Beverly Jean Smith

Beverly Jean Smith

June 19, 1949 - May 25, 2020
Laguna Hills California

Beverly Jean Smith

June 19, 1949 - May 25, 2020
Laguna Hills California


Beverly Jean Smith, age 70, was called HOME peacefully in her sleep on May 25, 2020. She was born June 19, 1949, in Rochester, New York.  She built and nurtured a tight knit family with four devoted children, Lisa Chassie, Richard Sage, John Sage, and Michael Sage, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Her life was a living example of God’s love for his children.   Ephesians 4:32 ” “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”  That was Beverly. 

Beverly loved to love on her family and friends. One of her greatest joys was hosting family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone packed into her condo, sharing wonderful food and friendship. Her hands were rarely still, cooking pasta for the grandkids and playing the slots at Pala Casino. She was many times a lucky winner at slots and her giving heart shared those winnings with her grateful grandkids.  They knew she harbored a tender spot for each and every one of them.  Her family will forever cherish the giving, caring, loving matriarch she was.

For the past 30 years Beverly worked at RJS Insurance with her sons, Richard and John, as well as her daughter, Lisa.  It was her fierce commitment to keeping the family close that kept her going to work every day without fail.  She loved sharing her life with them and rarely missed a day of work.

She lived life to the fullest with God and family as her first priority. 

Beverly will be interred next to her beloved sister, Diana Lippa.  She is survived by her brother-in-law, David Lippa and his wife, Alida; her daughter Lisa Chassie and her husband, Mark; son John Sage and his wife Nancy; son Michael Sage; and son Richard Sage and his wife, Jennifer.  The grandchildren:  Brandon, Chris, Blake, Jonathan, Victoria, Andrew, Grant, Adam, Bella, and Sofia. Eliana and Luca are her precious great-grandchildren. 



  • Date & Time: June 1, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 1, 2020 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331

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27 responses to Beverly Jean Smith

  1. Pat Goodman says:

    I will miss your hugs and warm welcomes when stopping by the office.
    Rest In Peace sweet lady, Rest In Peace!

  2. Beverly was such a beautiful caring person and friend. She was always family oriented which mattered most to her and always welcomed everyone into her home with a smile and hug. Ted and I were truly blessed to have known her. We had always enjoyed seeing her with her wonderful family at Thanksgiving gatherings. We will miss her dearly, but Heaven is even luckier to have her.

    Rest in Peace Bev, you are now with Jesus and his Angels.

    Love, Ted & Lori

  3. Dani Lloyd says:

    We are so lucky to have been a part of Bev’s “extended family.” Knowing her since I was a baby myself, it was so neat to be able to have her know my own baby. I will always have memories of spending Thanksgivings at her house and for her treating me as a member of the family. We love you, Bev, and hope you are at peace.

  4. So grateful to have known Bev…the conversations we had about family and faith will always be remembered. My thoughts and heart go out to her family.
    With love,
    Sonnie Douglas

  5. Susan Dias says:

    Heaven has gained such a beautiful soul. For 29 years, Beverly was my friend, my co-worker and my family. I will miss her love, compassion, and advice so dearly. Some of the greatest lessons I learned were from her. I will always hear her in my ear saying,,, “Now, Sue…” If there was ever anyone that could truly be called selfless, it was Bev. I miss you so much, my dear friend. Rest in peace.

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