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.