Beverly Ann Alexander
Beverly Alexander passed away on May 11, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Bev was born in Des Moines, IA to M.E. and Leona Schultz and grew up in Lincoln, NE She attended Pius X High School in Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska.
Bev was an accomplished watercolor artist and her work was exhibited in galleries and numerous award winning juried exhibitions in Arlington, VA., Anchorage, AK, and in Colorado Springs, Vail, Breckenridge, and Ouray, CO.
Based on a grant from a private individual, Bev initiated a Professional Community Speaker Program for District 49 in the mid-1990’s that brought in individuals from various professions to speak to students at District 49 schools. She received numerous commendations for her efforts to enhance the knowledge and awareness of different career opportunities for local students.
Bev enjoyed equestrian activities and spent many hours over the years training and riding her favorite horse Lucy. She and her family also enjoyed skiing, fly fishing, hiking, and camping in the Colorado high country. In recent years, Bev pursued digital photography as a hobby and many of her beautiful photos may be found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/msbeazley
Bev will be remembered for her love and devotion to family and her appreciation for the beauty of nature and the outdoors.
Bev is survived by her husband of over 46 years, Jon Alexander of Black Forest and son Dennis Alexander, daughter-in-law Lesli Alexander, and grandsons Connor and Caillen Alexander of Ft. Collins. CO.
A Memorial Mass service will be held at 11AM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Our Lady of the Pines Church. Flowers may be sent to the church at 11020 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908, or, memorial gifts may be provided to the Our Lady of the Pines Building Fund at the above address.
Arrangements under the direction of Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs, CO.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Beverly Ann Alexander
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June 5, 2011
Bev was one of my closest friends ever. Our passions for Art and Nature brought us together over 30 years ago. I adored her sense of humor and appreciated her love of adventure! Being around Bev was like a vacation into the most energetic and creative parts of my mind! I will always miss her but know that she is in a peaceful place.
June 4, 2011
Bev was a good friend/neighbor for almost 30 years. There are so many memories that come back to me every day. She was there for me through my trials--death of a husband, family problems, and in my happy times, when I met and married Dick. I admired her faith and how she led her life. We didn't always agree on politics, but we respected each other's points of view. I wished I could have been at the memorial service, but Dick and I were out of the country. I hope Bev has found a peaceful place and can be amused at us earthlings trying to carry on without her! Joanne and Dick Katnik
May 21, 2011
My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. I just learned about Bev's passing during a Tri Delta brunch today, and it was a shock to me. So sorry I missed the memorial. We have two of Bev's lovely paintings hanging in our home---I purchased those years ago, and have treasured them ever since, especially since she was a sorority sister, but also because she was such a gifted artist. It is sad that we did not remain in touch, but I have thought of her many times through the years.
My best to you,
Cherri Disque (Tri Delta alumni)
May 18, 2011
Bev was the close friend of my older sister and I enjoyed getting to know Bev through the years when I spent time with Bev and my sister Nancy. I loved Bev's sense of humor and her enthusiasm for her artnand for fly-fishing and nature in general. Bev will be greatly missed.