Bev (Buzan) Pressey

bev pressey

May 27, 1939 ~ July 16, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Bev (Buzan) Pressey, 78, passed away July 16, 2017. Survived by her loving husband, Sumner W. Pressey, III 'Press'; daughter, Pamela (Tim) Vaughn; loving grandmother to Emilie and Stephen Vaughn; and great-grandson, Highe Timothy. Also survived by many cousins and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Paul C. and Louise Buzan. Bev was born on May 27, 1939, in Wasco, Calif. and received her Masters of Music from University of Montana Missoula. She taught music in Miles City, Mont., Whittier, Calif, summer music teacher at University of Hawaii, taught music in District 60 and 70 full/part time from 1966 to 1986. Bev was the music director/organist/pianist at First Baptist Church, pianist at Adriance United Methodist and part-time organist and choir member at First Presbyterian Church, all of Pueblo. She was a member of Alpha Mu Delta, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo Historical Society, Pikes Peak Polymer Clay Guild, charter member of Centennial Class 1957 Club, past member of Pueblo Chorale, charter member of 'Penguins' of YWCA and Pueblo Athletic Club. At Bev's request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences,

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  1. Press and Pam, many wonderful memories of being neighbors on Jackson Street. We are sorry for your loss and we know you had a great life together. May your memories bring you comfort through these tough times. We are sorry we weren’t able to attend the funeral.

  2. Dear Press and Family, Losing a loved one is difficult.
    I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.I met Bev 7 years ago at the Pikes Peaks Polymer clay guild..The guild will miss you Bev.

  3. Dear Press and Family, So sorry we will not be with you in person tomorrow but will be with you in our thoughts. We don’t need to tell you what Bev meant to us. Just wish we had spent more to time with you Press and Bev. We will miss her very much and won’t pass “Fizzoli’s” without thinking of Bev. Take care and may God give you comfort and peace. Love, Dick and Audrey

  4. I met Bev about a year and a half ago at the Pikes Peaks Polymer clay Guild. She welcomed me in graciously and warmly. She was so much fun and always made me laugh. She will be missed in our guild. Love and hugs to her family.

  5. My condolences to the family. I am so sorry we can’t be at the services Saturday, but we are out of town. Sending prayers for the family. Ben will be greatly missed.

  6. Dear Press, Pam and family,
    We were so very sorry to hear about Bev! What a lady!
    She deeply cared about people and had an awesome
    sense of humor! PRAYing for you! Love, George and
    Liz Lee

  7. May you and your family be comforted by the great memories with your mom. I know she loved you very much and you loved her. She’s at peace and healed now. Peace be with you all.

  8. Many years past since grade school and on. Many prayers for the family.
    Many will miss the smiles and times spent together.

  9. I met Bev at the YWCA swimming pool about 9 years ago. At first, I wasn’t too sure about this sassy lady, but it didn’t take long to understand her sense of humor. She became an important part of my life with the Penguins. She celebrated with me on the birth of my 3 granddaughters and always asked to see pictures of them. When times became very troublesome when my father died, she lent a sympathetic ear. She continued to do so as my father’s 3rd wife became a painful thorn in my side. I’ve been blessed to have Bev in my life. It was for such a short time, but I am thankful I was part of her life. May the joyful memories you shared with Bev sustain your family during this time.

  10. Press and Pam and family, I will greatly miss Bev dearly. She treated me and my kids so kindly and with her wisdom she gave me some wonderful advice, that I will cherish every day. It is a very sad time for your family and my love and prayers are with you. I know that she is in God’s auditorium filling it with beautiful music to each and every angel in that audience.

  11. Bev, I will miss your spunky outlook on life and all the polymer art you created. Press and family, deepest sympathies for your lost. She was a bright light here on Earth and I know she will be brightly shining in heaven too. ❤️ May God bring you comfort in this time of loss.

  12. Press, Pam and family, I wish we could be there. Bev and I shared so much with our music and friendship. She was like a sister to me. We love you all very much.

  13. Press, Pam, and family: Bev meant so much to me and I was honored to call her friend. She made my time as Music Director at 1st Presbyterian
    so much richer. I cherish and treasure her memory, and pray for peace and comfort in the months ahead.

  14. Dear Press, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking and praying for you and your loved ones in the days ahead.

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