Betty Beck

Obituary of Betty Louise Beck

Betty Louise (Partridge, Haworth) Beck of Loveland, passed away on June 25, 2022 at Brookdale Assisted Living at Mariana Butte at 92 years of age.  Betty was born on December 4, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa to Clarence D. Partridge and Faye Usher.  She was welcomed by her older sister Ruth.  Betty was born during the Great Depression and always told everybody how her parents wanted to call her Elizabeth, but they could not afford all the extra letters.  So, they settled on Betty.  Betty grew up in Axtell, Kansas surrounded by her loving family of grandparents, aunts (6), uncles (6), numerous cousins and friends.  Betty graduated from Axtell High School May 1947 with a class of 14.  She played basketball while in high school.  Betty was a lifelong piano player that could play a variety of music. 

Shortly after graduation, her parents packed up and moved to Berthoud, Colorado.  Her Dad operated a gas station, bulk delivery service and performed mechanic work.  The station was located at 9th and Mountain.  On March 7, 1948 Betty married Everett Myron Haworth.  To this union they had three children: Michael, Linda and Richard.   On November 9, 1970, Betty married Robert Roy Beck in Loveland Colorado.

Betty was resourceful (frugal) and a hard worker.  She worked for a short time at Johnson’s Corner and then worked for Scientific in Loveland.  Betty started her banking career at the Berthoud National Bank.  She worked for United Bank in Longmont and Fort Collins.  She finished her career at Key Bank in Loveland.

Betty loved to work in her yard and flower beds.  She enjoyed decorating her house and yard with an array of plants and animals.  She liked to do craft work, sewing quilts, clothing, doilies, Christmas decorations and stockings.  You were in the family when Grandma make you a sequined Christmas stocking.  Of course, grandchildren and great grandchildren received one automatically. 

Betty loved the Broncos and watching old westerns.  It was well known – do not call Grandma during the Broncos game!  As adamant as she was about the Broncos, it was nothing, compared to her love of her family.  Betty lived for her family.  She was a devoted mother, always giving of herself.  She looked forward to family gatherings where a game of Ole Hell or Hearts would breakout.   She was a silent competitor always either winning or being near the top.  Even after turning 90, she was still competitive.

Betty will be greatly missed.  She had a great sense of humor.  Preceding Betty in death was her parents, her sister Ruth Mason, husband Robert Beck, son Michael Haworth and daughter Linda Holzworth.  Betty is survived by her son Richard Haworth (Laurie) of Loveland, her grandchildren Jody Holzworth (Leo Kay) of Vallejo, CA; Justin Holzworth (Jenni) of Manhattan, MT; Amber Haworth (Josh Lopez) of Loveland; Marshall Haworth (Kelsey) of Littleton; Kyle Haworth (Allie) of Thornton; and Jeremy Marshall (Gaby) of Arvada.   Betty is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren:  Lane, Jack, Kade and Carter Holzworth of Manhattan, MT;  Kazdyn, Annistyn, Kierslyn and Breckyn Haworth of Loveland; Torin Haworth of Thornton; Raegan Haworth of Littleton;  Brock and Cole Marshall of Arvada.  Betty is also survived by son-in-law Larry Holzworth (Sandy Mckay) of Belgrade MT; nephews Everett VanWestenberg (Karen) of Arvada; Chuck Haworth (Dana) of Florence, CO;  Stan Haworth (Julie) of Loveland; nieces Karen Sorenson of Loveland and Marilyn Allen (John) of Laporte.

A special thank you to the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living at Mariana Butte for all their care for the last few months of her life.  Another thank you is extended to Canyon Home Care and Hospice.  A memorial service is planned for  August 13, 2022 at 11:00am at Viegut Funeral Home.

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Memorial service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Viegut Funeral Home
1616 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland , Colorado, United States
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