Betty Juhnke

Obituary of Betty Juhnke

Betty Juhnke passed away on July 29th at San Marino Retirement Community in Westminster Colorado where she had resided the last few years.

The memorial service will be August 26th at 10:30 at Community of Grace, formerly Trinity Presbyterian, 7755 Vance Drive, Arvada CO 80003.

Betty lived 91 rewarding years, living in multiple states in the west throughout her life. During a vacation in Alaska with a co-worker, she met her husband, Walt, who was serving in the Air Force. A month later they were married. Throughout her life, Betty prioritized her family, giving back to others, and serving her community.

She worked as a teacher’s aide to ensure that she could be home when her two children finished their school day. She was a member of the Arvada Presbyterian Church for fifty years and after her retirement, she volunteered as a secretary to the church to assist wherever she could. Betty always enjoyed the opportunity to meet, get to know, and assist everyone and anyone she could. She encouraged those she met to learn, apply their knowledge, and strive to have a positive impact on others around them.

She was passionate about children aging out of foster care and how she could be instrumental in assisting them with their often-difficult transition to adulthood, striving to take steps to give them opportunities they may not have otherwise had.

Betty also greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and watching sporting events.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Walt and brother Don. She is survived by her beloved sister Sherry Stolte and her two sons and their spouses, Erik and Wendy, Kirk and Amy, and their child and Betty’s favorite and only grandson, Davison. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and their children. Internment will be at Fort Logan National cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests, in honor of Betty, that donations be made to the Arvada Community Food Bank (Community Table), the Salvation Army, or Habitat for Humanity.

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