A lifelong resident of Lafayette, Betty Beranek was born in Lafayette on December 8, 1927, the daughter of Alexander and Tatianya Shapowal. She married Joseph Beranek, Jr. on January 14, 1950 and they had two sons, Michael Beranek and Mark Beranek. Betty worked as an operator and administrative assistant for the telephone and telegraph subsidiaries for 38 years and retired in 1988. She was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a member of the Alter & Rosary Society, Mary's Hands and a Lectern. Betty was also a member of Lafayette Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1771, the Lafayette Historical Society, and Lafayette Miners Museum.
She is survived by her sons Mike and wife Sandy of Lafayette, Mark and his wife Darlene of Colorado Springs. Betty is also survived by her grandson, David and wife Ashley, great-grandchildren, Dawson, Cooper, Joseph, Danielle and Noah, and many nieces and nephews. Betty Beranek was preceded in death by her brother and sisters; Michael Shapowal, Anna May Pauley, Mary Shapowal, Pauline Shapowal, Pauline Lillian Stamm, John Alexander Shapowal, and Margaret Jane Schweitzer.
A private family mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Msgr. Robert L. Amundsen officiating. Interment will follow at the Lafayette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation is made in her memory to the Lafayette Historical Society, 18 E. Simpson Street Lafayette, CO 80026
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