November 1, 1927 - February 21, 2013
Beverly Warf passed away February 21, 2013, in her foster-care home, Senior Leisure Club of Bend, OR. She was 85.
Beverly was born November 1, 1927, in San Jose, CA, to Joseph and Pierina Tosello. She attended SJHS, where in 1943, she was to meet the love of her life, Gene Warf. She sat in front of him in typing, and it was love at first sight. An outstanding sorority sister of Adelphia Philon Society, and Kappa Rho Sigma, wearing Gene\u2019s Tri-Bar pin, she graduated June, 1945. Gene joined the USMC, and Beverly attended SJSC as a business major 1945-1947. The high school sweethearts were married June, 1948. They had two daughters, Nancy Jean, March 25, 1949, and Patricia Lynn, March 25, 1950. Beverly was to be an amazing wife, mother, and career woman. She could manage it all, and always with a smile. The family attended St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen. Her daughters are forever grateful for the strong foundation of faith she instilled.
Beverly did bookkeeping for Mission Valley Canning Co. (where she worked alongside her father); T.J. Martin Inc.; and Hugh Allen, CPA. In 1980, they moved to Sisters, OR (to be near their only granddaughter, Jennifer, whom Beverly adored). Together they sold real estate for Reed Bros. Realty, and were involved in Sisters Rodeo, Jazz Festival, and many other community events. She retired in 1989. Beverly and Gene loved \u201CRVing\u201D. Spending 64 magical years together as soul mates and best friends, they traveled the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In the \u201890s, they became snowbirds, and spent their winters in Boulder City, NV. There were also very special anniversary trips to Hawaii, Lake Louise, Canada, and a dream trip to Italy, where Beverly visited her ancestral home, Piedmont, and saw the Pope. Everywhere she went, Beverly made dear and life-long friends. They were drawn to her warm engaging smile and gentle spirit. She saw the bright side of everything, and good in all. Her cup was not only half-full, but overflowing.
She will be greatly missed by all family and friends, who are comforted knowing that she finally has peace after a 3 year battle with Alzheimers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pierina Tosello; and sister-in-law, Carol Tosello. She is survived by her husband, Gene, of Bend/Sisters; daughter, Nancy Blake of Bend; daughter, Patricia, and son-in-law, Patrick Brown of Joseph, OR; granddaughter, Jennifer Mainero of Beaverton, OR; brother, George, and sister-in-law, Gayle Tosello of Puma Valley, CA; four nephews, Carey, Gregg, Garth and Chris Tosello; two step-grandsons, Chris and Jeff Blake; and all of their families, extended family, and so many dear friends.
Beverly was interned in Greenwood Cemetery, Bend, on February 28th. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. April 6, 2013, at the Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68825 Brooks Camp Rd, Sisters, OR.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the angels who so lovingly cared for Beverly at the end of her life, Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 N E Wyatt Ct, Bend, OR 97701
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