Ruth Nadine (Marks) Beach, 76, passed away quietly in Colorado Springs on March 21, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family in the hours leading up to her passing.
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Nadine was born in Manhattan, Kansas to James and Delta Marks. The family moved to the Pikes Peak Region in 1954 and settled in Chipita Park. Nadine attended Manitou Springs High School, where she graduated in 1956.
She married the love of her life, William Beach, in 1960. They raised a family of four children, initially in Colorado Springs and eventually settling in Woodland Park. Later, they lived in Salida and Canon City before returning to Colorado Springs.
Nadine worked in advertising for the Free Press early on and later for the Gazette Telegraph. Once her kids were grown, she focused on her passion for art. Nadine became an accomplished landscape artist, showing in several galleries in Colorado Springs and Salida and participating in these lively art communities.
Nadine loved her family deeply and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. As a devout Catholic, her faith was at the center of her life. Nadine was also a strong advocate for life issues, volunteering for and supporting the Right to Life organization locally and nationally.
Nadine is survived by her husband of 53 years, William; brothers Arthur, Richard, and Raymond; son, Bill; daughter, Chris Wheeler; daughter, Liz Wageck (Don); daughter, Connie Schlarbaum (Robert); 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Delta Marks, and her brother James Marks.
Rosary: March 26, 6:00 pm. at the Florence Mortuary, 120 Pikes Peak Avenue, Florence, CO.
Mass of Christian Burial: March 27, 10:00 am at St. Benedicts Church, 622 W 2nd St, Florence, CO.
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 26, 2014