Mrs. Elizabeth Jean Larson Vanderbeek, known to many as "BJ", age 93, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She was born April 24, 1927 in Summit, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Mr. Sixten Artur Larson and the late Mrs. Anna Teresa Forsman Larson. She received her Master's Degree from Upsala College in New Jersey and worked as a social worker for the American Red Cross. Mrs. Vanderbeek loved helping people and served as a mentor for many years at Sand Hill Elementary. She was secretary of the Fairfield Kiwanis for many years, helping with Kiwanis dolls for hospitals. Mrs. Vanderbeek was editor of the Plantation Press Newsletter for Fairfield for over 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, reading and crossword puzzles. Mrs. Vanderbeek was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Douglasville.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Vanderbeek was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Voorhis Vanderbeek, III.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Michael Brown of Hiram and Carol and John Nickerson of Utica, Michigan; her son, Calvin V. Vanderbeek, IV of Huntington Beach, California; grandchildren, Linnea and Daniel Fruchterman of Marietta and R. Andrew and Kimberly Zavicar of North Dakota and Daniel Zavicar of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and step-granddaughters, Sarah Brown of Carrollton and Rachel Brown, also of Carrollton
Private graveside services will be conducted Saturday, April 3, 2021 at West Georgia Memorial Park with Rev. Luke Pollack officiating.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694
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