Thornhill Valley Chapel

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Bea's service will be livestreamed on Facebook at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home's page, Thursday, September 17, 2 pm PST.

Beatrice "Bea" Annette Christoph

September 27, 1938September 5, 2020

Beatrice Annette Christoph passed into the loving arms of Jesus on September 5th, 2020, at the age of 81. She was born on September 27th, 1938, in Pasco, Washington. Bea was a very compassionate person to all she met, and went out of her way for anyone in need. Bea was a special light to her immediate and extended family, that often turned to her for guidance and advice, which was always met with kind words and love. Her whole world was her family. Married to her husband Phillip J Christoph (Big John) in 1976, they raised their family in Spokane and Seattle, Washington. She had memories of wonderful times camping and traveling to Arizona. Bea was a Campaign Manager for Multiple Sclerosis Society, Owner of Aunt Bea’s Daycare, a Certified Ceramist and Airbrush Artist; she liked to crochet blankets and pillows and gave generous donations to the community. She also loved to, and was a great cook, and made absolutely sure no one ever went hungry. Preceded in death by her husband Phillip J Christoph, her parents Marjorie and Arthur Edward Wanrow, Brothers Jerry and Rick Wanrow, Children John John, Wanda, Nikki and Luke. Survived by her sister Nancy Robison, Brother Arthur Wanrow, son Bartley Deen and husband Chuck, Kym Christiansen, Mark Christoph and wife Phyllis, Dixie Christoph, Cathy Christoph and husband Trent, Ricky Deen, As well as many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, extended family, friends and pets.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Beatrice "Bea" Annette Christoph

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Heidi Ireland

September 17, 2020

I didn’t know Bea well, but I do remember going to visit Big John and Bea with Big Luke and she was so kind to me and always made me feel welcome. She had a beautiful, big, caring heart and I will always remember her smile and laughter. Bea you are forever loved and never forgotten..❤️❤️

Arthur Wanrow

September 16, 2020

Sister love and will miss you always.You have always been there for our very many talks and advice that you always gave me . Remembering all the times I have lived with you on onion creek,and eating you very good food. Also remember all the good times we had in Othello wa.All the good times we had at Rick's property on the creek in kettle falls. Doing all the racing that us boys did .💘 love you always and will miss you very much

Caitlin Grantham

September 14, 2020

MY NANA! I still can't fathom you are gone and to heaven... I STILL wait for your good morning and especially good night calls. I can't even begin all I want to write. I want to thank you for ALWAYS being there for our family...day or night you were always a call or drive away. Always feeding our belly's with the most amazing food I have ever had from scratch.. I sure will miss your Pea salad and Potato soup. All of my GOOD memories growing up were with you & Papa: going to Disneyland, traveling to Vegas, Kettle Falls, and to your guys' home in Quartsite, AZ. We lived the motor home/camping life quite a bit. :) Gosh I will never forget every memory and moment shared together. I know your sweet pea (Great, great Grand daughter) Adilynn will miss her times with you and the times you baby sat her growing up.. along with me. We would have the BEST times shopping together, watching WWE wrestling every Monday night, or just enjoying each others company talking catching up.. I cry for your love every day. My life will never be the same with out you in it.. I am BEYOND grateful this life chose you as my great grandma. Until we meet again my beautiful, sweet Nana. LOVE YOUR 1st Sweet Pea-Caitlin

Bartley Deen

September 14, 2020

Mom thank you for always supporting me and loving me unconditionally. I was your world and you were mine. Please look over us as you walk those golden streets. I will never get over loosing you but I will always live life to the fullest in honor of you. Give Big John a hug for me , I miss you both but you are together now.

Nancy Robison

September 14, 2020

Sister, I love you ❤️ and I will miss you with all my heart! I still wake up and think I’ll call my sister today! We have had so many good times together! I’ll never forget going to Disney World with you, oh my gosh we didn’t want to come home! It’s a memory I’ll never forget! I love 💕 you sister, until we meet again, you will always be in my heart ♥️! I bet you got lots of hugs when you arrived in heaven!

Sarah Marshall

September 13, 2020

I remember when I first met Bea was at House of Praise in Seattle, Washington. I remember how she loved her family and Big John. Bea was easy to love! She alwys voted yes for the church! I was blessed to have known her. I am sure she will be missed by her family and friends. Prayers for the family!
Love you all!


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