March 4, 1926 ~ January 9, 2021
Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Bessie Rebecca Wigton Housman, 94, abandoned her physical garment and peacefully ascended to the spiritual Kingdom on the morning of Saturday, January 9th, 2021. Born in Pueblo, CO to Washington Irving Wigton and Bessie Ramsey Wigton. Predeceased by her parents; by her beloved husband and boyfriend of 70 years, Charles Oliver Housman; her elder brothers, Junior, Henry and John, and her brother-in-law, Louis Housman and niece, Nancy Housman. Survived by her beloved sons, Jon (Gloria), Robert (Colleen), Brian, and Van (Lori); her daughter-in-law, Melonie Seal; her sisters-in-law Virginia Shaw (Dave), Alice Housman, and Suzy Ruppert (Roger); her younger brother, Chester; her beloved grandchildren, Cara Fitzgerald (James), Jennifer Klein (Casey), Charles, Brett, Kelsie, Annie, Sarah Lucero (Miles), Mitch (Ashley), Grace and her great-grandchildren, Tommy and Bobby; her adored niece, Cindy Wright, and her many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Becke was a happy and joyful soul. She loved card games, word searches, dancing, singing and piano hour. Her very favorite songs to sing-along to in the last few years were Doris Day’s “A Bushel And A Peck”, “Frère Jacques” (Brother John), and Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”. Becke lit up when family visited and called her. She was a long-time card shark and loved playing Blitz and Bridge. She also enjoyed Uno and Yahtzee. Her favorite shows to watch were “Texas Ranger”, “Murder She Wrote”, and “Wheel of Fortune”.
Becke was a Bahá’í. She would often recite the healing prayer and the Tablet of Ahmad by memory. She called all of the nurses and staff who helped her, “precious”. She was truly loved and adored by many. She was strong, brave, and hardy. Becke lived a long, beautiful life and did not go a day without hearing “I love you” from her family. She is in eternal love now and will be cherished forever.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Sharmar Assisted Living Center, Abode Hospice Care, and Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors for all of their care and support.
Graveside Service: January 11, 2021 2:30 pm
Mountain View Cemetery of Pueblo
1315 Acero Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004