Beverly Lou Wright, 76, was called home to heaven after a brief fight with cancer on June 29, 2023.
Beverly was born on May 27, 1947, in Beatty, Oregon to birth parents Estelle Henry and Edison Tupper. She was raised from age 4 by foster parents, Walter and Mabel Mays, in Klamath Falls, along with her siblings, Furman and Valerie Tupper.
As a youth, she attended Ferguson Elementary, Klamath Union High School and Canyonville Bible Academy. She found her calling and worked as a Certified Nurses Aid for most of her working years.
Beverly traveled from Klamath Falls through California and Arizona and then returned home to Klamath Falls in 1994.
She started college at 60 years old and studied at Oregon Institute of Technology and earned her Associate of Arts degree, class of 2010 at Klamath Community College. She continued her studies to become a Certified alcohol and drug counselor but due to medical issues with her knees she could not continue her schooling.
Beverly worked with the Gospel Mission and oversaw the women’s Alva house for several years. She also attended Faith Tabernacle and Life Recovery church for several years before her knees hurt too bad to attend.
She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked old western movies and Antonio Banderas and Charles Bronson movies. She also liked country and oldies music, but mostly in her later years she loved the time she spent on Facebook with all of her friends and family and sent out many prayers and blessings to all she talked to.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Valorie & Fred Brown, daughter Kimberly McNair, son Ralph Wright Jr., all Klamath Falls and son Matthew McNair, California.
Granddaughters Eileen McGonagill, Shawnee (Michael) McGonagill, Brandee & husband Michael Mead, Devon (Dick) McNair, Josalyn McNair, Star McNair, Jessica McNair.
Grandsons Vince & wife Rachael McGonagiII, Zachary (Cecelia) Brennan and James McNair.
Great-granddaughters Shayleen Mead, Zaylee Mead, Aaliyah Harris, Jamie Alvarez, and Bellatrix Alvarez.
Great-grandsons Weslee Mead and Jaxsun Brennan and many friends she made along her life’s journey.
She was preceded in death by her birth parents, foster parents, brother Furman “Truman” Tupper, sister Valerie Tupper, grandson Justin “Anthony” Brennan and lifelong friends Norman ‘”Humpy” Anderson, Arlin “Sonny” Hutchinson, Joyce Schoonover, and Norma “Bushie” Hutchinson.
The family would like to thank St. Charles Medical Center for the excellent care she received there on the 5th floor-especially from Nurse Susin and caregivers: Collin, Jove/ and Rigo, who provided her with extraordinary care with dignity. Also from Klamath Hospice, especially LPN Alex.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Davenports Chapel at 2680 Memorial Drive on July 22, 2023, at I:00 pm. A meal will follow the service.