Beatrice Duport
July 23, 1931  -  April 2, 2019

Beatrice Duport

Visitation Room A
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 pm
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Holy Family Catholic Church
5410 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, April 5, 2019
11:00 am
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, April 5, 2019

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Beatrice A. Duport, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in San Antonio. A time of visitation will 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South Abilene, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road Abilene, Texas. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Beatrice was born on July 23, 1931 in Ford City, Pennsylvania to John and Barbara Valek. She married the love of her life Richard Duport and became a military wife. Beatrice worked many administrative positions throughout her life but her favorite was when she was a Switchboard Operator at the Pentagon. Beatrice was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene. Mr. and Mrs. Santa are "back on the road" together again.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Duport; and her parents, John and Barbara Valek.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Barbara Dahl and husband Patrick Miller from Abilene, Texas; Maureen Scarborough and husband Brian from Arlington, Texas, Rick Duport from Round Rock, Texas, Patty Shaffer and husband Mike from San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Rick, Robert, Ryan, Shawna, Brandon, Allison, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, Jason, Michael Shawn, and Ashley; 14 great grandchildren; her beloved Missy and seven grand dogs.

Online condolences may be shared with the family through the obituary link at


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  1. Maggie Skidmore
    Maple Valley, WA

    Dear Patty, Mike, Rick and Duport Family -
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you.

    Love Maggie and Jeff

  2. Kim and Randy Shytles
    Abilene, TX

    Kim and I were so blessed to be a small part of this wonderful,loving family.Every time you tried to be of service you were included as a child or sibling.We know that the Father has always worked through these sweet people.Now ,in this time of seperation He will give His peace until we are all reunited in the Son.We love each of you and praise God for this unbreakable tie. Ran and Kim 🙏✝️

  3. Vickie Urbanek and Eugene Figueroa
    San Marcos, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

    With deepest sympathy
    Eugene Figueroa and Vickie Urbanek

  4. Cal Sandord
    Abilene, TX

    Thanks For Many Fond Memories! Cal Sanford "The Clock Doc" Retired

  5. Rose Marie Kamas Gladysiewski
    Ford City, PA

    RR's mother was my father, Lawrence Kamas's sister. I remember BB from when we were very much younger... I am now 84 and the line of blood cousins has become much smaller. BB was always into having fun. My best regards to you, the members of her family. Our cousin, Barbara Halas Onofrey sent an E'mail which is how I learned of BB's death.

  6. Pamela Sickles Clarke
    San Bernardino, CA

    My heartfelt sympathy, prayers, and love goes out to the Duport Family. "Mom" Bea will be dearly missed; a part of her and her Faith will always be with me. Hugs to all the family and all who knew her kind heart.

  7. Barbara Onofrey
    Gettysburg, PA

    I offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. BeBe was a delightful. cousin with a wonderful sense of humor. Even though I haven’t seen her for years I remember her laugh.

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