Connie Bea Brentlinger

TORRINGTON – Grave side services for Connie Bea Brentlinger, 70, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Valley View Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce McBurney officiating. 

Connie passed away Jan. 24, 2020, surrounded by her family in Fort Collins, Colo., after a fight with pancreatic cancer. 

Memorials may be made to Pathways Hospice at 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Connie Bea was born Jan. 21, 1949, to Tommy E. and Earladeen (Montgomery) Lamm. She was raised in LaGrange. After graduating in 1967, she went to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C., for one year. 

In 1968 she returned home and went to work for Lockwood’s Corporation in Gering, Neb. Later she moved to Tulsa, Okla., and worked for a manufacturing firm for several years, then went to work for Briscoe and Robinson CPA before moving back to Torrington.

Connie Bea was married to Dr. Dale Brentlinger on July 17, 1993. She followed her husband to Colorado, Wyoming and they ended up retiring in Fort Collins. During her marriage she worked at the Chamber in Pueblo, The Statement in Cheyenne and the Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne. Connie Bea went to work for My Sister Knits in Fort Collins and was a member of the Goshen County Quilters Association. 

She stood out in a crowd with her poise, her love of visiting and her great taste in clothing. She was an avid quilter, seamstress and knitter. She loved making quilts and clothes for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She knitted many items for her family. 

Connie Bea lived life to its fullest and family was most important to her. She loved her family dearly and loved spending time with them. Her passion for life was evident for all those who knew her.

Connie Bea is survived by her husband Dale, stepson Eric (Marge) Brentlinger, stepson Doug (Jody) Brentlinger, brother Jerry (Debby) Lamm, sister Jane (Lee) Faber, sister Polly (Dave) Helzer, five step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepson Peter Brentlinger, and brother-in-law James Bratschi.


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