ELIZABETH ‘BETSY’ G. (COXE) KYSELY

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:14 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and PROUTS NECK – Elizabeth “Betsy” G. (Coxe) Kysely, 73, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Pikes Peak Hospice. She was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Henry B. and Helen E. (Piper) Coxe Jr. She graduated from Foxcroft School in 1951, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College in 1955 and her Master of Arts from the University of Denver in 1963. Betsy was employed by the CIA from 1956 to 1962 in Washington, D.C., as well as overseas. She worked from January 1964 to June 3, 1988, as a reference librarian and then as chief of reference at the U.S. Air Force Academy Library, retiring in June 1988 after 30 years of federal civil service. She had a great love for the mountains. Betsy is survived by a sister, Sally (Coxe) Taylor; a brother, Henry B. Coxe III; numerous relatives and friends who loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Edmund P. Coxe; and her loving husband, Arvy F. Kysely. Funeral services will be held in Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. The family of Betsy encourages family and close friends to plant a tree in her honor.

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