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Beatrix Van Iterson, 1954-2011

Beatrix Jacqueline Van Iterson died on Monday, October 10, 2011. She was 57 years old.



Beatrix Jacqueline Van Iterson left this world on Oct. 10, 2011.

She was born on April 29, 1954, in Sassenheim Holland.

She has followed the love of her life, her soul mate and husband of six years, the late Fredrik Bossel.

She is survived by her loving sons, Travis and Stephan Elder, daughter-in-law Rebecca, and grandson Austin of Lower Lake; parents, Jacob Van Iterson and Wihelmina Maria Zantinge; sister, Eveline Van Iterson (Ton Reysner); nephew, Kas and niece, Jill; aunt, Jit Zantinge; longtime, friend, Hans Adriaanse, all from Holland; and step children, Arthur Bossemkool, Bonnie Te Velde and Janet Crabb of California.

Beatrix received her master's degree in art education in the Netherlands. She then came to America in 1976. She studied at California State University, Humboldt where she received her bachelor's degree in art. She also received her learning handicap specialist credentials from Dominican College along with her resource specialist credentials from CSU, Sacramento.

She then went on to teach at Konocti Unified School District for almost 10 years as a Resource specialist teacher for children with learning disabilities.

Beatrix was diagnosed at the age of 22 with multiple sclerosis, which she fought for more than 30 years. She found painting and artwork to be her source of comfort.

An amazing, strong-willed, big-hearted woman who gave her family so many gifts of love, her greatest joy was her grandson, Austin.

The family thanks all of her friends who visited and gave such comfort in her life; you all were true blessings.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., in Lower Lake at the Brick Hall. A potluck reception will follow.

Arrangements by Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake.

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