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Rebecca Ann Blackwell

April 1, 1950 - December 3, 2017

Rebecca A. Blackwell, 67, of Idaho Springs, passed away at 12:16 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in the comfort of her home.

The oldest of seven children, Becky was born in Peoria, IL on April 1, 1950, to the late Ralph and Lois (Heidewald) Reese. She married Brian L. Blackwell on Aug. 06, 2005 in Bergen Park. 

She is survived by Brian, two children from her first marriage, Andrew (Crystal) Wilson of Bellevue, WA, and Veronica Wilson of Chicago, IL; one grandchild, Luna; siblings Patricia, Robert, Cynthia, Jeffrey, and Richard; and 7 nieces and nephews. Both of her parents and a sister, Barbara Reese, preceded her in death.

Throughout her life, Becky was known for her kindness, sharp mind, quick wit, unshakable faith in Jesus, and unrivaled cheesecake. An avid reader, Becky’s love of the English language began at an early age. Her first published work was a pro life essay written as an eigth grader. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and then a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. She had a deep love for her family, friends, and community. Becky was an active and central member of First Baptist Church of Idaho Springs, where she joyfully served in many capacities for more than a decade.

A celebration of her life will be held at Bergen Park Church in Evergreen on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at the Idaho Springs Cemetery. Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Idaho Springs Women’s Ministries, PO box 840, Idaho Springs, Co, 80452 in Rebecca “Becky’s” name.


9 Responses

  1. Warren_Emavy says:

    Ruth is survived by her children, Nathaniel Dylan Blackwell Herch of Takoma Park, MD; granddaughter, Stella Monroe Herch of Las Vegas, NV, Rachmiel David Blackwell Herch of Los Angeles, CA; her former husband, Frank Alan Herch; father, David Harold Blackwell of Berkeley, CA; siblings Hugo Blackwell and Ann Blackwell of Berkeley, CA, Julia Blackwell and Grover Blackwell of Oakland, CA; sister, Vera Blackwell of Santa Rosa CA, Sara Blackwell Hunt of Houston, TX and nephews and nieces, Wakefield Taylor, Walter Johnson, Sjon Blackwell, and Jordan Hunt and Braden Hunt of Houston, TX.
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  2. Joshua Jones says:

    Very sorry for your loss, Brian.

  3. Beth says:

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. It seems Mrs Blackwell lived a full & rich life sharing her warm heart. May precious memories comfort your mourning hearts. Please also find comfort & strength remembering that through the ransom sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ we can reunite with our loved ones in the near future…on the peaceful, paradise earth God intended for mankind. An exciting time when Mrs Blackwell will wake up to continue enjoying all the things that bring her joy again. John 6:40; Revelation 21:3, 4; Isaiah 33:24; Psalms 37:10, 11, 29. JW.ORG

  4. Harvey & Raesheia Nubine says:

    Praying for the family. Sister Becky was a radiant Jewel. Sorry we could not get to her more but thankful for the God orchestrated day and services we attened with you all. Love you Eld. Blackwell.

  5. David Barkey and Marge says:

    We had the joy of performing the ceremony when Brian and Becky married. The joy she brought into her relationship with Brian and the First Baptist Church family was glorious. We rejoice with her family knowing she has one more wedding feast to enjoy in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  6. Jim and Jane Thomas says:

    Beck was a true ray of sunshine sent from Heaven to light the world and everyone’s life who had the privilege of meeting her. She always had a smile that would brighten a day. May God bring peace to all of those who will be missing her here on earth.Brian and Family so sad for your loss of such a very special Lady.

  7. Richard Vesely says:

    Brian and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. Words seem to fall short of accomplishing their intended purpose. You know Becky’s arrival in heaven was a glorious one!!!! May God be your comfort through this time of mourning and loss. Rick Vesely

  8. Rick and Gina Wells says:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Becky. She was an amazing woman with faith and love abounding. She always had kind words for all those she encountered. Her grace and love of Christ were omnipresent and were inspiring to all those blessed with knowing her. We will miss her smiling face and the way she lit up the room. Her Bible studies truly cemented together a community of women and will be sorely missed. We take comfort in knowing she is resting in the peace, love and contentment of our lord and savior.

  9. Ron & Carol Lewis says:

    She was a lovely lady. It was a privilege to know her and to witness her love for the Lord.

    In Christ’s name,
    Ron and Carol

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