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Deanna Jean (Potvin) Beyer

2010-02-23T23:30:00Z Deanna Jean (Potvin) Beyer Glens Falls Post-Star
February 23, 2010 11:30 pm

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.

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    Bnd1789 - March 11, 2010 4:15 pm
    I worked with Dee overnights at K-mart about 15 years ago. She made the night go by faster. She was so funny. She was a great person and would do anything for anyone. Sorry to hear of her passing.
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    cvannier - February 25, 2010 8:52 pm
    Dee, we met in the winter of 97 and from that moment on you brought a smile to my face. I will never forget all the wonderful times we spent together hanging out. Your humor always made me laugh and brought my spirit up when I was down. Ours was a friendship I'll alway's cherish and remember. Although we lost contact over the years I have never forgotten you and often wondered what you where up to. I only wish I could've talked to you one last time. Though my heart is broken at your passing I know you're in a better place. I love you Dee.
    Chris.
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    lindajean - February 25, 2010 7:06 pm
    Dee is now an angel in Heaven with our parents. RIP little sister. You will always be remembered and loved. You will be missed more than words can say. I Love You Dee <3
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    lindajean - February 25, 2010 7:04 pm
    Dee is now an angel in Heaven with our parents...RIP little sister. You will always be remembered and loved and forever in our hearts...we will miss you more than words can say. I love you...Tammy <3
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    scarlet12804 - February 24, 2010 10:08 pm
    Kelly potvin Dee was a beautiful strong woman.A pleasure to grow with.Her smile and laughter will be in my memory forever.You will always be in my heart.REST IN PEACE
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    LIRA - February 24, 2010 11:58 am
    Dee was such a sweet and fun girl. I've known her since our days at Ballard Elementary! She had a great laugh and made us smile every day. I haven't seen her in years, but I'm sure she continued to put a bright spot in the lives of those she touched. Prayers and thoughts,
    Lori Monroe Ira
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    patricia a potvin - February 24, 2010 9:10 am
    DEANNA, YOU WERE ALWAYS SUCH A JOY HAVING AROUND WE ALL HAD SOME GOOD TIMES TOGETHER, I DON'T THINK I EVER HEARD YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR DIABETICS AND YOU WERE ALWAYS WELL AWARE OF WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. YOU LIVED YOU LOVED AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING TWO CHILDREN, WHOM I AM SURE WILL BE WELL WATCHED OVER BY YOU, UNTIL THEY MEET YOU AGAIN. I BET YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR WINGS AND BLESSINGS FROM GOD. TILL WE MEET AGAIN, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEAR MY DEEPEST SYMATHY TO THOSE WHO WERE SO CLOSE TO YOU AND WILL MISS YOU FOREVER, TAMMY,TERRY,WENDY,RICKY AND LAURIE LOVE YOU ALL. PATTIE
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    KRIS GAYE-ANNE WINCHELL MEADE - February 24, 2010 2:39 am
    I will always remember Dee fondly. She was much too young. I pray that the Lord has sent angels to usher her in to Heaven. That she is now sitting at a great banquet with all of the loved ones who have passed on. She will never again know diabetes or any other sickness or pain. Rest in the Lords comforting arms my little cousin. I am so sorry I never told you that I loved you! I just took it for granted that you knew!

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