Mary Elizabeth McChesney

August 4, 1935October 13, 2020

John 14:1-4

1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”

Beth was born in Ft Lupton, CO, and lived a full life in Ft Collins, Denver, and Gilpin County. She graduated from Ft Collins HS and attended CSU. She touched everyone’s heart she met. Beth married Jim Rickard in 1953 and Jack McChesney in 1966. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched, especially her children, Debbi Skitt, Jack Rickard (Janell Stephens), Lisa Linden, her grandchildren, Rochelle Duke (Chris), Jasmine Hutton (Will), Nathan Skitt (Alisha), Daniel Rickard, Laura Rickard, and her great grandchildren, Calder, Mattias, Hazel, Odin, Alexis, Peter, Macie, Joey, Joel, Jadon, Jesse, Kennedy, her brother and sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins (BIG FAMILY) and her many friends. She enjoyed serving numerous organizations locally and in the United Methodist Churches including Ft Collins, Thornton, Central City.

Beth knew she made a difference with her philanthropic endeavors. She loved participating in life, socializing at every opportunity. There will be a viewing Monday, October 19, 5-7 pm, and burial Tuesday October 20 at 2 pm at Crown Hill, 29th and Wadsworth. Facial coverings and social distancing required at all events.

There will be a celebration of Beth’s life virtually at a later date posted on Beth's facebook page.


  • Nathan Skitt
  • Jasmine Hutton & Peter
  • Debbi Skitt
  • Janell Stephens
  • Daniel Rickard
  • Laura Rickard
  • Jack Rickard
  • Lisa Linden


14 November

Virtual Celebration of Life

3:00 pm



  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Mary Elizabeth McChesney

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Tanya Hartley

October 19, 2020

Aunt Beth
You will be sincerely missed
Ron, Robbin, Tanya, Terry, Dee, Nelson.

The entire Hartley family

Chris Duis

October 19, 2020

Dearist Beth
You Greeted everyone as they walked into St James Methodist Church every sunday morning.
It was an honor knowing you.
If only the world could only learn from your kindness & love.
I will miss you .
Chris & Jody

Deb Wray

October 19, 2020

I could always count on seeing her smile greeting me at church! No matter what my mood was, she made me smile!
Thank you Beth for being you!

Carol Snyder

October 17, 2020

Beth was a wonderful friend! I knew her from Bible Study and she always sat next to me and we saw each other at Senior Lunches. We will miss her very much. I am praying for all of you that God will comfort you at this time.

Carol and Woody Snyder

Pat Stuart

October 17, 2020

One of my favorite bible study sisters, and I learned many important things from her. She has been a real blessing in my life! God bless her.

Lois Dratch

October 17, 2020

Dear Loved Ones of my dear Friend Beth McChesney,
Know that She Loves You All, all of the time, and prayed for You All, all of the time. Know it to be true in your hearts that even though she has entered eternity she will still be praying for all of You.


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