Beulah May Cooley Bare of Idaho Springs, Colorado, former teacher and homemaker, died Friday, June 15, 2001 at the age of 88 in her home in the mountains of Colorado. Memorial services were held at the United Church of Idaho Springs on June 18 with graveside services at the Douglass, Kansas Cemetery on August 8.
Beulah Cooley graduated with honors from Wichita High School East, completed her teacher training at the University of Wichita receiving a life teaching certificate, and later earned credits from WU and Friends University. She began her teaching career at Muddy Creek School east of Douglass, KS and also taught in schools in Preston, KS and Idaho Springs, CO. She married Charles Bare on November 22, 1938 in Newton, KS. Mrs. Bare was an active volunteer and leader in PTA, WSCS, 4-H, Extension Homemakers, Eastern Star and the DAR. She had a talent for knitting and was a gracious hostess who enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
The Bares moved from Wichita to Colorado in 1963 and were active in the Idaho Springs community serving on the church board and senior center activities. They were honored as the King and Queen of Gold Rush Days in 1985.
Survivors include her husband Charles E. Bare, daughter Linda Ely of Stillwater, OK, sons Charles E. Bare II of Mission, KS and John A. Bare of Las Vegas, a sister Avis Cooley Fisher of Kansas City, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Charles Edgar Bare
1910–2005 (m. 1938)
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