Obituary photo of Beth Bleser, Denver-Colorado
In Loving Memory of

Beth Bleser

1932 - 2018
Obituary photo of Beth Bleser, Denver-Colorado
In Loving Memory of

Beth Bleser

1932 - 2018

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Bethena Bleser passed February 7th at home following complications from a mid-December stroke.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard Bleser last year in mid-May. She is survived by her son Alan, daughter-in-law Robin, and her “Angel” grand daughter Alison.

Born in Glendale, Texas in 1932 to Linnie and Holly Barrick as the youngest sibling of eight. Brothers James, Delbert, Cody and sisters Correna Stockton, Lyllie Hurst, and Bernice Calvert passed prior to 2010. She is survived by her older sister of 12 years, Jo Reed in Prescott, Arizona, and sister-in-law Jeanette Renck of Fullerton, California.

Her family moved from Texas to southern California in the late 1940’s where she married Richard Bleser in 1956, and settled in the Woodcrest subdivision of Riverside. She and sister Jo worked at the local Kress Department store and were inseparable sisters.

Her son Alan was born in 1958 and the family home was built along side the homes of her in-laws and older brother-in-law.

From 1966-68 Beth and Rich spent summers in Monument, Colorado near the construction projects he directed at the U.S. Air force Academy with the family owned Premier Waterproofing Co.

Attracted by the lure of land in the Rockies, the Bleser’s moved to a purchased lot in Arapahoe County near Parker and Arapahoe Roads where the family home was built together, also where Beth served in the all-female volunteer fire department.

The lot was transformed to an estate of over 600 trees, ducks frequently landing on the fish pond holding hundreds of goldfish, and deer roaming from the Cherry Creek river bed.

Beth welcomed her “Bird”, daughter-in-law Robin as one of her own children. They cherished telling jokes, creating wonderful pies and Christmas cookies over the years, and her knitted sweaters and baby blankets each year. Her contributions to the Thanksgiving meal for the Cooper clan was a treat to behold, made special by the shopping and laughing with the daughter she never had.

Her favorite job was insisting to be day care provider for Alison in her early years.
A precious time of growing up with much love and care.
She found an hour of time daily to talk long distance with sister Jo and plan their yearly visits in Arizona as only sisters can do. She’ll be missed by so many who knew her.

To share a memory of Bethena or leave a special condolence message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.
Bethena Bleser passed February 7th at home following complications from a mid-December stroke.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard Bleser last year in mid-May. She is survived by her son Alan, daughter-in-law Robin, and her “Angel” grand daughter Alison.

Born in Glendale, Texas in 1932 to Linnie and Holly Barrick as the youngest sibling of eight. Brothers James, Delbert, Cody and sisters Correna Stockton, Lyllie Hurst, and Bernice Calvert passed prior to 2010. She is survived by her older sister of 12 years, Jo Reed in Prescott, Arizona, and sister-in-law Jeanette Renck of Fullerton, California.

Her family moved from Texas to southern California in the late 1940’s where she married Richard Bleser in 1956, and settled in the Woodcrest subdivision of Riverside. She and sister Jo worked at the local Kress Department store and were inseparable sisters.

Her son Alan was born in 1958 and the family home was built along side the homes of her in-laws and older brother-in-law.

From 1966-68 Beth and Rich spent summers in Monument, Colorado near the construction projects he directed at the U.S. Air force Academy with the family owned Premier Waterproofing Co.

Attracted by the lure of land in the Rockies, the Bleser’s moved to a purchased lot in Arapahoe County near Parker and Arapahoe Roads where the family home was built together, also where Beth served in the all-female volunteer fire department.

The lot was transformed to an estate of over 600 trees, ducks frequently landing on the fish pond holding hundreds of goldfish, and deer roaming from the Cherry Creek river bed.

Beth welcomed her “Bird”, daughter-in-law Robin as one of her own children. They cherished telling jokes, creating wonderful pies and Christmas cookies over the years, and her knitted sweaters and baby blankets each year. Her contributions to the Thanksgiving meal for the Cooper clan was a treat to behold, made special by the shopping and laughing with the daughter she never had.

Her favorite job was insisting to be day care provider for Alison in her early years.
A precious time of growing up with much love and care.
She found an hour of time daily to talk long distance with sister Jo and plan their yearly visits in Arizona as only sisters can do. She’ll be missed by so many who knew her.

To share a memory of Bethena or leave a special condolence message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.
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