Lynne Crothers "Lynne" Beautz - Obituary

Nov 25, 1939 - Mar 21, 2024
Lynne Crothers "Lynne" Beautz

Lynne Crothers "Lynne" Beautz

Lynne Crothers Beautz, 84, of Binghamton, died unexpectedly in her home on March 21, 2024. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth T. Crothers and Robert W. Crothers, her brother, Robert T. Crothers, and her son-in-law, Charles Turner. Lynne will be greatly missed and was cherished by her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene S. Beautz, her sister Kathryn T. Crothers, her daughters Liza Turner, Sara Viszmeg, Alison Williams, her son in laws Carter Williams and John Viszmeg and her much beloved grandchildren Isiah and Caroline Turner, Jenson and Morgan Williams and Andrew and Jack Viszmeg.

Lynne was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She attended Wittenberg College before transferring to Penn State University where she met the love of her life, Gene Beautz. Lynne majored in English and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. In 1960, Lynne was first runner up for Miss Penn State. Lynne and Gene married on July 8, 1961. Early married life led them to Hatboro, PA and then to the Binghamton area where Lynne taught 7th grade at Maine Endwell.

Lynne was a dedicated wife and mother and attended every field trip her daughters went on. She was an amazing self-taught seamstress and worked out of her home doing alterations for others for years. After her youngest daughter was in middle school, Lynne wanted to set an example for her daughters as a working mother and returned to work. She was an attendance officer for the Binghamton City School District where she served for over 20 years. Lynne loved her work and went above and beyond to help the children and families she served.

Her true passion was founding the College Connection with Betsy Williams. Lynne helped hundreds of students learn about colleges and helped many first generation students attend college. Lynne was a Board member and active in the BHS Dollars for Scholars as well as a trustee for the First Congregational Church in Binghamton for many years. Lynne expanded the Fresh Air Fund program to the Binghamton area. She became a gymnastic judge in the area. Lynne took over leadership and helped rejuvenate the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Club. She also was a PSU alumni advisor for years, visiting high schools and hosting prospective students in her home.

Lynne loved whole family trips to Cape Cod, the beach, reading, Hilton Head, plants and flowers and watching PSU sports. Lynne’s favorite times were when her family was together, no matter where they were.

There will be a celebration of life this summer to honor Lynne’s memory.

In lieu of flowers and to remember Lynne’s dedication to high school students, please consider donating to BHS Dollars for Scholars in her memory.