Obituary: Anabeth (Betty) Neish

Anabeth (Betty) Neish
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Anabeth (Betty)


September 18, 1918 – September 18, 2020

Betty Neish passed away peacefully on September 18, 2020 at the age of 102 years. She was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado September 18, 1918 in the Willet Hospital on 7th Street, later known as the ‘band room’. She grew up in Steamboat, graduated Valedictorian from SSHS and went on to receive Economic and Finance degrees from DU. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Neish, in 1942.

Growing up in Steamboat Springs she enjoyed her summers camping, fishing and horseback riding on Buffalo Pass. While raising her three children in Steamboat she organized the Northwest Colorado Horse Show, was a stalwart presence during Winter Carnival and volunteered teaching at MYF. With an impeccable wit and great intellectual curiosity, she had many interests including philosophy, nutrition, finance, and competitive bridge. She also enjoyed knitting, baking and sharing produce from her bountiful garden. A life well lived!

Predeceased by her husband of 78 years Betty is survived by three children; Ed Neish, Lenore Grace, and Sanse Berry and their spouses; four grandchildren, four great grandsons and numerous relatives.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Her family would like to thank Ed and Ursula Neish, as well as Peggy Aiton, for their dedication and sacrifice while caring for Betty.

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