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Mary "Liz" Elizabeth Beu

April 29, 1936 — February 12, 2022

Mary "Liz" Elizabeth Beu

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Julien Beu, age 85, passed away Feb. 12, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born April 29, 1936, to Dr. G. Gordon and Neva Mary (Keen) Julien who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband of almost 60 years, Clifford John Beu; brother, George Gordon Julien Jr.; and sister, Lillie Virginia Sage. She is survived by her son, Michael Kevin Beu (Barbara) of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter, Lesley Alane Votava (David) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Joshua Kenneth Beu of La Junta, Colo., Meagan E. Gray (Paul) of Siloam Springs, Ark., Abigail Marie Votava of Denver, Colo., and Adam David Votava of Colorado Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Emil and Sophia Gray of Siloam Springs, Ark. She graduated from Central High School in 1954; attended Monticello College in Alton, Ill.; received her AA from Pueblo Junior College in 1956; and attended the University of Denver where she joined the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a licensed preschool director and teacher at Happy Hands preschool in the grove; St. Peter's Preschool and director at Trinity Lutheran School where she developed their daycare program. She kept very busy with her preschool work where she dearly loved "her kids". She taught for thirty years. Liz kept busy with her sewing, collecting cookbooks and cooking, arts and crafts, and working on genealogy. She also belonged to the Arkansas Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for fifty years; Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Massachusetts; Captain Peregrine White Chapter National Society of Daughters of the American Colonists; Flagon and Trencher; John Doane Family Organization; Indian Paintbrush Chapter National Society Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century; National Society Court of Honor; United States Daughters of 1812; Order of the Eastern Star Number Seven. Liz also served as an officer in most organizations and designed pins for two national societies. Liz loved her family, her preschool children and parents, and enjoyed the genealogical groups in which she belonged. A special thank you to Colorado Springs Compassus Hospice Care.

At her request, there will be no funeral service. A private burial memorial will be held at Roselawn Cemetery.  Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com

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