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Roberta Turner and Lyle Beattie

Wheeler cleans up at National American Miss Pageant

Veronyka Wheeler competed for her second year in the Jr. Teen division at the National American Miss Pageant June 30 through July 2 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. She won eight trophies and was invited to Nationals, which are held in Anaheim, California, the week of Thanksgiving. She would like to give a special shoutout and thank-you to the following for their support: The Black Dog Saloon; Elias Transportation; Bailey’s Garage Door; Western Slope Doula; Patriacca Construction Inc.; the Frenches; the Baileys; Molly Douglas; and her friends and family.

The O’Keefes welcome Noah Benjamin



Tim and Marina O’Keefe of Glenwood Springs are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son Noah Benjamin O’Keefe on June 28, 2017, at 7:55 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long. Noah’s family includes grandparents Drew and Bonnie O’Keefe of Stratham, New Hampshire, and Stephen and C.P. Kanipe of Aspen, Colorado, and siblings Drew, Abigail, Joshua and Catherine.

Turner-Beattie wedding



Roberta Turner and Lyle Beattie, both of Glenwood Springs, were happily united in marriage on June 17, 2017, in Parker, Colorado, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Jan and Wayne Marusin. The bride was escorted by her grandson, David Bourquin. The outdoor ceremony was officiated by Steve Beattie, son of the groom. Seven-year-old Matthew Beattie Keller served his great-grandfather as best man. Shelby Hunt, the bride’s granddaughter, was the maid of honor. Ten great-granddaughters, organized by Lorie Beattie Courier, were flower girls who spread rose petals over the bridal aisle. Kerry Beattie Smith, the groom’s daughter, was the soloist, giving a beautiful rendition of “You Raise Me Up,” accompanied by her brother Steve on the guitar.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed a luncheon followed by champagne and cake served by Gary and Susan Turner Pauley. Brian Bourquin, grandson of the bride, and his wife, Sarah, were the official photographers. Guests from out-of-state included Mr. and Mrs. Justin Beattie of Encinitas, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith of Mesa, Arizona.

For a special touch, a doe came down and rested in the meadow, observing the celebration.

The couple will be at home at 90 Ptarmigan Lane in Glenwood Springs.


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