Elizabeth "Beth" Beachboard Peterson

Sunday, May 22, 1932 - Monday, October 12, 2020

An Elegant and Kind Lady

Photo of Elizabeth "Beth" Beachboard Peterson  - 1932-2020

Asheville - Elizabeth “Beth” Beachboard Peterson, age 88, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Emerald Ridge Healthcare Center in Asheville where she had been residing for the past two years.

Elizabeth was born May 22, 1932 in Buncombe County and had been employed as a teaching assistant at Venable Elementary and Sandhill/ Venable Elementary School in Asheville for more than twenty dedicated years. With her kind and caring heart, Elizabeth truly made a difference in the lives of many children who will never forget her. Mrs. Peterson was a faithful member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Her precious memory will live on in our hearts forever.

We rejoice that Elizabeth is now in her glorious Heavenly home joining her loving husband of 55 years, Jack G. Peterson; her parents, William Packer Beachboard and Fanny Renfro Beachboard; her brothers, Arthur Renfro and William “Billy” Packer Beachboard, Jr. and also a sister, Evelyn McCraw Ptak

Surviving are her son, Jeff Peterson and his wife, Amy; daughters, Terri and Cindy Peterson, a grandson, Andrew Peterson, nephews, Jimmy and Bruce McCraw and nieces, Janet Parish and Kimberly Chappel.

A private funeral service for Mrs. Peterson will be held in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Tony Hooper will be officiating. Private interment will be held at the Western North Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Peterson’s memory to The Arc of Buncombe County, 50 S. French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Peterson family.  

Condolences from family and friends

I loved her taught her Sunday School class as a substitute. Such a dear lady. My thoughts and prayer for her family.
Belle Mieloch
Miss Beth was such a joy. She is one of the few things that I miss from when I worked @ Emerald Ridge. I can remember her teasing me about wearing purple and wanting me to give her my uniform. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.
Carole Shuford
JEFF AND AMY WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MRS. PETERSON. THE LAST TIME WE SAW HER WAS AT PAULS 90TH BIRTHDAY. SHE LOOKED SO GOOD IN BLUE AND JEFF HAD THE SAME COLOR ON. AND SO DID AMY. THAT WAS BLUE DAY. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL LADY AND I'M SURE YOU ALL WILL MISS HER.
BILL & JUDY LARGENT
We will always remember Beth with smiles in our hearts. She was one of the finest women we've been honored to work with. Thank you Beth, for honoring us by allowing us to help care for your girls. Praying for the family in this time of grief.
Glenn and Shannon Black
I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Peterson at Venable. She was always so sweet and always had a kind word and a smile. My most sincere condolences for everyone. Rest In Peace Mrs. Peterson.
Karen Russell Fletcher Shook
Jeff and Amy, We are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special person to everyone!! I don't know of one person that didn't love her. In going back in memory, I remember how good she was to Randy and the great times you had together playing soldiers in your yard and ours. Love in Christ, Thom and Marsha
Thom and Marsha Medford
Mrs . Peterson was a one of a kind lady. Her sweet smile and personality made my bad days better and reminded me why I enjoy my job. It was an honor to care for such a special lady. Her memory will live on. Thank you for the opportunity to care for her. You are in thoughts and prayers
Candice
You know that I loved Beth. We spent many hours at Cracker Barrell and just sitting around talking. She was such a good Christian and loved to work in Sunday School projects. She missed Jack and was so proud of you, Jeff.She loved the girls and anyone else who came on her radar. She will be missed, but have no doubt where she is.My love to your family.
Phyllis Roberts Elliott
What a precious, saintly lady Beth Peterson was and is! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. In deed, Beth is with her Lord, Jesus Christ. What a blessing to know and be around Beth. Her faced glowed and her smile was contagious. Beth was humble and loved unconditionally. She richly blessed and enriched my life. She and I spent many wonderful times together in fellowship. She loved her Lord and her church family at West Asheville Baptist Church. She loved her children and enjoyed talking about each one, Cindy, Terri and Jeff (and wife Amy) and how they brought such joy to her life. She was most proud of her grandson Andrew. Yes, she loved her family. She will be greatly missed, but we will carry her in our hearts till we meet again in heaven. Praying for each of you.
Karen Johnson
Mrs. Peterson made ever student and staff member at Venable feel loved. I cannot think of Venable without thinking of her. The words around her obituary describe her perfectly she was always elegant and kind...and always a lady. RIP Beth!
Kimberly Medlin
JEFF & AMY AND ALL THE FAMILY WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER AND LOVED ONE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
IVA CHRISTOPHER, JEAN WELLS AND SHELBY CHRISTOPHER
Jeff, Amy & Family My Family is sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, the loss of a loved one is a pain that never quite goes away. I hope these words can bring comfort to the family. Greif, I've learned, is really just Love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot. All the unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, it's the lump in your throat, and the hollow feeling in your chest. Grief is just Love with no place to go. From the entire Manning family we would like to express our deepest condolences in these hard times. We Love you all and are here if you need anything.
The Manning Family
It was my pleasure to know Beth. She was always so much fun to be with. She never had a bad word to say about anything-always so upbeat. She will be missed.
Linda Laube
It was my pleasure to know Beth. She was always so much fun to be with. She never had a bad word to say about anything-always so upbeat. She will be missed.
Linda Laube
Dear Family of Beth. She was such a lovely lady. Beautiful smile and made everyone feel special. Blessings to you as you continue your journey of grief
Alive Moseley. WedAdhevilleBaptist Church
My favorite all-time aunt and just a wonderful Christian lady. We all mourn her passing and extend loving condolences to Jeff & family...and to Cindy and Terry. We love you all and share your sadness during this time. Love, Jimmy McCraw & Family
Jimmy McCraw
Beth was one of the brightest and kindest souls I have ever met. When I was having a bad day at work I could go sit in the room with her and Ruby and they would talk my ears off. I remember every time she would see me come down the hall she would yell, “Hey Blue-Bird!” because of my blue scrubs and ask me to come sit. She always talked about how Jack was with Jesus and she wanted to go see them. It makes my heart rejoice knowing that Jesus prepared a place for her to go and see her “sweetheart” again. She told me if her and Ruby could, they would come dance at my wedding! :) Beth was by far one of my favorites and was such a kind lady. I’m thankful I got to know her in the time that I did!
Brianna Harrison