COVINGTON, La. -- Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Johnson Beth Colon, 78, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012.
A native of New Orleans, she lived in her beloved Puerto Rico for 25 years prior to retiring to Covington 14 years ago.
She was the beloved wife of the late Héctor J. Beth Colon for 51 years.
Survivors include: her children and their spouses, Wanda and Dr. Kevin Rankin, Eduardo "Eddie" Beth Colon, Elizabeth "Liz" and Tom Brett, Mary Ellen Beth Colon and Jordi Sales, Grace Beth Colon and Peter Noymer; one sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Gene Burleigh; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank Emil and Cathy Johnson III and Thomas and Flo Johnson; and her grandchildren, Bill and Mimi Rankin, Taylor and Meg Brett, Nicolás Sales, Ben, Kate and Jack Noymer.
She was a second mother to many, an adored sister and aunt, a cherished friend and a devoted mother and grandmother; her kind and generous spirit will be missed by all.
Visitation is scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., in Covington. A memorial Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road, Covington.
Interment will be in the St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.
An online guest book may be signed at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
may be sent to:
Voice of the Retarded
836 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007