Beverly Kay Rhodus Blamey, of Denver and formerly Leadville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and little dog Marley on Sept. 2. 

Bev was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Covington, Oklahoma to Athol and Kathryn Rhodus. As a teenager, she moved to Leadville where she eventually met and married Aloysius Blamey. They were together 65 years until his death in 2012. 

Bev worked at the Cherry Creek Card and Party Shop in Denver for 27 years. She loved her job and all the wonderful friends she met while working there, her family said. She was blessed with a multitude of friends and a family that loved, admired and cherished her. “Everyone that knew Bev loved her,” they added.  

Bev was preceded in death by her husband Al; sisters Lawana Bartell and Darlene Lindbloom and brother Lee Rhodus, all former Leadville residents; and her son-in-law Robert Baum. She is survived by her son Duane; daughter Karen Baum; granddaughters Amber Kay and Tiffany Blamey; her dog Marley; many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. “She will be missed dearly, always loved and remain in our hearts forever,” her family said. Services were held on Sept. 7 at the Quebec Place at Fairmount in Denver.