Beverly Rose Counts was born March 13, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in Michigan, she married her husband, Charles, in the years following World War II and stayed home to raise their children. When the children were grown she went to work in retail sales. In 1983, throwing away their snow shovel, Bev and Chuck retired to Zapata, Texas. They both loved Texas and Bev blossomed there. She volunteered at the library and became a library board member. She volunteered with the local Ladies Auxiliary as well as with the Zapata Chamber of Commerce. She and Chuck were active members of Kingsway Church and loved their church family there. Her greatest happiness came from finally turning her lifelong love of books into a small used bookstore which her husband built in their yard. She loved to sit in Bev's Books with their dog or one of their feral cats and while away the hours visiting with customers and reading or rearranging books. After being widowed, she moved to Colorado in 2004 and settled with her daughter and her family in Pueblo West, Colorado where her life was much quieter. She happily spent her time reading and cuddling with her little dog, Suzy. Beverly passed away in Walsenburg, Colorado on August 9, 2019 at the age of 92. She is survived by daughter, Connie (Bill) Godfrey; son, Charles (Kathy) Counts; and granddaughter, Brenna (Cole) Moses. She was preceded in death by husband Charles Counts; parents, Irvin and Edith Olson; and brother, Irvin Olson, Jr. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to P.A.W.S. for Life, 800 N Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81003 or Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005

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  1. Life can be so illogical at times.
    We are saddened by the loss of the person who taught us how to laugh. You had a great sense of humor.
    You brought joy to the hearts of many and you meant everything to us. The beautiful and serious moments you shared with us will always speak of the great person that you were.
    Our memories will never be forgotten!
    You will be missed forever and always.
    Rest In Peace our dear friend, Bev!

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