Beatrice Virginia (Wilson) McIntyre, age 79 of Reston, VA formerly of Perryopolis, PA, peacefully passed away on January 22, 2018. “Bea” was born in Perryopolis, PA, on December 9, 1938, daughter of the late George A. and Edith V. (Westfall) Wilson.
Bea served in the United States Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in “Fine Arts” from Seton Hill College. She designed the “Naturelink” logo for the National Wildlife Federation. She was the Naturelink Assistant Coordinator and editor of the Naturelink newsletter. She found her employment at the National Wildlife Federation to be the most rewarding job experience of her life. She loved nature! Some of her adventures while working for the National Wildlife Federation included sleeping beneath the stars on the side of the mountain at Mt. Zion National Park, Utah, among a tribe of Paiute Native Americans; sitting on a hillside in Denali, Alaska, watching a mother bear and her cubs, and meeting the amazing Jane Goodall.
In addition, to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Roy E. McIntyre and infant son; George P. Jenkins; brother Roger Wilson; sister, Twylia (Eckenroad) Kovaly; and brother George Eckenroad, Jr.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Edie McIntyre and Chet Burnside of Perryopolis, PA; daughter and son-in-law Suzanne (Jenkins) and Mike Martini of Adamstown, MD; sister and brother-in-law, Alvina (Wilson) and Robert Lincoln of Perryopolis, Pa; brother and sister-in-law, George and Iris Wilson of Rostraver, PA; six grandchildren, Jocelyn Tiernan, Michael Tiernan and fiancée, Josie Verardi, Ashley Ayre and fiancé, Jason Toogood, Brheannon Martini, Bailey Martini, Samuel Martini; three great grandchildren, Jaxon Toogood, Jonah Toogood, Hannah Beavers; and many nieces and nephews.
Bea’s family will receive friends on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA. Where a funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Noon in the funeral home with Pastor Chad Stallard, officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to nwf.org/CraigTuftsFund.
Interment will follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.