Barbara Ruth Geiser Beck, 66, passed with peace and grace on Sept. 28, 2016. Survived by daughter, Sharon and son, James, both of New York City; their father, J. Michael of Pueblo; her mother, Carol Geiser of Sun City West, Ariz.; sister, Bobbie Miller (Mark, Daniel, Grant) of Greeley; brother, Terry Geiser of Sun City, Ariz., and sister, LaVonne Trenary (Lee, Bruce, Jim, Cindy) of Deltona, Fla. Predeceased by her father, Robert Geiser; and mother-in-law, Marie Pike Beck. Known as 'Bunny' to her family, Barbara was born on July 27, 1950, to Carol and Robert Geiser in Greeley; she received degrees in organ and voice from Colorado University, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. As a young woman, she moved to Pueblo where she continued her career in music and dedicated her life to her children, the arts, and teaching. She was an artist in residence at Colorado State University Pueblo where she taught applied and technical voice, as well as applied organ, and served as organist and music director at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Barbara was a very active member of the Pueblo arts community. She co-founded the Pueblo Children's Chorale, played and sang with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, music directed numerous opera scenes, musicals, and chamber operas, coached Broadway camps for summer festivals in the region, was an accompanist and member of the Pueblo Choral Society, and was a member of the Okolitza Tamburitzans community, in addition to participating in many other artistic communities and endeavors. Barbara will be remembered as a fiercely passionate woman whose greatest loves were her children, family, students, and the arts. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Ln. The family wishes to thank the community for their huge outpouring of love and support. Donations may be made in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003 for the Barbara Beck Memorial Scholarship in Voice. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Sharon and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your hearts find peace in time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Jennifer and I send our condolences to all of Bunny’s family. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. In the beginning, a mother is a caregiver, then a confidant, sometimes the enemy during our teenage years & finally a friend during adulthood. There is no one else like a mom. I have thought of you often during the last several days & hope you are doing well. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. To the Beck Family: We are so saddened by Barbara’s passing. She will be missed a lot at King of Kings Church as our organist and choir director. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all.

  5. Thinking of you and keeping you close in our hearts through this sad and difficult time.
    Love, Sandra and Steve Allen

  6. Mike, so sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. What an extraordinarily talented woman! You and your family are in my heart. – Gale

  7. Dear Michael and family;
    I am so sorry for your loss an the loss of a fantastic voice teacher! She gave me such an incredible foundation for teaching my students voice. She will be missed in the musical family.

  8. J. Michael and family,
    My sincere condolences go out to you. Barb held a special place in my heart and in my family’s heart. She was a wonderful teacher to me, an incredible musician and a musical light in Pueblo. I was so saddened to hear the news of her passing. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Much love, Marcy Spencer

  9. The premature loss of Bunny’s life has left a hole in so many hearts!
    My earliest childhood memories include her and her family; it is hard to imagine that she won’t grow old with us. A classy lady, talented musician and loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, Bunny has made a difference and left the world a better place. My life was blessed by her friendship, complemented by her unique sense of humor and warmth for others. We will keep her memory alive. She will be missed.

    Mary “Malone” McMahon and family

  10. Lance and I send all of you our heartfelt condolences. We know the love you all felt for Bunny and how much she returned it with each of you. She was a very talented, giving, and funny woman. She thrived as a mother and her legacy is a proud one. We are in California right now, but thinking of you all in the coming week. Mina and Lance Steen

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