BIG LAKE, Minn. -- Deanna Jean (Potvin) Beyer, 42, passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep, at home, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.
Born on Oct. 25, 1967, in Glens Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Richard P. Potvin Sr. and Linda J. (Pronto) Potvin, who both predeceased her.
After growing up and living in the South Glens Falls and Glens Falls area, Dee relocated in 2001 to Minnesota to join her loving husband, Jeff Beyer. They shared a very deep and special love.
Dee was the "comedian" in our family, always the one to make us laugh until we cried. Her sense of humor was the center of our family gatherings, which will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
Besides her husband, the lights of her life were her children, Stacey and Damien, and her beautiful granddaughter, Kaylee Marie, who brought a special joy to her heart.
Dee's survivors include her husband, Jeff Beyer of Big Lake, Minn.; her daughter, Stacey Potvin (Shawn Bacon) and her granddaughter, Kaylee Marie Bacon of Fort Edward; her son, Damien Varmette, of Big Lake, Minn.; and her stepdaughter, Kayla Beyer of Big Lake, Minn.; four sisters: Terry Potvin (Jeff Jock) of Glens Falls, Tammy Atchinson (Shane Kuczek) of Fort Ann, Wendy Beaudette (Chris Beaudette) of Hudson Falls, Rick Potvin of South Glens Falls and Laurie Culverhouse (Jason Culverhouse) of Queensbury; 11 nieces and nephews: Harleigh and Matthew Gray, Ryan Potvin and Lexi Atchinson, Chasity Potvin, Chad and Christopher Murphy, Cassie and Julia Potvin, Andy and Josh Hamelin; and a great-niece, Kaela Stover; two maternal aunts, Carol Gazillo and Judy Maloney; and an uncle, Duane "Butch" Pronto; as well as several cousins who were very fond of Dee.
A funeral service will be held later this week in Minnesota, followed by a memorial service here in New York, given by her daughter Stacey, for family and friends to attend, share their memories of Dee, and to say "goodbye."
Those who wish may sign the online guest book and may also send a remembrance in Dee's name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or call (800) 342-2383.