Susan Kay (Beatty) Tomazin was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Sister.
Born September 20, 1947, she left this world suddenly on March 16, 2021 at the age of 73 in her home in Highlands Ranch, CO.
A life-long Coloradan, she was born in Denver, CO to Eugene Beatty and Kathleen Barth. She graduated from Cherry Creek High School class of 1965, and went on to attend The University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a degree in teaching.
Her life was dedicated to the care and education of young children. She taught elementary school education both before and after raising her 5 children, specializing in Kindergarten and 1st grade. She prided herself in connecting with children during these formative early years at Walnut Creek Elementary and All Souls Catholic School. She continued her work with young children as an aide at a local daycare in her later years.
For much of her adult life she was heavily involved with Youth Group activities at multiple Catholic parishes throughout the greater Denver Metro area. Many of these years were spent at Queen of Peace Church in Aurora, CO where she was instrumental in their youth programs.
While her own children were growing up it went without saying that their friends and all of the neighborhood kids were always welcome in her home. Without question, the thousands of children’s lives she touched will be a legacy that lives on long after her death.
She truly loved cooking, baking, and preparing family recipes that are sure to be passed on for generations to come. This manifest itself through Sunday dinners and family gatherings which she found the greatest of joy in.
Perhaps her favorite pastime was reading fiction novels which she did for hours every night. She was thoroughly engaged with her beloved sports teams, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes, rarely (if ever) missing a game on TV. A lifelong love of dance carried all the way to her final days when she would go and dance twice a week with her oldest son Craig.
While she did not travel a lot, she had the opportunity to travel to Rome, Italy and The Vatican which was a highlight of her life. She was also enchanted by the Southwestern United States and its Native American heritage. She loved traveling to various destinations in New Mexico over the years, and genuinely cherished the few pieces of Native American art and jewelry she collected along the way.
Throughout her life, but in particular during her later years, her Catholic faith was a cornerstone of her being. This was clearly evident in her avid participation in the church and her reverence for her favorite holiday, Easter. She frequently stated that the course of her life was to be left up to “God’s plan”.
She is preceded in death by her only daughter Tara, her (infant) brother John, and her parents.
She is survived by her four sons Craig (Holly) Tomazin, Grant (Christa) Tomazin, Ryan (Swede) Tomazin, and Eric Tomazin; her four brothers Mark (Polly) Beatty, Paul (Peggy) Beatty, Brian (Sandy) Beatty, and Bruce (Sue) Beatty; her granddaughter Makayla and grandson Anthony; her step-grandchildren Robyn and David; her (ex) husband Thomas, and large extended families that she loved dearly on both the Beatty and Barth sides.
A Catholic memorial service will be held on Friday 4/16/2021, 10AM at St Mark Catholic Church (Rosary at 9:30), 9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, Father Gregory Bierbaum officiating, there will be a brief reception to follow.
Service will also be LIVE STREAMED at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-6LaPEItmQ
In lieu of flowers we encourage you to make a donation In Memory of Susan Tomazin to Samaritan House Denver https://samhousedenver.org/donate-other/