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Betty Ann Reddy

October 26, 1919 September 5, 2013
Betty Ann Reddy
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Reddy, Betty Ann (nee Mullen), age 93 of Highlands Ranch, CO, died in hospice care in the presence of family on September 5, 2013. Born October 26, 1919 on a homestead in Casper, WY, to James F. Mullen, Jr. and Minnie J. (nee Trepte) Mullen, she was the first of four children. She is survived by her brother, James Francis Mullen III, and her sister, Janet Marie (nee Mullen) McNabb; her five children, Michael James Reddy of Pottstown, PA; William M. Reddy and his wife, Isabel, of Bahama, NC; Mary Catherine Reddy and her husband, Robert Erikson, of Langley, WA; Patrick Joseph Reddy and his wife, Susan Newton, of Littleton, CO; Robert Arthur Reddy and his wife, Kathleen, of Evanston, IL; and grandchildren: Jake Delman, Corina Dross, Jocelyn Mosser and her husband, Greg; Felice, Julia, and Claire Reddy; Shannon Reddy, and Carolyn Reddy and her husband, Ryan Finnerty. Betty was preceded in death by dear family members: her beloved husband, William Mathew Reddy, Jr; her brother, William Robert Mullen, and his wife, Carol (nee Leavitt) Mullen; her sister-in-law, Bonnie Lee (nee Major) Mullen; and her grandson, Charles Buell Reddy. Betty attended Lyons Township High School and graduated from Lyons Township Junior College in 1939. She worked for the Burlington Railroad and volunteered as a plane spotter during World War II. After raising her children, in 1969, she joined the professional staff at Parkside Lutheran General Hospital, eventually consulting and training business, industry, and professional groups in the United States and Europe on how to assist employees and colleagues with substance-abuse problems. She was instrumental in the development of employee assistance programs within the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program, served on the Board of Governors of the Illinois Addictions Counselors Certification Board and on the board of Employee Assistance Professionals Association, formerly ALMACA, for which she also served as vice president and president. Recognized as a pioneer in her field, she was inducted into the EAP Digest Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions to the field of employee assistance programs. Betty Reddy, S.C.A.C, C.E.A.P, authored pamphlets, book chapters, articles, and papers, including “Alcoholism, A Family Illness,” 'The Emergence of Women as a Force for Change in EAPs,' and 'Detachment: Recovery for Family Members' with Orville McElfresh. Betty also actively engaged in volunteer work, outreach to those in need, and social justice groups. She was a devotee of Centering Prayer meditation and served on the committee that planned the new building for St. Mark's Catholic Church of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She was an avid reader who never tired of learning more about the world. Betty was deeply attached to her family and committed to her spiritual life--a passion she shared generously with her friends.

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Visitation

Thursday

12

Sep

4:00 PM 9/12/2013 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/12/2013 8:00:00 PM
Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

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Thursday

12

Sep

6:30 PM 9/12/2013 6:30:00 PM
Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Nov

1:00 PM 11/9/2013 1:00:00 PM
Most Precious Blood Catholic Community

2250 South Harrison Street
Denver, CO 80210

Most Precious Blood Catholic Community
2250 South Harrison Street Denver 80210 CO
United States

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American Refugee Services

PO Box 1002
Minneapolis, MN 55480

Catholic Relief Services

PO Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
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