Beatrice "Bea" Batchelor - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Beatrice “Bea” Batchelor

July 10, 1926 - September 30, 2022

Beatrice "Bea" Batchelor
(née, Bridenstine)

Age 96, of Minneapolis, passed away on September 30, 2022. Bea is survived by her four children, Diane Marie Rosevear, George Rosevear, Joseph Rosevear (Debra) and Thomas Rosevear; nephews, Randal Nelson (Amanda) and Donald Nelson (Patty); step-children, Elizabeth Peterson, Robert Batchelor (Kris), Barbara Batchelor, Polly Zabel (Allan), Willis Batchelor (Kwinam), Mary Lark; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Rosevear and Jack Batchelor; her parents, Albert Bridenstine and Clara (Howard); brother, Harold; sister, Grace (Nelson); and daughter-in-law, (married to George) Diane Elaine Rosevear.

Her joy in life was always singing ballads, hymns, and anthems-in choirs even into her nineties. Reading satisfied her many interests and great curiosity about all of life. She was ever thankful for the heartfelt care she received at Walker Care Suites in Edina. Private services have been held.


  1. Peggy Larson says:

    Dear family of Bea, i am so saddened to hear of the passing of dear Bea
    She was such a faithful member of our choir at Portland Avenue methodist and we still miss her. I am sorry I hadn’t called her lately
    It was always enjoyable to speak to her- about books usually- she was
    Always so sharp and interesting. I am sending my deepest sympathies to you all
    Love from
    Peggy Larson

    • Diane Rosevear says:

      Dear Peggy,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Choir meant so much to Mom as well as
      the wonderful community at Portland Avenue church.


      Diane Rosevear
      Bea’s daughter

  2. Pat Destroy says:

    I enjoyed our phone chats. She was a very lovely lady

  3. Marcia Gauer says:

    Sorry for your Loss.

  4. Ellen R Rosevear says:

    TO the Rosevear Family: I am so sorry to hear of Aut Bea’s passing. She was the last of my father’s generation. There were so many strong people in that generation. She was my favorite Aunt. I will always remember our trip to the Boundary Waters.
    Love Ellen Rae Rosevear

  5. Judith Rosevear-Pusey says:

    Thank u Joe for letting us know if your mother’s passing. Am glad she had interests and dear friends to enjoy throughout her life! Thinking of all of u and sending our love! Bruce and Judy Pusey

  6. Dennis says:

    Bea is, as she was, a wonderful person. An unfailing grandmother to Matthew and Rebecca and a fun, interested and interesting phone companion to me. I regret my loss but revel in her well deserved passing to a far better life. Bless you Bea.

  7. Christopher says:

    I had the great pleasure of connecting with Bea during the last year of her life, and I’m so glad I did. I’m going to miss her phone calls inquiring about the well-being of my dogs, her warm and thoughtful letters arriving by mail a few times a month, her stories about camping in the Wallowas or traveling with John or Jack. She was a beacon of generosity and kindness, and though I knew her all of 10 months, those few months were a gift. I’m heartbroken that she’s gone, but I’m better for having known her. I suspect we all are.

    To the other Rosevears: I’m so sorry for your loss. Bea loved you all very much, always speaking so highly of her family. I hope her memory will live on through us continuing to get to know each other.

  8. Don Nelson says:

    Aunt Bea and I had many conversations the last few years, actually more in the months before her passing. Among the subjects we talked about, was family history and memories of her time working at Oregon Caves with my mom, her sister Grace. She was always a joy to talk to. Aunt Bea had a great sense of humor. My condolences to my cousins Diane, George, Joe and Tom.

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