Florence Van Bebber
July 9, 1932 – October 7, 2018
Florence Van Bebber, 86, passed away October 7, 2018 with her family surrounding her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob Van Bebber. She is survived by: her daughters, Lynne (Thom) Rerucha, Karen (Rick) Ellis, Cheri (Pat) McGuire, treasured grandchildren, Kristin, Lindsay, Jessica, Lauren, Winston, Jimmy, and Maddie and her precious great grandchildren, Joey, Jack, Mia, Kai, Sofia, Gavin, Grace, and Lennon.
She was born in Denver to Gerald and Florence Montgomery on July 9, 1932. Her childhood was filled with music, dance, and theater. She was married to Bob Van Bebber on Easter Sunday April 13, 1952. She and Bob moved to Littleton to raise their daughters and open Van B’s Men’s Store. In 1974, she graduated from Metro State College and began to teach art at Euclid Jr. High. Her loves and passions were always art, music, writing, reading, travel, family and church. She also gave her time to several charities and people in need. She especially loved babies. Florence belonged to writing and book clubs, Bible study, choir, a group of high school friends and a retired teacher’s group as well as taking yoga and tai chi classes. She was truly an amazing woman. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her philosophy about life and her favorite saying was The Beatles’ song title, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
A memorial Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3 PM followed by a dessert reception at her beloved church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6322 S. Lakeview St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baby Haven (thebabyhaven.org/friends or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.