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Betty Lou Carey

July 11, 1925 - June 11, 2017

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Betty Lou Carey
July 11, 1925 - June 11, 2017

This is the story of Betty Lou Greiner Carey. Betty Lou was an original. She was loved, respected, cherished, and will forever be missed. Betty's story starts on July 11, 1925 on Hurley Road in Houston, TX born to Otto and Eunice Greiner. She was the oldest of five siblings and was always the big sister. As a young woman, Betty moved to Colorado where she took job at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO. It was during this time that Betty would meet...

Betty Lou Carey
July 11, 1925 - June 11, 2017

This is the story of Betty Lou Greiner Carey. Betty Lou was an original. She was loved, respected, cherished, and will forever be missed. Betty's story starts on July 11, 1925 on Hurley Road in Houston, TX born to Otto and Eunice Greiner. She was the oldest of five siblings and was always the big sister. As a young woman, Betty moved to Colorado where she took job at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO. It was during this time that Betty would meet the love of her life JJ "Lou" Carey and in this beautiful background their courtship began. Their romance led to a fulfilled and exciting 40 year marriage. They were blessed with two sons, Grant and Brad.
Betty's greatest joy was being a wife and mother. She also enjoyed her volunteer work with various clubs and organizations. Betty took great pride in her work with the endowment fund of the Denver University's women's library association. Her natural gifts of hospitality and leadership were displayed in her many years of active participation with Welcome to Colorado International Club, where she served as past President. Together with her beloved husband Lou, they built Carey Construction which opened the door for her to become an active member and past President of the Denver Homebuilder's Association Women's Guild. In mid-1950's, their entrepreneur endeavors led them to The Cave of The Winds in Manitou Springs, CO. To this day, the family continues to operate and develop
The Cave of The Winds into a major Colorado tourist attraction. Betty's time and talents were given to many other clubs and organizations. She was also a member of the Cherry Hills Country Club, Denver Athletic Club, and Garden of God's Country Club.
Betty and Lou loved to entertain in a unique fashion that made their guests look forward to their next party. They enjoyed many family vacations in her beloved Hawaii. They started visiting the islands way back when the only way to get there was by ship.
On June 11, 2017 Betty's story ended as she peacefully passed away in Colorado Springs, CO. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be reunited with her beloved husband Lou. She will be missed by her children; Grant Carey and wife Annette of Colorado Springs, CO and Brad Carey and wife Kanda of Grand Rapids, MI. Her precious grandchildren Shelley, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Daniel Louis. Along with four great grandchildren Seth, Bianca, Triston, and Blake. Siblings Gene Ward and husband Jack of Houston, TX. She was also a treasured aunt to many generations of nieces and nephews around the country.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00PM at Fairmount Cemetery at the Flex Chapel in Denver, CO. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30AM at Ivy Chapel also at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO.
Betty would be the first to tell you that she had a wonderful life with no regrets. While Betty would love the flowers, a donation in her honor to the Denver University Women's Library Association would be preferred by the family.

Please feel free to watch a video of Betty's service by using the link below:
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