Ruth A. (Kreie) Beals

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December 4, 1932 ~ January 30, 2020

Born in: Sylvia, Kansas
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Ruth A. (Kreie) Beals, 87, passed away Jan. 30, 2020. Survived by her husband, Clifford Beals, Pueblo, CO; sister, Neva Jo (Kreier) Paden of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Shelda Beals of Bethany, OK; daughter, Debra (Rev. David) Cramer of Gardiner, ME; granddaughter, Heather (Brandon) Stultz of Falmouth, ME; great-granddaughter, Lia Falmouth, ME; granddaughter, Jana (Steve) Creamer; great grandson, David; great-granddaughter, Kirsten, all of Waldoboro, ME; of son, Craig (Lindy) Beals, Gladstone, OR; grandson, Cameron (Shelby) Beals of Oregon City, OR; numerous nieces, nephews and many “adopted” children and grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her father, Edward A. Kreie; mother, Hazel R. Kreie; brother-in-law, Bernie F. Paden; and her husband, Clifford’s siblings, Virginia, Harold, Howard, Evan and Kenny.
Ruth was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Kansas. She worked at Rexall Drug Store and Scripture Supply. Ruth was a member of Pueblo First Church of the Nazarene and she was a volunteer for CASA. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Ruth enjoyed family vacations and gatherings, attending church, small Bible study and prayer groups, singing in the church choir and ensembles. Fun loving and always young at heart, Ruth occasionally liked to “break the rules” due to her adventurous and stubborn spirit. Because of her strong faith in Jesus Christ, she was able to respect and demonstrate love to her family and everyone she came along side of. She was a godly woman, a prayer warrior and a true example of what a believer in Jesus Christ should BE!
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Her final resting place will eventually be next to her husband of 66 years at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.


Memorial Service: February 3, 2020 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. As one of Ruth’s many adopted grandchildren, my husband (“Craig 2”) and I will miss her deeply. She was a woman of incomparable and exuberant spirit. She played a great and influential role in my life, beyond teaching me how to eat saltine crackers with my ice cream! She was a truly selfless woman and always happy to lend a hand to others! I always greatly admired her work with CASA. While our hearts break with yours, rest assured that her footprints remain there evermore. I can think of no person better who embodies Walter Winchell’s quote “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

  2. Much love to my Beals family as you celebrate Aunt Ruth. She was loving and accepting of me and that meant so much to me. God bless you as you love and grieve.

  3. My love and prayers to all of the family. Ruth was always a kind, loving woman. I always enjoyed hearing her sing. and I have no doubt that Ruth, Leona, and Mrs.Mcgee are singing their trio praises to our Precious Lord and Savior! May God heal your broken hearts soon and filling you with His peace and joy. You know this separation is temporary with the Love, Mercy, and Grace bestowed upon us through Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father! Peace and comfort be with you

  4. Aunt Ruth

    She had the neatest and most organized purse and refrigerator of anyone one I have ever known. Much to my Dad’s chagrin she taught my brother and I to eat peanut butter AND jelly!! Dad just thought it should be butter and peanut butter only! She definitely added to my life in lots of other ways like that touch of jelly. She loved to laugh and when she asked you a question she really listened and her advice would sometimes be straight forward but it was real and full of love. She told me I would always be the mom of girls, and my brother, Kevin and Craig would have boys. She always encouraged and always prayed for us.
    She and Uncle Cliff loved their children and grandchildren like no others. Even though time and space were always against them being close they made it a priority to spend time and money to have the closest relationship with all of them.
    I admired her spunk, her strength, and most of all her love for Jesus! Heaven is sounder sweeter every day and it really is with Aunt Ruth there! I will miss her!
    This is from my husband John.. we have been married for 33 years and she loved him just as much as me.
    ”Lord, we lift up the Beals family today as they grieve the loss of an amazing lady. Ruth was a true servant, fun happy and loving lady. She always made you feel welcome, had a big smile on her face and loved life to the fullest. She loved he husband, her kids, her family and everyone she came in contact with. Sometime you would not have to say anything because you could see the love through her kind spirit. We will miss you Ruth. However, heaven gained a gem. She is hugging and loving on all the people she sees in heaven. Love you Ruth Beals. Goodbye for now…. but we will see you soon.”

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