June 24, 1934 - Jan. 18, 2013
Beverly passed away peacefully into her next life at the Hospice Palliative Care Center in Grand Junction on Friday, Jan. 18, at the age of 78.
Beverly was born June 24, 1934, to Francis Joseph Pretti and Mabel Evelyn Merrihew at the Pretti family homestead on Silt Mesa.
Beverly was a homemaker most of her adult life, she greatly enjoyed making large homemade holiday dinners for her family. She also spent long hours researching the Pretti family genealogy, which she also enjoyed tremendously.
In 1993, Beverly suffered a life changing stroke. Although it limited her physical abilities, it never altered her spirited personality or ability to laugh and accept her challenges in life.
Beverly is survived by her loving companion, her best friend, and inspiration to persevere through her challenges, Don Coulson; her daughter, Kathy (Steve) Glazner of Cortez; her sons, Mark (Cori) Henderson of Gilbert, Ariz., and David (Kristi) Henderson of Centennial; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Ted (Phyliss) Pretti of Ogden, Utah, and her little four-legged companion, Buddy, that she loved dearly.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated if made to Hospice Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction.
April 22, 1943 - Jan. 8, 2013
Priscilla Diane Wallace, age 69, passed away on Jan. 8. She will be missed tremendously by her little man, Bandit. Services will be held in Connecticut at a later date.