Ella Mae Moffitt Beach

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July 23, 1938 ~ May 14, 2023

Born in: Rocky Ford, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Ella Mae Moffitt Beach was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, to James and Bessie Moffitt. She grew up in Fowler, Colorado, and graduated from high school in 1956. She met the love of her life, Deane Beach, in Fowler while he was a telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad. They were married on October 10, 1959, in Fowler. Deane’s job took them to several small towns in Colorado and they finally settled in Pueblo where Deane worked for CF&I Steel Mill. In 1971, Ella Mae became an Educational Assistant for School District 60 and retired in 2002. During that time, she worked with countless students (and their children) who fondly remember her long after her retirement.
Ella and Deane moved to Bonaventure Senior Living in 2019, where she remained until her passing. Deane and Ella celebrated 62 years of marriage quietly while being quarantined with COVID-19.
She never knew a stranger, and everyone liked her. She was a great mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. When she was with family, her trusty camera was never too far away. We all believed that she had stock in Kodak Film.
Ella Mae Beach passed away quietly on May 14, 2023, with her children at her side. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held this summer. Her ashes, along with Deane’s, will be scattered by her family on the Greenhorn Mountain they so fondly loved. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Your Mom and Dad will always hold a special place in my heart. So many memories of when you all attended Broadway Christian Church, seems like just yesterday! I know I will see them again!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Ella Mae. She and Deane made a great team raising a fine family.
    I think back to Jim & Bessie and the great years working next door to each other for our two families. Lots of admiration and laughter!

    Ella Mae made everyone’s day a better place and she will be greatly missed. Our prayers and condolences to you all. Jonathan

  3. Sandy and Jim,
    I am saddwnws to hear of Ella Mae’s [passing She and I worked together many years in District No 60. She was a wonderful perspn, colleague and Friend. I will miss her Sh e always spoke of gret pride of her children and gradchildren. Me deepest condolesences to her family, Kent Burger

  4. To Ella Mae’s family,
    I share your grief at the loss of Ella Mae, I so enjoyed working with and knowing her during my time at Wesley, and even during her final days we shared a greeting and memories when we would see each other at church events. A wonderful and faithful servant of God and friend to all who she met!
    I will sorely miss her smile and positive outlook on just about everything!

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.
    I always enjoyed visiting with Deane and Ella’s May about the Arkansas Valley and Eastern Colorado. We had mutual friends.

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