November 5, 1936 ~ April 1, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Mary Ann Beauvais, 85, passed away April 1, 2022. Survived by her son, David (Jacque); daughters, Sue Ann and Colleen; grandchildren, Bart (Kacey), Wade (Alex) and Vickie (Andrew); extended family, friends and grand dog, “Holly Belle.” Preceded in death by husband, George “Jay”; and parents, Stella and John Papish. Mary Ann was born in Pueblo on Nov. 5, 1936, graduated from Central High School in 1954, and was instrumental in organizing their many class reunions. She worked at Campbell’s as a Wedding Consultant for 18 years, was a hostess for the Colorado State Fair for 30 plus years and was happiest in the kitchen cooking for family and friends and delivering “Mary Ann’s Meals on Wheels.” Mary Ann was a member of the Rosemount Auxiliary and was Pueblo Library Woman of the Year in 1998 for her volunteer work. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Bldg. B, Pueblo, CO 81008, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 or Abode Hospice of Pueblo, 1038 Eagleridge Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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Rosary: April 7, 2022 9:30 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

719-542-1552

Memorial Mass: April 7, 2022 10:00 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

719-542-1552

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  1. Colleen and family,
    I just found out about the loss of your mom and dad. I worked at Campbell’s with your mom and stayed in touch with her over the years. Her and your dad took communion to my mother for several years and I was so grateful for the friendship they shared with her. I know you all will miss them both terribly, but will rejoice in knowing they are now together again. I always admired the close loving relationship they had every time I saw them together. May you find peace in your memories.

  2. Colleen and Family — You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad we have the assurance that your parents are now truly together again in Heaven — No more tears, no more pain, no more are they shackled by earthly tents. Praise God for this assurance.

    Sending you my love – Alice Stefanic

  3. Our cousin Mary Ann was the sister my brother Frank and I never had. She was a kind and caring and loving soul and it seemed only natural that she would fall in love and marry a man like Jay Beauvais, who had those same qualities. Together they raised a family that spread joy and comfort to the entire extended family, with parties, gatherings, and always, wonderful food. Mary Ann was an inspired cook and eagerly shared her Slovenian heritage with recipes brought over from the old country. She was proud of her Eastern European roots as she demonstrated at her Confirmation, 75 years ago:
    As the story goes, it was customary for the bishop to convey the sacrament of Confirmation at each parish ceremony, including St. Mary’s Church, which served the Slovenian population of Pueblo. But, before the official conveyance of the sacrament, to show those in attendance they knew their stuff, he would wander among the conferees asking “soft-ball” questions about the faith. So, when the bishop, thinking they most certainly know we are Roman Catholics, asked the class, “What kind of Catholics are we,” and did not get an immediate answer, he was perplexed. “Come, come, children, you know the answer,” he said. When he asked again and got no reply, Mary Ann, seeing her classmates sweating bullets, and their teacher-nuns scowling and clenching their teeth, raised her hand. The Bishop responded immediately, “Yes, please stand young lady, give us your name and tell us what kind of Catholics we are.” “My name is Mary Ann Papish and we are Bojon Catholics.”
    Bojon Catholics or not, Mary Ann and Jay didn’t just practice their faith, they lived it in word and deed. Faithful to each other, dedicated parents, gracious grandparents, trusted and valued friends to so many, diligent workers at their many and varied jobs, or serving mass, bringing communion to shut-ins, delivering meals on wheels, taking folks to the doctor, they were there. When my parents became infirmed the Beauvais became their surrogate family and we shall never forget them for it. Colleen, David, and Sue Ann, I know these past few years have been difficult and demanding, but I hope you can take comfort, as have Marianne and me, in Colleen’s words, “They are finally back together.”
    And together they will always be. Our deepest sympathy to you all,
    Bob and Marianne Stofac

  4. What a loss for the entire community. Mary Ann and Jay were such good people.
    Profound sympathy to all of her family

  5. CandleImageColleen and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and your family are in our prayers.

  6. Mrs. Beauvais was a very special lady. We came to know her over 42 years ago when she helped with our Wedding Floral arrangements. We got to know her closer through her children and our church. Mrs. Beauvais always had a smile on her face and was never too busy to help those who needed it. We are better people for having known her in our lives. We know she has joined George in heaven, yet her smile and friendship will be sorely missed.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Rhonda and Scott

  7. CandleImageMary Ann was a joy to know. She was always pleasant, friendly and willing to lend a hand.
    She and Jay were a delightful couple very devoted to each other. Now they are rejoined for eternity released from the infirmities and frailties that were an earthly bondage. Mary Ann and Jay will both be remembered as “salt of the earth” people. May they rest in peace in their heavenly home. My most heartfelt condolences are extended to all of the family. We weep because death separates us from our loved ones and it is only human to weep. May we each remember that as Christians our belief is in everlasting life and we rejoice as our loved ones now are home and share in the everlasting knowledge and love of God.
    With sympathy & fond memories of Mary Ann & Jay,
    Lucille Corsentino

  8. Mary Ann always had a smile on her face. She was such a sweet person. So glad to have known her. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely. The Gerringer’s

  9. Mary Ann was such a sweet lady. She and George were the perfect couple. I am so glad that I knew them. Rest in Peace Mary Ann. You will be missed

  10. Dave, Jacque, and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mother’s are special. Remember all the good times with her.
    Hugs,

  11. My deepest condolences to Colleen and her family. May all of your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.

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