July 10, 1928 - February 24, 2012
Beverly was born on a farm in Camas Prairie, Idaho to Harvey Orr and Viola (Johnson) Orr. She graduated Kamiah High and attended Eastern Washington College, Cheney. There, she met and later married Donald J. Westlake. They had one son named Barry Dean Westlake. She married her second husband, Bob Charles, and lived in Tacoma, Washington for many years. She was an accomplished administrator in her work life. She worked for 25 years as the Executive Secretary for the Commanding Generals at Fort Lewis, Washington. After retirement, she worked for Ocean Spray at Ocean Shores for over 10 years.
Bev was an expert snow skier, skiing Washington state and later living near Breckenridge, Colorado for a number of years. She moved to Crooked River Ranch, near Bend, Oregon in 1988, to enjoy the great snow and skiing and summers there. She also loved to hike and be outdoors. One place she always loved throughout her life, was her folks cabin in Elk City, Idaho. She always had a very healthy life style and was gifted at sewing, and making many quilts, pillow cases and other house items. She loved to laugh, travel and in recent years spent winters in Yuma with her third husband, Hugh Wayne Alsworth. She shared time between there and the Bend area until September of 2010, and then took up residence at the Cougar Springs Assisted Living, where she continued to enjoy life. She was described as "always on the go" there, continuing to enjoy life with her life-long gregarious personality. Bevs favorite person in the whole world was her granddaughter, Brooke Morgan Westlake. She always felt her personality was shared by her beloved Brooke, who is a young successful photography business owner in Reno. Bev was also, always proud of son, Barrys entrepreneurial skills.
She is survived by her sister, Verlena Orr of Portland, OR; son, Barry of Berkley CA; granddaughter, Brooke and her husband, Scott Kelly and great-grandson, Grant, all of Reno, NV. She also is survived by many cousins and family members that live in Lewiston, Nez Perce, and Grangeville, Idaho areas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, with a viewing at 10 a.m., and a funeral service at 11 a.m., at Malcom Funeral Home, Lewiston, ID. She will be laid to rest near her beloved Grandma Johnson at Lewis & Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston. Condolences may be made at www.bowmanfuneral.com
Beverly Orr Charles