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 01, 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 01, 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. From J. Almaguer Transport our deepest condolences to the family and RJS co worker’s, Beverly will be greatly missed she was always very helpful and kind always made sure to resolve any issues. RIP

  2. On behalf of Bahia Express Inc. Beverly was an amazing soul. My condolences goes out to her family and loved ones. She always had that sweetness and willing to go above and beyond to help you. Rest In Peace Beverly.

  3. Julia says:

    Beverly, I’ve been reflecting on our time together. You were part of my life for almost 17 years. I keep on thinking, “what was she to me because she wasn’t my friend.” You were MORE than that Bev. You gave me so much great advice over the years and when you saw me down, you’d help me up. When I felt I was alone and just didn’t know where to turn, you reminded me that our God has me and you’d take me into an empty office and pray over me and my kids. You were also tough on me when I needed it and I love you for that. You helped me grow. You watch my kids grow up, welcomed us in your home for holidays and events and even helped my kids with homework at times. I am forever thankful to our God that he gave me the privilege to have you in our lives. I love you and miss you. Rest in Peace Beverly.

  4. Mann Family says:

    My dear condolences to the Smith family and all friends of Beverly. In the past few years she always talked with a nice and caring personality. Heaven has gained an angel.

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