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Beatrice Apodaca Montoya 

Beatrice Apodaca Montoya was born of sharecropper parents in 1934 in Ault, Colorado.   The first born of a family of 12, she was raised in Windsor, Colorado and graduated from Windsor High School in 1952.  After graduation she embarked on a business career as a Secretary for a large insurance company and then as Office Manager for her husband’s Plumbing business until he retired. She finished out her career at a major non-profit and after retiring, spent many years volunteering for a local health clinic. She was married for 60 years and is now a widow, mother of 5 children, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 11. She has lived in the same house in the Potter Highlands area in North Denver since 1961.  


Beatrice is passionate about volunteering and helping the under-served, loves the Arts and has been a stained-glass crafter since 1983.  She believes in the importance of reading and set up a RIF program (Reading Is Fundamental) in one of our neighborhood elementary schools.  She has also written several poems, one that was published in an anthology, America at the Millennium ( called, “The Golden Years.”  She just completed the sequel to “The DB&G Bed and Breakfast” and is ready to publish.  At 87 years young, she is still very active and enjoys all of her hobbies and new career as a writer. 

Her first, self-published book is "The DB&G Bed and Breakfast," a tale she has spun about our precious Hispanic families, so that they may live on in her stories.

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