Ralph A. Beatty III, 67, passed away April 14, 2011. Survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Ria 'Di Di' Beatty; mother, Myrtle J. Beatty; children, Belle Poppenberger and Dolph Beatty; sisters, Barbara Jo Lipcon and Sandra Palmer; brother, John Beatty and grandchildren, Jack and Morgan Poppenberger. Preceded in death by his father, Ralph A. Beatty, Jr. Ralph was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Oakland, Calif. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. At his request, there will be no viewing. A gathering in his honor will be held at a later date. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. It’s been years since I’ve seen “Butch”, my best friend Sandy’s little brother (though not so little back then..:-)), but I’ve always been able to follow his life through communication with Sandy and his mother, Myrt. He was a good man by all accounts and had a great family. May he rest in peace now, and all his suffering, troubles and tribulations be over. I wish I could’ve known him better in these later years.
    To his family, Ria and the kids and grandkids, and his mother and sisters and brother: may his memory, especially of the good times, sustain you and may God be with you. I love you all……..

  2. Ahhhhhh, my best friends little brother. How sad to hear of his passing. I wish I could’ve known him better in these later years because, by all accounts, he was a terrific guy with a wonderful family. I’m sorry I never got to meet them. Rest in peace, dear Butchie, and may his memory sustain all of you, and may God’s love help you to cope….

  3. Ria and family,
    Kariss and I were very saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. We will miss him at the block parties and will always remember his friendly smile and wave as he passed by our home. May the Lord’s peace be with you.

  4. Ria and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was such a sweet man. Always enjoyed our atv & camping talks. May you find peace in knowing you will be reunited someday in a most beautiful place.
    Damian & Nicole Pritts

  5. Ria and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. What a kind and sweet man Ralph was. I know there are no words to comfort you at this time, but wanted you to know I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Our peace is in knowing we will see our loved ones again in a better place. Fondly, Kim (from Pueblo West Dental)

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