Beverly Jean Doty Boettiger-
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Beverly Jean Doty Boettiger
1937 ~ 2013
Beverly Jean Doty Boettiger (Dodie) passed away peacefully at home in Sandy, Utah surrounded by her family, November 16, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born September 27, 1937 in Cody, Nebraska to Levi and Mildred Evelyn Hansen Doty. Beverly was raised at Whitehall Children’s home in Lincoln, Nebraska and then by several foster families. There were two families she was especially close to; Fred and Ella Schulke and Orin and Levinia Webster.
Beverly enjoyed her life with her family. They were her highest priority in life and she passed that teaching on to her children and grandchildren. She was both mother and father to her children, having divorced when they were young. She was greatly loved and honored by them for her strength and tenacity. She was a strong, hardworking, single mom raising her children with much love, wisdom, creativity, and humor. She served in the Air Force as a basic airman in 1955 and 1956.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, camping, movies, family events, and lunch with her “Golden Girls”. She loved crocheting, sewing, reading, watching soap operas, and learning about history. Beverly worked for Safeway Grocery in Loveland, CO, for over 30 years and was a union steward, belonging to the UFCW, Rocky Mountain United Food and Commercial workers. She was the first female grocery stocker on the night crew in her region.
Beverly loved to explore. When her children were young she would often take them on an adventure. She loved to drive and play tour guide/story teller and create fascinating stories as they visited many new sites. She was a great story teller and had an incredible imagination. She created many wonderful memories for her children and grandchildren to fondly remember. Beverly was fiercely loyal to her family and friends.
She is survived by her four children, Victoria (Randy) Cutliff, Sandy, UT; Richard Boettiger, Sandy, UT; Michael Boettiger, Loveland, CO; and Cindi Bryant, Sparks, NV. Grandchildren, Holly (Michael) Pearce, Pearl City, HI; Nicholas (Michelle) Rosencrans, Sandy, UT; Jessica Boettiger, Loveland, CO; Corey Boettiger, Golden, CO; Cody Boettiger, Loveland, CO; Alexis Bryant, Sacramento, CA; Jamila (Tyler) Hokenson, Dallas, TX; Denise (Chris) Silva Plymouth, MN; and Bryan (Melinda) Cutliff, Fort Wayne, IN. Eight great-grandchildren, brother Charles (Judy) Doty, sisters Shirley and Lila Mae, and extended family members Rhonda Boettiger, Drake, CO and Shirley Crouse, Loveland, CO, her lifelong friend Sharon Robertson, Loveland, CO; and “Golden Girls” Nancy Graham, Loveland, CO, and Bettie Cathey, Fort Worth, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, foster parents, and several brothers and sisters.
She was especially thankful to her nurse and friend, Lisa, her aide and friend, Sandra, and all those who lovingly came to visit her and care for her at home from Millcreek Hospice Home Care.
As she wished, she has been cremated and a private family memorial will be held in Cody, Nebraska.