It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of B. Annette Pedersen Beyerlein a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. On her birthday, December 5, 2020, she passed away peacefully at her home in Westminster, Colorado.
Annette was born on December 5, 1964 in Santa Paula, California to Mary Lou (Tigner) and Floyd Eugene Ownby. Her family surrounded her in her final moments as she lost her two and a half year battle with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. In the end, she was surrounded by love and her family as she peacefully left our world to begin her new journey with God.
To say the world truly lost an amazing soul would be an understatement. In her 56 years, Annette spread positivity and sunshine everywhere she went. She had an unwavering vigor for life. Even on her darkest days, she still kept the faith and continued to encourage everyone around her. She was truly the best of the best.
Annette had a fierce love for her family. As her daughter grew, she never missed a beat, even though she worked long hours and traveled every week. She’d make every game, every parent-teacher conference, and even helped with homework over the phone. Family was her number one priority. She made everything special, even the small and insignificant moments. She was always the first to make you laugh or convince you to come dance with her.
Annette enjoyed traveling and the outdoors above all else – hiking the tallest mountains and walking sandy beaches with her husband Bill were some of her fondest memories. She loved the wind in her hair and enjoying the summit of every tough hike. Though traveling was constant due to her career, Annette loved to visit new places. She always had a care-free attitude and an easy-going nature, she traveled all across the US and dreamt of traveling through Europe one day.
The story of Annette would not be complete without touching upon the love she had for her career. She worked for different companies over the years including Zeidler and Zeidler, Casual Male Big & Tall, Dressbarn, and Hanes Brand. Helping someone to feel better about themselves was her true calling and all who met her could feel the genuine love she had for retail – colleagues and customers alike. If you knew her personally, odds are she helped you to find the perfect outfit at some point that made you feel your best. This brought her pure joy.
Annette is survived by her husband, William Beyerlein, her daughter Erica (Adam) Vander Sande, and her granddaughters, Willa and Quinn. Her step-children Drew Beyerlein, Tyler Beyerlein, Makenna Beyerlein (as well as grandsons, Gauge and Axel), and Chloe Beyerlein. Her parents Floyd and Mary Ownby as well as her siblings Karen Havlin and Rick (Missy) Ownby and so many other beloved family members and friends.
Annette touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.
In lieu of flowers, Annette had asked for donations in her name to Metavivor, which offers grants for metastatic breast cancer research. To make a donation, please visit metavivor.org.