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Beulah Neiman - July 01, 2010

Beulah Mae Monk-Neiman, 93, of Holyoke was born July 9, 1916 to Albert Side Monk and Cynthia Ann Woodward-Monk. She died July 1, 2010 while recovering from a stroke in Sedona, Ariz.

She was raised on the family homestead 24 miles northeast of Yuma, along with her three brothers and two sisters.

She graduated from Waverly High School near Yuma and met her husband Doyle at a ball game in the Wages community. They were married in Brighton on Sept. 19, 1934 and remained married until his death in 1982. They resided at their farm/ranch in the Wages community, 18 miles southwest of Holyoke for nearly their entire marriage, besides spending one year in Holyoke and five years in Sterling.

Besides being a bookkeeper and agricultural equipment operator, she had many talents including poetry writing, crafts, art work (painting), sewing, quilting, cooking and her innate abilities to entertain at the spur of a minute. When she resided in Sterling, she was actively involved in community service, helping establish a used clothing store for those in need, but her greatest joy was giving anonymously.

Beulah was a member of Pleasant Valley Church as a child and the Wages Methodist Church after she was married, then later the Sterling Methodist Church and Holyoke Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Flying Farmers of America and many other organizations.

Beulah was a wonderful mother, grandmother and neighbor, and was always there to lend a helping hand. Her children and entire family hold thousands of wonderful memories and life lessons from this amazing woman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doyle E. Neiman; brothers Gilbert Dale Monk and wife Elsie, William Woodward “Bill” Monk and Dallas Albert “Bert” Monk; sisters, Zella Merle Monk-Piper and husband Charles and Phoebe Willetta Monk-Josh and husband Carroll; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Kay Newman; and sisters-in-law, Vicky Neiman-Solomon and husband Jack and Margie Neiman-Burtch and husband Clarence.

Beulah is survived by her sisters-in-law, Jennie Monk of Yuma, Dolly Monk of Yuma and Arlis Monk of Greeley; brother-in-law, Jon Neiman and wife Francis of North Platte, Neb.; children, Naomi N. Neiman-Newman and husband Stan of Holyoke, Judy E. Neiman-Sander of Sedona, Ariz., Eddie L. Neiman and wife Cindy of Copperopolis, Calif. and Doyle E. “Dee” Neiman II and wife Kula of Rimrock, Ariz.; grandchildren, Marc Newman and wife Anne of Holyoke, Matthew Newman and wife Martha of Holyoke, Mica Newman-Koehn and husband Doug of Marshall, Mo., Marla Newman-Trumper and husband Rocci of Fort Collins, Jeffrey Sander and wife Aleksandra of Medford, Ore., Jim Sander and wife Alexandra of San Diego, Calif., Janna Sander-Monroy and husband Marco of San Diego, Jeana Sander of San Diego, Kristin Neiman-Stonebarger and husband Dan of Highlands Ranch, Eric Neiman of the San Francisco Bay area, Calif., Scott Neiman and wife Bonnie of the San Francisco Bay area, Russ Starkebaum of the San Francisco Bay area, Lisa Starkebaum of the San Francisco Bay area, David Neiman of Loveland, Jennifer Neiman-Morgan and husband Pete of Greeley, Luke Neiman and wife Katy of Eaton and Sky Neiman of Phoenix, Ariz.; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for Beulah’s close friends and family will be held Thursday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at Yuma Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute in Beulah’s name to the BeCause Foundation, 411 W. Gordon St., Holyoke, CO 80734 or Children’s Hospital Foundation, 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box 045, Aurora, CO 80045. Visit and sign her memorial guestbook at