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Beverly Burkhart - September 05, 2012


Beverly Jean Burkhart, 79, of Holyoke, died Sept. 5, 2012 at Regent Park Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 2, 1933 in Sioux City, Iowa to Harry Dean and Helen C. Cutler.

She grew up in Sioux City. Beverly went to public school and graduated from East High in January 1951.

Beverly was united in marriage to Raymond Lawrence Burkhart on May 2, 1952 in Vermillion, S.D. Beverly was an employee at the phone company, part time at Younker’s, J.C. Penney and May Construction.

Beverly and Raymond were blessed with three children: Catherine (Cathy), Jo Lynn and Raydean (Dean). Beverly and Ray moved their family to Colorado in 1963. Beverly retired in 1995.

Beverly loved crocheting, word search puzzles, camping, gambling and playing bingo. In her spare time, she also loved to go shopping. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas, when her family would all gather together. When her grandchildren were young, she always looked forward to having them come to Denver and spending time with them.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Dean, and her mother, Helen.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond of Holyoke; her three children, Catherine and Ron Edge of Holyoke, Jo Lynn and John Richardson of Marget, Fla. and Raydean (Dean) and Kelly Burkhart of Northglenn; five grandchildren, Wendy of Gainesville, Ga., Dena of Lincoln, Neb., Krista of Lakeworth, Fla., Shaun of Ogallala, Neb. and Alyssa of Northglenn; 11 great-grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.

Beverly will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Services were held Sept. 8 at Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, with graveside services following.