June 24, 1960 ~ November 10, 2022

Born in: Orlando, FL
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Reginald Perry Bethea, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathryn Bethea; and children, Ashley Bethea and Jonathan Bethea. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman R. and Barbara J. Bethea; sisters, Cathy Guiterrez, and Rachel Thomas; and his brother, Randy Bethea.

Perry was born June 24, 1960, in Orlando, Fla., and was raised in Syracuse, N.Y.

He moved to Colorado in the ’80s and attended Pikes Peak Community College where he met Kathryn. Perry went on to attend Aurora Community College and finally attained his Master’s Degree through online learning. He worked for the State of Colorado Health Department and was currently employed at PCAPP. Perry loved spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Zeus. He enjoyed antique shopping with Kathryn, but his other love was going fishing.

Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service to be announced at a later date. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

“Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?”

~ Author unknown

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  1. Condolences from our family to yours, We were shocked to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace and God give your family strength at this very difficult time.

  2. CandleImageI am truly saddened to hear Reg passed away. I knew him from when he’d stop by our store to check stuff out. He always had a great attitude. Me and the guys from work were sad to hear about his passing.

    Much love from my fam and the guys as well. We are sorry for your loss and he will be missed.

  3. Still can’t believe you’re gone my friend. It was a good experience working with you and will be hard to forget you Perry.

  4. CandleImageI’m so sorry for your loss. I love you all so much. I hope that in this time you’re able to find the strength to get through this. May God keep you in His loving arms.

  5. I worked with Perry at the Colorado Department of Public Health in the late 80’s. Perry was my replacement at El Paso County Health Department after my return to Denver. I remember his positive outlook on life and his big heart. Although I lost touch with him over the years he was always, and remains, in my thoughts. Christopher

    • Thank you for sharing you story with our family. Perry had the joy of meeting so many people that enhanced his life personally and professionally.

  6. I was shocked and saddened by the announcement of Perry’s death. Perry was my guest speaker for years at East High School until he moved to Alaska. My students loved him and he was my go to guy for all questions asked by my students. Please accept my condolences.

    • Thank you. Speaking at East High School as well as the other schools around Pueblo was his favorite part of the job with the Health Department. When we would run into past students, they would always mention “The talk” and laugh thanking him.

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