Elizabeth Rae Greenly


May 14, 1940 – Aug. 31, 2018

GREELEY, Colo. – Elizabeth Rae Greenly died Aug. 31, 2018, at 2:10 pm at Kenton Manor, a skilled care facility in Greeley, Colo. 

Beth was born to H.E. “Bunk” and Anna Elizabeth Roten Greenly on May 14, 1940, in Torrington. When she was four, the family moved from the farm at Huntley, to a farm south of Bridgeport, Neb. The property was practically in the shadows of Courthouse and Jail Rocks. 

She attended Courthouse Rock School K-8 and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1958. She graduated from the Scottsbluff School of Cosmetology and worked in Bridgeport and Lisco, Neb., to support the family until the auto parts store that she co-owned could support the family alone. After moving back to Torrington in 1972, she purchased a beauty shop and continued working there until buying a local restaurant. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, David and wife Mary Greenly; sisters, Nadia and husband Charles Wimmer and Norma Greenly; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Sizer; niece, Nadia Buckholtz; nephews, Kenneth Hubbs and William “Bill” Hubbs. 

She is survived by sister, Virginia Sizer; brother, Richard (Karen) Greenly; sons, Michael (Cindy) Wiseman; Rob Wiseman; Eric (Janet) Dowson and grandchildren Amanda VanSkike (Todd), Amber Koch (Matt), Alyssa LaPierre (Robert): daughter, Beth (Pete) Cullan and grandchildren, Jessica Cullan, Kristy Hammer (Derek) and Joel Cullan; grandchildren Katie (Nune) Cruz; Daniel (Brenna) Wiseman; Jonathan Wiseman; Kristina Wiseman; James Wiseman and Garrett Wiseman. She has two great-grandchildren, Levi Cruz and Maeve Wiseman. She also has many beloved nieces and nephews scattered around the Midwest and West who all love her. 

Elizabeth was most happy when she was caring for others, which is most likely the reason she chose the professions that she did. During her lifetime, Elizabeth owned and operated several businesses with her husbands and by herself. She owned two beauty shops in Lisco and Torrington. She co-owned Oshkosh Auto Supply in Oshkosh, Neb.; co-owned two restaurants, Deacons in Torrington and Big John’s BBQ Pit in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was the sole owner of Chuckwagon in Torrington. She volunteered at the Torrington Hospital Gift Shop and cared for several ill relatives and friends. 

In the spirit of helping others, Elizabeth donated her body to science research through the Colorado Science Care of Colorado.

Elizabeth was a long- time member of Lighthouse Ministries in Torrington. 

A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Lighthouse Ministries, 3802 Hot Springs St, Torrington. Memorial gifts may be given in her memory to the Torrington Community Hospital Auxiliary.

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