Beverly Lorraine (Reigan) Koehler
Beverly Koehler, age 65, passed away early Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, at E. Dene Moore nursing Home.She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Los Angeles, to Reuben M. and (Mollie Neuberger) Reigan. Beverly was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church-Los Angeles, on Jan. 26, 1941. Her family moved to Rifle in 1944 where Beverly was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle on Aug. 15, 1945. She graduated from Rifle Union High School, and after graduation went to Mesa College in Grand Junction and took a summer course in bookkeeping, then moved to Denver and worked for Davis Sales Co. until she started a family. She was always very active in her church and held many offices in the LWML, and also active in the United Auto Workers Woman’s Group, she was a member of the Rifle Reading Club for six years, she also took care of foster children for over 12 years, loved soft ball and bowling and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend.She is survived by her husband, Ralph, from Rifle; mother Mollie Reigan of Rifle; one daughter, Paula Koehler Newton from Commerce City; and one son, John Koehler of Canon City; as well as one brother Robert Reigan of North Platte, Neb. There are three grandchildren, Steven, Issac and Rachel Newton, and many nephews and nieces and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Reuben. Visitation will be today at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel from 1-4 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle at 10 a.m., Pastor Edward Schmidt will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Newton, Isaac Newton, Russ Marsh, Arnold Mackley, Larry Wallace, and Jack Wigington. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations go to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, E. Dene Moore Nursing Home or a charity of ones choice. Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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