Myra Jean Beatty (née Mann) of Arvada Colorado born January 1st 1935 in her Grandparents home in Rawlings KS passed away July 18th at the age of 88. She was the oldest child of Orville and Anne Mann.
She graduated from Goodland High School in 1952 and shortly thereafter moved to Colorado to pursue her education in nursing. After graduating magma cum laude with a BSN in nursing from Denver University/St Luke’s in 1956, Myra practiced at Lutheran Medical Center and Saint Anthony’s Medical Center.
In 1956 she met Richard (Dick) Beatty. They married on June 14th 1957, and were married for 67 years.
Myra went on to have a successful and rewarding career as a nurse practitioner, specializing in infectious disease. During her career, Myra received a number of awards and certificates for her leadership and nursing skills, including recognition in Who’s Who in American Nursing. In addition, Myra was a respected nursing instructor. During her long marriage with Dick, they traveled the world including China, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. Together they raised two children, daughter Linda and son Richard (Rick). Myra was an accomplished piano player, cook, and seamstress.
She loved everything lemon, sparkly hats, coffee with friends and the Hallmark channel. Most of all she was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and a giving friend to so many. There was not a person she met whose life she didn’t impact. Myra was always the epitome of class and sophistication. As the saying goes, “they broke the mold” and with Myra this is true. The world was a better place because of her, and her legacy of goodness, kindness and love is unmeasurable. Proceeded in death by her parents, brother Darrell, and husband Dick. She is survived by her brother Steve, daughter Linda (Doug) Bell, and son Rick (Cristi). 5 Grandchildren, Andrea (Chris) Geoff (Meghan), Megan, Kristen (Armani), and Erin (Dylan). 5 great grandchildren, Isaac, Kendra, Noah, Logan, and Liam, and many many friends.
Rosary will take place on August 16, 2023 beginning at 10:00 AM at St Joan Of Arc, 12735 W 58th Ave, Arvada, Colorado 80002. Following the Rosary, Mass will begin at 10:30 AM.