In Loving Memory of Beverly Lou Lightsey


Beverly Lou Lightsey, age 77, passed away on July 30, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She was born on September 7, 1942 in Maywood, Illinois to Arthur Boyd White and Louise Maul White.  She grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri and graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1960. As a student there, she was an active member of the Riding Club, Hockey, and Basketball Teams. She later went on to attend the University of Missouri. Then in 1968, Beverly married Robert L. Lightsey after they met in Greeley, Colorado. Though their marriage ended, they still remained friends.

Beverly worked as a Tech/Aide for CDOT while Denver International Airport was being built. In addition to being a single mother, she also worked as an Office Manager and as a Waitress before retiring in 2006.

As a Breast Cancer Survivor, Beverly was full of life and full of love. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play hockey and cheering them on from the sidelines.  She also loved doing crafts such as cross stitch and jewelry making, driving cross country with family and friends, and she had a passion for reading. One of her favorite things was raising Balinese Show Cats; she was rarely seen without one of her furry friends.

Beverly is preceded in death by her father, Arthur Boyd White and her mother, Louise White; and grandson, Justin Lee Spiker.  She is survived by her sisters, Adrienne Sarmiento and Claudia Walker; ex-husband, Robert Lightsey; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Roland Spiker; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, and Tyler Spiker; daughters, Blake Strausser and Lisa Gabris; son and daughter-in-law, William and Karen Kellerman; grandchild, Jessica Aversman; and great grandchildren, Morgan and Michaela Aversman.