Beverly Joyce Landregan was best known for her loving kindness. She was born Feb. 11, 1926 to Clarence D. Byron and Dorothy Houston and grew up in Montclair, in the hills of Oakland, California, in a house built by her father. The family spent summers camping on a family owned ranch in Napa. Later they built another house and moved to Saranap (Walnut Creek, California) where Beverly rode her Appaloosa in the surrounding hills and where she met her husband, John W. Landregan, who lived in nearby Tice Valley. They were married in 1950.
Bev and Bill settled down in Walnut Creek where they raised four daughters, Dale Walker (Mark), Lora Hicks (Peter), Linda Faulkenberry (Ray) and Dona Landregan (boyfriend Tom Barnett). Beverly enjoyed being a homemaker, was a great cook and entertained many generations with barbecues around the pool. She sewed clothes for the girls, allowed them a variety of pets and was always doing something crafty. She especially liked spending time in her beautiful garden. The daisy was her favorite flower.
Bev showered her love on all four grandchildren, Derek Bogard, Denise Lindberg (Eric), Wesley Faulkenberry, and Meaghan Faulkenberry. She spent time baking cookies, making Halloween Costumes, riding bikes, attending their sporting events and fancy tea parties. Always active she was a Grandma on the GO!
Bev and Bill moved to Hawaii when Bill was transferred in 1980. Bev stayed active swimming in the ocean and hiking with many new friends. After Bill retired they moved back to Walnut Creek, spending time with their daughters and grandchildren at their home and with visits to Tahoe, Monterey and Hawaii. Beverly spent her 80th birthday visiting the Mayacamas Winery in Napa. Her great-grandfather, John H. Fisher, built the winery in 1889. She also attended many descendant picnics at Black Diamonds Regional Reserve in Antioch, California.
In 2015, they moved to Washington, near their oldest daughter Dale, so Beverly could receive Alzheimer care. Beverly lived her last year and a half at Orchard Pointe Memory Care in Port Orchard. Again, she stayed active, participating in the many activities, especially enjoying hang man and Wii bowling. She also kept busy making beds and re-arranging the accent pillows. The caregivers at Orchard Pointe surrounded her with love just as she had surrounded all those dear to her with love.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Captain Bill, her parents and sister, Doris Mayer. She is survived by her four daughters, four grandchildren, great-grandson Joshua William Lindberg and sister, Beryl De Borba. The family has chosen to hold private services for Beverly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beverly’s memory to Orchard Pointe Memory Care, C/O Belle Stokes-Clark, Orchard Pointe Memory Care, 300 S. Kitsap Blvd. Port Orchard, Washington, 98366.
When you see a daisy, remember Beverly and pass her love forward by being kind to someone.