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Beverly Louise Young
Long Beach, California
Mar 15, 1924 – Nov 9, 2020 (Age 96)
Beverly Louise Young loved Long Beach, CA, her hometown. She was born there on March 15, 1924. Bev actually lived most of her life in Long Beach or nearby, with some years out of state in AZ and CO, and her last four years in Ontario & Montclair, CA.
It was while the family attended the historic Long Beach Brethren Church “at 5th & Cherry” during her childhood that Bev learned to put her trust in Jesus Christ. That faith would give her strength for many difficult times that were part of her life’s journey.
Beverly graduated from Long Beach Poly High School in 1941. She soon married and had three children: Gary, Janice, and Jeffery.
Bev was a diligent worker and had numerous kinds of job opportunities. Some of those were working at Currie’s Ice Cream Shop, working at Douglas Aircraft Co. (both in Long Beach and in Tucson, AZ), being a restaurateur in AZ, working in a medical center office, being a waitress in a lovely restaurant in Solvang, working in a gift shop on The Queen Mary, and returning to then McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach for many more years. By the time of Bev’s retirement, the company had become a part of Boeing Aircraft Co.
Beverly loved the ocean & the beach, salt water taffy, Orange Crush, kittens, motorcycle rides, almost anything chocolate, chili dogs, Angels Baseball, homemade ice cream, In-N-Out Burger, and NASCAR. In recent years she especially enjoyed the Calvary Chapel radio station’s messages of comfort, encouragement, and hope.
Throughout her life Bev enjoyed giving gifts and liked to come up with just the perfect gift. She enjoyed sending cards signed with lots of X’s and O’s.
During the years her granddaughters attended UC Riverside, Beverly enjoyed planning special celebrations at the unique Mission Inn for holidays or graduations. Bev would drive surface streets from Long Beach all the way to Riverside for these special times. One particularly harrowing trip included radiator troubles on a very hot & windy afternoon. When she finally made it to The Mission Inn, we and the bellman laughed together that Bev could be a great double for Phyllis Diller. Bev had been astonished, but a good sport, when she saw herself in the mirrored elevator! Not the usual image for Beverly, who always took great care in her appearance.
For many years Beverly was a member of the Long Beach Police Officers Auxiliary. She still held dear her badge with her Member Number D29. Back in the days when she was able, Bev enjoyed participating in LBPOA special events. She also liked to drop by her area branch of LBPD with gifts & plates of cookies.
Beverly also loved America. Less than a week before her death, she enthusiastically voted in the 2020 Presidential Election, at age 96 1/2! And just the week prior she enjoyed listening to & keeping up with The World Series.
Beverly died in Montclair, CA, on November 9, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Leslie & Edith Haughtelin, her son Gary Young, her daughter Janice Kerfoot, her son Jeffery Young, her brother Robert Haughtelin, her sister Frances Smith, and her nephew Stephen Smith. She is survived by granddaughters Stephanie Vega, Johanna Southard, Jessica Franks, & Andrea Valdespino, seven great grandchildren, her sister Linda Haughtelin, her friend & former husband James “Chip” Scully, her niece Millie Martin, and her great nephew Scot Smith.
Beverly’s struggles have ended. We can be happy for her that she is now with Jesus who calmed the storms and who is the Prince of Peace. Bev will forever experience the true peace that often seemed to elude her here on earth. May God give us grace to hold on to our good & best memories of dear Bev...and grant us peace.
Beverly has been set free from this world to enjoy the joys of Heaven with perfect peace and clarity!
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
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