Goodbye Miss Connie Connie Rae Beatty (Akers) born October 30, 1943 died February 9th, 2013. Much loved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and aunt. Connie lived most of her life in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Connie studied cosmetology and was a hair dresser for a number of years before becoming an instructor. In May of 1997, Connie went to work at the Colorado Springs Gazette until she retired in April 2006. After retiring, Connie and Red moved to Texas, where Connie spent her last years. Connie is survived by her husband of 41 years, Mackey L. Beatty (Red), and her sons, Shane, who also lives in Texas, and Robert, who is currently stationed at Fort Carson.
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 13, 2013