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Beverly (Bev) J. Carruthers

November 21, 1936 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 85)


Beverly (Bev) J. Carruthers passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was 85 years old or as she would say “ too old for this world!” Bev is survived by her children Stacy (Will) Mora, Chris (Michelle) Ronshausen, Marni (Michael) Price, and her loving niece, Dava (Charlie) Tennant who was like a fourth child to her, her sister Jane (Tom) Tennant, and her brother Herb (Darlyne) Carruthers. As well as her grandchildren Ben, Sierra, Hailey, Kai, and Caitlyn, and her great-grandchildren Izaiah, Beau, Isla, and Luca.

Bev was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 21, 1936, to Herbert and Selma Carruthers. This is where she was raised in a one-bedroom apartment by two loving parents and her two siblings until she was twenty-two. After graduating from the University of Minnesota she moved to San Francisco, California. Here is where she worked for several different advertising companies and enjoyed the beach life with friends. It was here that she met and married David L. Ronshausen and relocated to San Mateo County where they lived for twenty years. They then relocated to Fair Oaks, California. They were married for twenty-three years. Bev moved to Orangevale where she lived in the same home until her passing. She retired after fifteen years as a customer service representative from Bel Air grocery in 2004. She was proud of her work and treated others with respect kindness, and laughter. She loved to laugh and encouraged all to use humor to get through anything.

Bev’s true passions were her music, family, and the beach. This was her “happy place”. She would often worry about her family but if they were good she was good. She spent each year during several Memorial weekends with her daughter Marni and friends attending Jazz Festivals for over thirty years. She never gave herself enough credit but she was a great dancer. She was a part of a tap dancing group called “Tommie’s Happy Tappers” which she finally joined after retirement and fulfilled her dream to learn how to tap. Music was her world and she enjoyed listening to jazz until her last moments. She loved to play tennis, golf (years ago), and walk at the park with friends. Her favorite place was to be at the beach, particularly on Sonoma Coast at Bodega Bay and Jenner. It was here where she enjoyed the sound of the waves, the sun on her face, and days enjoying music by the Russian River. Bev was blessed to have all three of her children live locally and be a part of so many vital moments in their lives and that of their children. She was the one to gather the family often for family gatherings celebrating these blessings.

She was a brave and strong woman determined to live independently while legally blind and she always did it her way! (Like the Frank Sinatra song). After losing her license she never wanted to burden her family and didn’t want anyone fussing over her. Bev had a heart of gold and was a very strong-willed woman that was not perfect by any means. (She would have wanted you to know that). She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all that had the chance to feel the sunlight and warmth of her spirit.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th @ 11 am at Orangevale Baptist Church, 8998 Central Ave, Orangevale, for a nondenominational service. A celebration of life will include lunch, good music, and fun stories. Festive, fun colors are welcomed for her memorial, especially shades of green, please do not wear black. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Capital Public Radio or the Leukemia Society (links are below). 


Funeral Service
August 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Orangevale Baptist Church
8998 Central Ave
Orangevale, CA 95662


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