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Obituary – Beverly Ray Capps

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Beverly Ray Capps

October 12, 1939 – May 26, 2022

Beverly Ray (Aldrich) Capps of Fort Collins passed away at Poudre Valley Hospital May 26, 2022. Beverly was born in Eads October 12,1939 to Don and Barbara (Bailey) Aldrich. 

Beverly was the third of eight siblings and a twin to her sister Barbara. 

Beverly spent her childhood growing up in Eads where she participated in the Methodist Youth Fellowship, played alto saxophone, sang in the school choir, and participated in 4H. 

As a teen, Beverly worked as a waitress and did odd jobs around the community. 

Beverly graduated from high school in May 1957 and married Robert Greenwell of Eads in December 1957. 

Beverly continued her participation in school events by hosting many school staff dinners and parties and continued to be a vital part of her close family while starting her own. Beverly’s first son, Leonard Don, was born a year after she was married. Two more boys, Timothy Lee and Michael L, came along shortly after. Just before moving to their new home in Berthoud in 1965, Beverly delivered the family’s first daughter, Lori Ray. Their new life in Berthoud elevated Beverly’s love to serve and fellowship with community members by continuing to host dinner parties in her home after school events, sing in the First Presbyterian Church choir, teach Sunday School, and develop life-long friendships. 

Beverly worked and volunteered in the elementary school helping children with their reading skills for many years until Beverly’s second daughter (fifth child), Amy KayLene, was born. 

In 1978, the family moved a few miles north to Loveland. 

In 1980, Beverly began a career with Colorado State University’s Continuing Education Department as a “Program Specialist.” Beverly worked in the Continuing Education Department for 24 years, working her way up to become the Director of Non-Credit Courses for CSU. 

In July 1985, Beverly married Tom W. Capps, whom she remained married to for 28 years until Tom’s death in January 2014. 

Beverly retired from CSU July 1, 2004. During retirement, Beverly continued her life-long love and devotion of doting over her husband, siblings, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Beverly was passionate about the Denver Broncos and her vast array of Denver Bronco mementos. Beverly was kept company by her dogs, Jewel and Bosco, whom she loved deeply. 

Surviving members of Beverly’s family include her son Michael (Shelly) Greenwell of Littleton; daughters, Lori (Gary) Jensen of Loveland, and Amy Greenwell-Romero of Littleton; daughter-in-law, Kathy Greenwell of Billings, Montana; step-son, Todd Capps of Loveland; sisters, Joyce Moody of Rohrersville, Maryland, Donna Friedman of Ft. Collins, twin sister, Barbara Uhland of Eads, Sandy Mihich of Ft. Collins, Cindy (Don) Smith of Ft. Collins, and Pamela (Ron) Weinzaphel of Copperas, Texas; and the only brother to all these sisters, Don Aldrich of Wellington. Beverly had 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, as well as many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews whom she adored. 

Beverly always remembered the birthdays of her family members and enjoyed choosing a special birthday card for each one. 

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Barbara Aldrich; sons, Timothy Lee Greenwell (1979) and Leonard Don Greenwell (1992); husband, Tom Capps (2014); and step-son Tedd Capps. 

A service will be held June 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Ft. Collins, and also in Eads at the First United Methodist Church June 11 at 1:00 p.m. 

The family asks guests attending in person wear Denver Broncos or bright colors to the service. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer County Humane Society in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bohlender Funeral Chapel.