To say Beth Breithaupt lived larger than life would be an understatement. She was the epitome of a warrior in every sense of the word.
I became familiar with her decades ago when she made the ultimate birthday cakes. Truly, any cake for any occasion. She was the “go to” if you wanted beautiful and scrumptious, which sometimes both attributes are hard to achieve. It did not matter if you wanted something extravagant, she was always willing to go with wild ideas and making the vision come to fruition.
Beth was also the kindest soul I believe I have ever met. Not a day would anyone have known she struggled with anything by looking at her. A smile a mile wide would cross her face regardless, most especially when she spoke about her sons. She was that way about everyone’s children who she knew – a motherly figure who was just as proud of your children and their accomplishments as you.
Every year, Beth would have her home decked out for holidays. I distinctively remember a massive spider she had on the roof of their porch. It made me smile every single day passing it! She decorated even when her sons were grown. Her picket fence was always lined with lit garland. Her corner of the neighborhood has always been a happy spot.
Over the past few years, Beth has battled for her life. She gave cancer hell and fought it off as long as she could. She will be remembered as a friend who didn’t go down without a fight. May she rest in peace and have eternal holidays up in heaven decorating to the nines!