In memoriam: Bev Disch, past president of OCC Historical Society, PV Swim Club
Beverley B. Bev Disch, a retired schoolteacher and former president of both the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) and Pleasant Valley Swim Club, passed away in her Pleasant Valley home Oct. 26.
Born in Wisconsin Aug. 19, 1926, she was 91.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
Bev is survived by three daughters, Sarah, Martha and Laura; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Disch and a son, Jeffrey Disch.
Bev had lived in Colorado Springs for 64-plus years. She taught in the District 3 (Widefield) School District for 30 years, retiring in 1991. An active volunteer, she was the OCCHS president from 2001 to 2008 and worked with the board in other years besides.
Bev was also among the group that helped form the Pleasant Valley Swim Club in 1959, and she later served as its president.
She was appointed by former Colorado Governor Romer to serve on the Colorado Commission for Women.
As a Meet a Westsider in the Westside Pioneer in 2005, Bev's responses included the following:
My favorite childhood memory is... going to my aunt's little farm in Wisconsin. I helped bring in the cows and we'd make homemade butter by shaking the cream in the mason jars and then separating the buttermilk from the butter.
My pet peeve is... people who can't look on the brighter side of things.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the OCCHS.
To see her 2005 Meet a Westsider in the Westside Pioneer, go to this link.