OBITUARY

Elizabeth May Brink

February 18, 1934June 21, 2020

Elizabeth May Brink, Born 18 February 1934 in Glade Park, Colorado - Died 21 June 2020 in Greeley, Colorado.

Betty was a Homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Betty was a wonderful, caring soul. The best wife, mother and grandmother. Betty and Bob were married on July 15, 1951 until Bob's passing in 2014. She is predeceased by Robert I. Brink (husband), Robert L. Brink (son), Thomas I. Brink (grandson), Christopher C. Brink (grandson), Harvey and Ethel Israel (parents), Alice Viola Hill (sister), and is survived by her sons Lester Brink (Lula), Gerald Brink (Carol), daughters Teresa Stevens (Bryan), Margaret Smith (Dale), Rebecca McLaughlin (Thad), Daughter in Law Rebecca Brink (Robert L's wife), 30 Grandchildren, 59 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great Grandchildren.

She tried to attend as many events as she could for her growing family over the years and her children and grandchildren will all have special memories of the time she spent with each of them. For over 40 years she hosted Christmas morning breakfast for the family, who all tried to gather there each year. She had a superb sense of humor, something that she had in common with her sweetheart and passed down through the generations in the family.

She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Betty and Bob served two missions for the church. They also served together while Bob was the Branch President for the Laotion Branch in the Denver Area for several years. She served in other various church callings such as Relief Society President, Young Women's President, Primary President, Camp Director, Music Leader, and "Cookie Grandma" for the nursery, to name a few. She is remembered fondly as a Youth Seminary Teacher, where she served more years than we can count, even up until a year ago. Over the years, her students came to love her and the homemade cinnamon rolls she shared with them. She touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of the people she served.

In the last several years Betty volunteered in the library at the local elementary school and loved the interactions with the children there. She worked as an election judge for Adams County over a span of 5 decades. She opened her home to anyone who was in need, including family and friends who needed a place to stay.

Betty enjoyed gardening and almost every year until recently, she tended a large garden in her back yard, sharing the "fruits of her labors" with family and friends. Betty worked for many years in retail, managing fabric stores. She was a master seamstress and taught her children to sew as well. She was known for her quilt making. Children and grandchildren always received a quilt from Betty to celebrate special occasions such as a graduation, a wedding and the birth of a child. A quilt from Grandma is a cherished treasure.

Betty was the glue that held her family together and her loss is profound. We already miss her presence dearly, but we are grateful for the knowledge that "Families are Forever".

A visitation (with a limit of 50 people) will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 5:00-6:00pm, at Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80229; with a funeral service for Family only on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 100 Malley Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233 and the Graveside Service at Olinger Highland Mortuary, (with a limit of 50 people) following the funeral service. A Zoom link for viewing the funeral service by friends will be shared soon.

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Jessica and Jason Guison

July 1, 2020

Grandma Brink was one of the kindest wise and loving people I have ever met. We are so lucky we had her in our lives. We were able to visit with her several weeks ago for her to meet her great grandson Liam, and it was love at first sight. I am sad that he will not see her again in this life, to learn from her kind heart ❤️, but I know we will be together again and she is watching over all of us. We will tell Liam of his wonderful great grandma, and show him the quilt she made to give us at our wedding. She will always be in our hearts and memories. We love you Grandma.

Jean Kittinger-Merrill

June 26, 2020

Sister Brink was a such a loving lady and I have great memories of her. I appreciated her sharing her knowledge of sewing and other things. She was a great influence in my life.

Lori Booth

June 26, 2020

I will always remember spending Christmas 2019 with Betty and how much fun she was when we played the saran wrap game. She was just as invested in the shenanigans as the rest of us. It was a great experience getting to know her and hearing her stories. I'll treasure that time.

Raeann Keller

June 25, 2020

Sister Brink used to give me a ride to church and I got to know and love her. I will always have a special place in my heart for Sister Brink! I am so grateful that I got to know Both Brother and Sister Brink they were selfless when it came to serving others and they loved everyone they met. I love you, Sister Brink, please tell Brother Brink hello for me.

Emily Pitts

June 25, 2020

I got to learn from Betty as we taught seminary together for five years. She loved those kids fiercely, the Lord and His Gospel even more. Even though she has taught many years, she was still willing to learn something new. Her quiet, but determined, example to follow Jesus will always be what I strive for in my own life.

Alex Brink

June 25, 2020

Betty meeting her great great grandson Bentley. ♥️

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FROM THE FAMILY

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