Berniece "Bee" Bloomingcamp Wyatt

    Berniece "Bee" Bloomingcamp Wyatt

    June 13, 1922 - June 20, 2018

    Bee Wyatt, 96, passed away June 20, 2018 in Medford, Oregon. She was born June 13, 1922 in Hornbrook, California, the youngest of four children, to parents Fred and Minnie Bloomingcamp. Bee often told happy stories of being raised working the ranch, especially enjoying being outdoors.

    Bee graduated from Yreka High School in 1940, then worked as a telephone operator in Yreka before moving to Medford. She was at the switchboard when Pearl Harbor occurred in 1941. She met her future husband, Richard Wyatt, at a Christmas gift exchange when they picked each other’s names. Bee and Dick Wyatt were married in 1948 and were married almost 58 years before his passing in 2006. Bee and Dick raised three children, who were always the focus for Bee.

    Bee was an accomplished pianist, getting her start as a teenager playing for dances at the Grange Hall in Hornbrook. Once she moved to Medford, she played the organ for Westminster Presbyterian Church and then Eastwood Baptist Church, where she and her husband were active parishioners. Her grandchildren were always entertained by her playing Tiger Rag, gleefully exclaiming, “play it again, Grandma!”

    Bee also enjoyed cooking, crafts, her sewing group, family history, and especially spending time with her family.

    She is survived by her children, Steve (Kathy) of Corvallis, Paul of Hillsboro, and Teresa (Gene) of Eagle Point. Also, grandchildren, Kimberly (Jaret) of Coquille; Michelle (Dave) of Kodiak, Alaska; Derek, Cody, and Nicholas, all of the Portland area, and Karin (Jason) of Medford. In addition, Bee had five great-grandchildren, Austin and Christian of Coquille; Jackson of Kodiak; and Kyle and Katelyn of Medford. Nieces, Karen (Steve) and Janet; and nephew, Victor, were also very dear to Bee.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Wyatt; and siblings, Charles Bloomingcamp, Gertrude Cavin, and Margorie Snyder.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 North Keene Way Dr., Medford.

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