Beth Kristen Wade Geers, 73, born August 25, 1950 in Chicago Illinois, to Raymond Joseph Schmitt and Phyllis Jane Schmitt was called home on November 20, 2023 in Westcliffe, CO along with her husband, Robert Turner Geers. She grew up in Prospect Heights, Il and attended Wheeling High School where she was the Captain of her Drill Team and was nominated to the Christmas Ball Court and Prom Court before graduating in 1968. She attended Northern Illinois University where she studied elementary education before changing her interest to nursing. She married U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer William Wade in 1972 and spent the next 21 years serving her country as an Army wife and caring for their three children. 

Beth later earned a degree in Physical Therapy and became well-educated in health and nutrition. She was a mountain biker and avid runner for well over 20 years. She ran and won numerous races and marathons including the Honolulu Marathon multiple times and the Pikes Peak Ascent. She taught aerobics for 20 years at the Colorado Springs YMCA where she met her future husband, Rob. After 14 years together they were married on November 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Their love, respect and devotion to each other was always on display and God knew they were stronger and better together, even in death. 

Beth loved to travel, had many interests, and was fascinated and amazed by all things nature. She loved astronomy, gardening, and knew the names of all plants and flowers and what it took for them to thrive. She achieved and accomplished much and her greatest pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. Her love and devotion to her family, including her siblings, was the glue that kept everyone together, informed, and forever bonded. 

Beth was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her three children, Joshua Tyler Wade (Caitlin), Neely Kristen Wade and Shadd Alan Wade (Becca); seven grandchildren, Samuel Pierce (Claire), Shain Pierce, Oliver Wade, Cora Wade, Luke Wade, Thomas Wade, Eve Wade, and siblings, Gregory Schmitt (Mona), Raymond Schmitt Jr (Jayne), Patricia Crampton and Susan Rosenberg (Howard). Beth was also loved and will be missed by eight nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and Faith service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 20, 2024, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs 80910 with a reception immediately following at the Hilton Garden Inn, 125 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs 80903. 

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  1. We walked through 30 years together — menopause, knee surgeries, life-changing relationships, sharing family and general life issues. I always thought we would walk through old age together – I miss your advice and your gentle nudging …. I always will — Last words we exchanged when we parted at lunch were “I love you” and plans to get together again. The get-together will have to wait a while longer… You will always be in my heart …….

  2. I miss you so much, Beth! I miss our walks and talks and all the compassion that was in your heart. You were always so genuine. I’m so sad that we never got to take a “pain free” walk after your knee healed. Look forward to walking the “streets of gold” when we reunite in heaven. I will never forget you (or Rob)! You are loved!!!!

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