Beth Argyros Kocher passed away in Delray Beach, FL on March 18, 2021 from complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease. She was born November 3, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois daughter of Arthur and Shirley Argyros. Beth spent her youth in Hornell, NY and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She graduated from Ft. Lauderdale HS. She later worked at Inverrary CC in Lauderhill, FL in real estate and later in Country Club management working for ClubCorp. She was the General Manager at Hillcrest Country Club in the early 80’s. She relocated with ClubCorp to Pinehurst, NC in 1984 where she was Executive Vice President at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club for 22 years before retiring in 2006. Beth was instrumental in the resurgence of Pinehurst in the world of golf both as a destination golf resort and country club. She was the first female member of the Pinehurst Rotary Club, served on the local hospital board, and was a board member of the Sandhills Children’s Center. In 2005, Beth served as the first female Chair of a Men’s United States Golf Open. She was also voted the Business Person of the Year in Moore County, NC. Beth was loved, respected, and admired by her coworkers, business associates, friends, and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Art and Shirley Argyros, her sister Kristine, and her brother in law Michael. She is survived by her husband, Brad of Delray Beach; a daughter Laurie Henegar of LakeWorth; a granddaughter Madeleine Henegar; a sister Diane Saunders (Jack) of Boca Raton, and a brother, Jimmy of Pensacola, FL; one Aunt, Alice Hill of Boca Raton; two nieces, four nephews, two great nieces, five great nephews, and many cousins. Donations appreciated to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund through the donate link below or by mail to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Please identify the gift as a Tribute to Beth Kocher.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.