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Beverly Jean Gambini-Cagle


12/12/1955 - 04/22/2014 Obituary
Beverly Jean Gambini-Cagle Obituary
Beverly Jean Gambini-Cagle departed this life far too early, leaving behind her husband, David Cagle, and his three children whom she loved as her own: Guy, Deah, and Heather. She had many friends who will always cherish her memory just as much as they loved her in life. Beverly demonstrated her deep interest in the well-being of others, while sharing the truth and strength of her beliefs through her thoughts and actions.
Beverly was born to Russel & Josephine Gambini in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1955; she had two older brothers, Tony and Rick. As a child, she traveled with her family to several countries. After graduating from Balboa High School in Panama, Canal Zone, Bev moved back to Wilkes-Barre. A short time later, she visited Bakersfield, and made it her home for more than 35 years -- a decision she never regretted.
Here in Bakersfield is where she met her husband of 20 years, David E. Cagle. They began their journey together by combining their families and friends, and started a successful business, the American Refractory Service. She took great pride in the success of their company, and soon their employees became a part of their extended family.
Beverly spent a part of each day at the office organizing her personal cat rescue center. People knew that she loved collecting every stray that had the good fortune to cross her path. She convinced her husband that although the felines could not really be considered employees, they should still receive full cat benefits. Dave agreed with her. They spent many hours providing and finding homes for their rescued animal friends, and contributed continually to our local SPCA, The Cat People and the Pet Pantry. If a disaster occurred somewhere in the world, the horrendous event would touch Bev's tender heart. Out came the checkbook and away went the money to help those beyond her immediate reach.
Here are some random and important facts about Beverly. She was a 12-year breast-cancer survivor. She belonged to the Republican Women's Organization, although, her best friends -- and even her husband -- thought she leaned a little to the "left." She loved to read and engage others in debates about anything and everything. Right or wrong, anyone knew where she stood.
Beverly is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Deah and Heather; son, Guy; two brothers and their spouses, Tony and Betty Gambini, and Rick and Connie Gambini; three nephews, one niece and many other friends and relatives.
To honor her wishes, Beverly has been cremated without a service. Her friends and family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date.
We cherish her memories and mourn her untimely passing, but we remain eternally grateful for the time had to share in her life.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the animal , in Beverly's name.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from May 6 to May 11, 2014
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