Beverly J. Rifbjerg
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Beverly passed away in Petaluma with her family by her side on November 16, 2012, at the age of 83. Devoted wife of the late Carl Rifbjerg. Beloved and cherished mother of Niels Rifbjerg and his wife Hope of Petaluma and Judy O'Connell and her husband Tom of Redwood Shores, CA. Adored grandmother of Kurt Rifbjerg of San Diego and John Lavette of San Mateo.
Beverly was born in San Francisco and lived and worked in the City for most of her life. Bev and Carl, together with their partners Jack and Jean Brown, owned and operated the Valley Cavern, the family business, in Noe Valley for over 28 years. In addition to her love for the arts and literature, Beverly was an avid and passionate fan of the Giants and 49ers.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date, please contact the family for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial contributions may be made to KQED Member Services, 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110-1426. Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, 707-763-4131.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 2, 2012