to Hawaii in the 1960’s aboard the ship SS Lurline. Bea was most definitely a “Social Butterfly”. She was a dedicated, faithful Christian.  She loved her church of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and was an active member since the 1960’s. Bea Square and Round danced for many years, and she was a member of the Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and loved taking her grandchildren on special trips. One of her favorite dogs was Cleo, and she talked about him quite often.  Bea was a loyal, supporting friend, and never knew a stranger.  She will be truly missed by many.

She is survived by her daughter: Monica Fike Brown of Midway Park and son, Robert Leonard Fike, II of FL.  Grandchildren: Geanie Smith (Steven), Vanessa Brown, Sarah Nannery (Larry), and Rachel Fike. Great Grandchildren: Scott Smith (Alicia), Brittany, and Daniel Smith, Sirus and Emmeline Nannery.  Great Great Grandchildren: Landon, Owen, Carter and Malia Smith.


She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert Leonard Fike, son; Raymond Leon Fike, and brothers; Robert Smith and Ronald Smith.


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