Jaci Lyn Beeton, 68, passed away peacefully Sept. 24 with her husband, Jay, and daughter, Alexis, by her side.
Jaci lived in Manitou Springs for nearly 30 years, enjoying nature at the doorstep of her home in Ruxton Canyon. She loved the glimmer of hummingbirds that visited her feeders and garden each year, as well as a multitude of birds, deer, fox, rabbits, raccoons and bear that frequented her property and the nearby national forest.
She was an uncommonly kind, thoughtful and generous person who gave willingly and lovingly to all those lucky enough to call her a friend. She was proudest of Alexis, who brought her joy every day of her life.
Jaci was born in Moses Lake, WA, in 1953 to James and Delphine (Rolstad) Guemmer, both of whom proceeded her in death. She moved to Colorado Springs when her father was stationed there in the U.S. Air Force. Jaci graduated from Mitchell High School and later attended Pikes Peak Community College.
She was a production artist at the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph when she met her husband, Jay, who was a staff writer. They married in a small, intimate ceremony in May 1981, at the foot of the Three Graces in the Garden of the Gods.
She later became the general manager of Jet Forms, Inc., in Colorado Springs, before becoming a Southern Colorado printing representative for Kendall Printing in Greeley and Pioneer Printing in Cheyenne, WY.
Jaci is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jay; daughter Alexis of Denver; a sister Tami, of San Benito, TX, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will host a celebration of her life later in October in Manitou Springs. A second service will be held during the winter in Negril, Jamaica, her home away from home.
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