Elizabeth Luella May, age 96, passed away on May 22, 2021 at University Park Care Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

Elizabeth was born on July 10, 1924 to Floyd and Alice May in Fayette, Ohio.  She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1942 where she met her future husband, Melvin G. Burkholder. On January 10, 1943 she married Mel in Napoleon, Ohio.  Their son Norman was born in Napoleon in 1947. The family lived there until 1951 when they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She worked as a lithographer at Pikes Peak Lithography until her retirement.

Elizabeth loved to travel and was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church.  She married Arthur Burkholder in 1991 after the passing of her beloved Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin and Arthur Burkholder; Son, Norman Burkholder; Sister Elaine Rudolph; and brother, James May.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter in law, Connie (Force) Burkholder; granddaughters, Kristin (Jeff) McKenzie, Brigitte (Ian) Starr; greatgrandchildren, Riley Alton, Madison McKenzie and Hayden McKenzie; brother in 86law, George (Bunny) Burkholder; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5-7PM Friday, May 28th, 2021 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard. Private Entombment will occur at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Garden of Angels.

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  1. Connie, The circumstances of this past year have kept us a Primrose from visiting and otherwise communicating with our dear friends. I have enjoyed getting to know Betty. She did me a big favor by giving me a chance to learn Scrabble which I truly enjoy. She had a full life and I am sure she was ready for a change. I am truly sorry that I did not have a chance to visit with her in the last few months. My condolences to you and your family. Betty was so very proud of the younger members of her family. And….you did more thanshe gave you credit for. Fondly Marianne Mishmash

  2. I met Betty when she lived in Canon City at The Village and played Scrabble every Friday afternoon with her and Theresa Smith. We kept in contact via phone and enjoyed each others company. I found out only yesterday that she had gone to her heavenly home when my birthday card was returned. I had tried reaching her before that, but wasn’t successful recently, I will miss her, and I am sure Connie and her grandchildren will too.

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