April 6, 1927 ~ November 15, 2019

Born in: Creston, IA
Resided in: Greeley, CO

Beverly Lee Watts was born April 6, 1927 in Creston Iowa, to Lee & Fern Watts.  She was “number four of six” daughters, and was raised in her hometown of Corning, IA until college.  She attended Parsons College in Fairfield, IA, studying music and teaching.  While there, she met Paul F. Glasgow, and they married at Fairfield Presbyterian Church on June 29, 1947.  After graduation, they moved to Chicago, IL for six months for Paul’s insurance company training, then on to Lubbock TX for two years (where their firstborn, Paul III was born).  They finally settled in Westminster, CO in 1951, where they added three more children to their family (Tim, Leanne & Mark).  They worked hard to raise their family and to contribute to their growing community.

Bev was instrumental in helping Paul grow their business, Insurance Inc. working claims and helping wherever needed in the office.  They joined Westminster Presbyterian Church in 1954, where Bev helped organize and direct both youth and adult choirs for close to 30 years.  She was often a soloist, helped with planning services, and served as an elder and on many committees throughout her 65 years as a member.  She sang the contralto solo in Handel’s Messiah with the Denver Symphony in the 60’s and was a member of a fun women’s quartet  “the West-ettes” for several years, singing for local organizations, parties and events.  Bev was a member of P.E.O. Chapter HW in Westminster for many years until transferring to Chapter I in Greeley eight years ago.  She sang with and then directed a fun P.E.O. choral group – the “Melodic Marguerites” – for many years after her retirement from choral directing and the insurance business.  Bev was very involved with Paul in community and philanthropic work in Westminster, helping with fund raising efforts, chairing committees, including for golf tournaments to raise money for local hospitals &”Flight-for-Life”.

Although Bev’s “real job” was working with Paul at the family business, her “real” passion was always her family, friends and music!  Directing choirs, teaching voice & piano lessons, and attending theater & musical events throughout her life were joyful to Bev.  She was also an avid golfer & sports fan, watching her kids, grandkids & great-grands at any and all sporting (& music!) events they were involved in.  Throughout her life in Colorado she enjoyed the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, Avalanche, C.U. & Air Force Academy games.  P.E.O. and Westminster Presbyterian Church were two of her “loves” also, and commanded many hours of her caring attention.  She enjoyed traveling and visiting family whenever possible.

Bev was married to Paul for 69 years prior to his passing in 2016.  She is survived by son Paul, III; son Tim (Wanda) and children – Tyler Glasgow (Jenna) and their children Calvin & Isaac – daughter Kaleigh Glasgow; daughter Leanne Glasgow (Phil Woodend) and children – Mason Smith (Melissa) and their children Abigail, Amanda, Bailey, JC and Ella – Khara Noffsinger (David) and their son James – Erin Woodend Seaton – Christopher Woodend; son Mark (Lori) and daughters Melissa Glasgow – Shannon (James) MacDonald.  She is also survived by her sister Donna (Bert) Peckham and family; brother-in-laws: Jim (Gretchen) Glasgow & family; and Bill Glasgow and family.  Bev enjoyed the love of many nieces, nephews and their families on both the Watts and Glasgow sides of the family tree.

Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3990 W. 74th Ave., Westminster on December 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Following light refreshments at the church, there will be a reception held from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Ranch Country Club, 11887 Tejon St., in Westminster.


Memorial Donations may be made in Bev’s honor to:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

3990 W 74th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030

(303) 429-8508


P.E.O Chapter I – Greeley, CO

“P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization, supporting education for women.”


A charity or philanthropic organization of your choice.

Thank you for your generosity.


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  1. Loved Bev and Paul. That generation was the best. Such great great people. Classics. Still think of my Papa and Nana often.

    Thinking of you all and love you!
    Hunter Parks and gals!

    Take care!

  2. WOW…What A beautiful Tribute to an Incredible Woman!! My Thoughts are with all the Family along with My Love and Prayers!! Hugs and Kisses too, Nan and Wayne

  3. Will always be grateful for the influence my second “mom” and “dad” had on my life. God puts people into your life that have lasting impact, Mr. and Mrs. Glasgow were some of those people.

    From Cub Scouts, to sharing tea with her and my mom (as one of the best friends my mom had), and all other gatherings in between, she demonstrated the love that God is all about.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of my “extended” family called the Glasgow’s. Until we all meet again, may God’s love comfort you in this time of celebration of your mom’s life.

    Love to you all,


  4. Bev and Paul were stalwart members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. They often stopped by the church office, and it was always a pleasure to visit with them. I was privileged to sing in the church choir with Bev, who had the most beautiful contralto voice. Annie and I send our condolences to all the Glasgow family members.

    The Revs. John & Annie Piper

  5. Such a very gracious woman, with a deep faith in God and love for her family. She taught me so very much over the years. Never ever did her unconditional love for me waiver. What a blessing she was to my life, and our children’s lives, and for our grandchildren, too.
    Hope you’re up there with Papa, playing the most gorgeous golf courses, and that your beautiful voice sings with the choir of angels. Love you so very much!

  6. We loved having Beverly as not only a P.E.O. sister, but also as a wonderful neighbor and friend. We wish we could have had just one more party with her.
    Karen & Wes

    • I have the utmost respect and admiration for Bev and Paul. Bev made our choir sound so heavenly and she always offered me a beautiful smile. May her family feel God’s comfort at this very sad time.

  7. It was a true pleasure to know and work with Bev and Paul as they offered their time and devotion to Westminster Presbyterian Church! The wonderful family they raised are a beautiful tribute to their devotion and service. Bev will be sorely missed as she takes her place in the Communion of Saints!

  8. I recall Bev stepping up time and again when there was a need. It was just who she was. Prayers of comfort for all who knew and loved her.

  9. I haven’t seen Bev for many years but played golf with her in the early 80’s at Hyland Hills. You will miss her but you were so blessed to have her so many years.


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