Beverly Lou Hurley, 85, passed away Jan. 3, 2013. Survived by son, Grant Allen (April) Hurley of Monte Vista, Colo.; daughters, Kris Hurley of Pueblo, Colo., Karla (Dan) Clader of Montrose, Colo.; grandchildren, Erin (Jared) Butero, Elly Naill and Joe (Jamie Reigenborn) Naill, Megan (Ben) Menard, Kelsey (Ely) Walker and Will Hurley, Emily (Kyle) Kyburz and Hannah Clader; great-grandsons, Dedric and Archer Burns, Michael Butero; numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Grant William Hurley; brothers, Warren and Allen Huot. Beverly was born on June 24, 1927, in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota to Gilbert Huot and Louise Zaiser Huot. A self proclaimed tomboy, her childhood memories in Red Lake Falls include adventures with her brothers and cousins, cold winters with lots of snow, playing drums and percussion in the marching band, and spending time with beloved grandparents who lived across the street. She always knew she wanted to become a nurse. Bev completed her nursing education with the Cadet Nurse Corps Program at Asbury Hospital in Minneapolis. After working for a year she and one of her nursing school classmates decided they wanted to ski and see the west, and the two young nurses hitched a ride to Denver. They both landed jobs at Denver General Hospital and soon fell in love with Colorado. On a blind date, she met a clever and handsome medical student, Grant Hurley. They married after he completed medical school, spent a year in Phoenix for his internship, then moved back to Colorado and settled in Pueblo in 1954. Beverly's main focus in life was her family. She exemplified generosity and kindness, volunteering as a nurse or in other capacities - most recently at the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center. We will always treasure our fond memories of Bev - skiing, fly fishing, working a 'challenger' crossword puzzle or jigsaw puzzle, cheering on the Broncos and the Vikings, and playing cards. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO. In lieu of food or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo Cooperative Care through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. The Hurley family has always been very special to the Swartz family, and we mourn for your loss.

  2. Dear Ones,

    As family, I know you will all miss Bev. She was a wonderful role model. giving love, good sense, and humor. We played a lot of Scrabble & had the opportunity to discuss politics, books, history, values, & football, but she mostly bragged about all of you. On those lazy afternoons we would slip out our back doors to avoid our husbands & crawl through the fence to finish a game. I called her “Ajax” because she plopped that word down on a triple word score & I challenged. She won. Then one day she played ‘oxymoron’ which covered TWO triple word scores + 50 points for using all seven letters. For you nonscrabble people, that comes to 188 points in one move. She was the champ in many ways. I think when a person spends so much time in our hearts they become part of who we are. Bev made me a better person. I will miss her along with all of you. Sending prayers and love.

    Johnny

  3. Grant, Kris, and Karla, I am so sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were very special to me and my family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bill Swartz

  4. May each family member be comforted during this time of grief over the loss of Bev. Bev was gracious to many and will be missed. May the sadness surrounding Bev’s loss turn to pleasant memories over time. Each of you continue to be in our prayers now that Bev is gone. God bless you in the days ahead.

  5. Dear Grant, Kris, Karla, and the whole Hurley Family,

    When Brenda Seeger sent me the news of Auntie Bev I was not sadden. Because I saw how she lived such a loving and purposeful life. She shared humor, oh we laughed together. Bev had the knack of keeping old memories alive by telling family stories. There is comfort found in that. When she saw someone who needed help her hand was extended in such tangible ways. I was one of many who was the recipient of that extension and my life was changed. How she lived her life and who Bev and Grant were was a couple, is now in us. Bev and Grant’s laughter, love, and guideance will always be remembered. I send you my love and prayers during this time. I know God can heal our sadness and someday we will meet again in heaven.
    With much love and prayers,
    Ann (Huot) Weis

  6. We were saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. We know that she is at peace with Grant and her brother’s. We don’t really know the Hurley kids but we are a part of the Zaiser clan. We visited Bev and Grant in Colorado when Louise lived there. We were told that you may be bringing some of her ashes back to Red Lake Falls this summer. It would be great to have a gathering of the Zaiser clan and share memories of all the cousins.

  7. Hurley Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I have seen your mother but have many fond memories of her during our active years in the Medical Auxiliary. She and your dad were very gracious in welcoming us when we moved to Pueblo. We laughed about our husband’s names being misunderstood when paged at Parkview. It was hard to differentiate between Hurley and Murley so they tried G. Hurley and G. Murley but that didn’t work so they finally ended with paging Grant Hurley and Gordon Murley. I will always remember your mother’s beautiful smile and her willingness to help others. She had a big heart and shared her love and friendliness with many.
    Keeping you all in our prayers at this sad time.
    Most sincerely,
    Helen and Gordon Murley

  8. Grant Allen, Kris & Karla, I wish with all of my heart I could be there for Aunt Bev’s Memorial Service. Denny and I both have the flu bug and aren’t venturing to far. I know your mom was suffering and not herself at all. It’s hard to watch that happen, I know. She had such faith and lived life accordingly. That’s how my dad was. I imagine there’s quite a family reunion going on up there. God in His mercy had brought Bev to her heavenly reward and she’s casting that fly rod, pounding those drums and praising His name for ever more. Those of us left behind mourn her loss, and rightfully so. We all loved her and will miss her always. Our Thoughts, Prayers and Love to all of you. May God’s strength, mercy and
    healing love be with all of you. Sending Hugs, Judy and Denny

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