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Gloria E. Beckius

January 1, 1933 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 89)

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Gloria E. Beckius, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on February 27, 2022.

Her parents were Walter H and Anna M Einspahr. She was born January 1, 1933 on an acearage east of Haxtun, Colorado.

Gloria was baptized and confirmed at Zion Luthern church in Holyoke, Colorado by Reverend R Einspahr.

She attended first through 8th grade at District #3 in Sedgwich County. Gloria attended high school at Phillips County High School in Holyoke, graduating in May of 1950. In the fall of 1950, she moved to Ogallala, Nebraska to work at Goodall Manufacturing Company. Later she went to Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator, until they went dial.

While working at the Telephone Company, she met the love of her life, Donald Dean Beckius, who resided in Keystone, Nebraska. On April 14, 1956 they were united in marriage at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ogallala, Nebraska. Gloria was baptized, confirmed, and became a member of the church. To the union of Don and Gloria, was born two daughters, Kimberly Ann and Brenda Lea.

In March of 1967, the family moved to Holyoke, Colorado, where Gloria transferred her membership to St. Patricks Catholic Church. She was a devoted member of Altar and Roseary Society, where she served as an officer, Paragon Club, and Holyoke Lions Club. She also served as a 4-H leader and FHA Chapter Mother for many years.

Over a period of years, Gloria enjoyed sewing for her girls and herself. She was sure to crochet each grandchild an afghan when they graduated high school. As time went on, she decorated cakes of many kinds. For Don's niece's and nephew's, when they were married, each received a wedding cake as a gift from them. They would haul cakes near and far, hardly ever having to do repairs on arrival. Gloria's latest hobby was scrapbooking and making greeting cards. She could sit late into the night working on them.

Gloria is survived by her daughters Kimberly Redden of Brush, Colorado and Brenda Tracy and son in law Bruce Tracy of Jewell Iowa, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several step grand and great grand children.

Preceding her in death, were here parents Anna and Walter Einspahr, brother Eugene Einspahr, God child Shelly Hatch, son-in-law Larry Redden, and husband Donald of 57 years.

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March 3, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Baucke Funeral Home
1220 SW Interocean
Holyoke, CO 80734

Recitation of the Rosary
March 3, 2022

7:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
541 S. Interocean
Holyoke, CO 80734

Funeral Service
March 4, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
541 S. Interocean
Holyoke, CO 80734

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