Karen McTavish Beverage, 39

Karen Jane Beverage, of Ojai, CA, passed away at Ojai Valley Community Hospital after a long illness. She was 39 years old.

Karen moved to Ojai with her family at the age of three. There she enjoyed growing up on her family’s horseboarding ranch.

She attended Mira Monte Elementary School, Matilija Middle School, and graduated from El Camino High School.

After high school, Karen obtained her Optician Certification and worked for JCPenney, Sears, and private optical offices.

Karen continued her education and proudly obtained her LVN certification from Career Care Institute, where she graduated Valedictorian of her class.

She worked for many years as a critical care nurse for the Ojai Community Hospital Continuing Care Facility.

Later, she applied her nursing skills at other care facilities. She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Left to treasure her memory, Karen is survived by her husband, Ryan Beverage; their two beloved children, Makayla and Brody; her siblings Matthew McTavish and his wife Amanda,

Heather McTavish and Heather’s son, Colby Helenius; her mother and father, Mike and Marie McTavish, also of Ojai.

She will also be held in the hearts of her friends and family. She will be so greatly missed.

Karen enjoyed horseback riding, whitewater rafting, jet skiing, camping, and traveling with her family, loved music, and singing.

She was so loving and caring for others. Her terrific hugs will be missed.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 185 St. Thomas Dr., Ojai, CA.

A reception will be held in the church hall after the mass.

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