Beverly KLEMEN

KLEMEN Beverly 1947 – 2008 It is with great sorrow that the family of Beverly Marilyn Klemen (Mayer) (nee Wood) of Taber, announce her passing on Friday, July 11, 2008 at the age of 61 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverly was the beloved wife of Steve Klemen of Taber. Her memory will be cherished by her daughters Michelle (Matthew) Olfert and Veronica (Christopher) Falk all of Calgary; stepchildren Laurie (Reg) O'Meara, Bobbi Wilson, James Klemen and his fiancé Tabitha Seamans, all of Taber. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren Tyler, Tanner, Jaina, Lewis, Sarah, Kayleigh and Evan. She is also survived by her mother Marie Lafay; sister Carole Wood and her children Tyler and Andrea; brothers Don (Nancy) Wood and their children David, Shelley and Brian and their families; Terry (Carol) Wood and their children Greg and Cara and their families. She was predeceased by her father Sidney Wood and an infant son Robin. Beverly was born June 17, 1947 in Red Deer. She grew up on the family farm in the Lousana area and graduated from high school in Delburne. She earned her B.Ed from the University of Alberta. Beverly touched many lives throughout her career as a teacher, in both Calgary and at W.R. Myers in Taber. Besides teaching in the classroom, she made many wonderful memories possible for her students during her time at W.R. Myers, through her work on the yearbooks and organizing the graduation ceremonies and banquets. Most recently she enjoyed working in the Horizon School Division office. Beverly enjoyed many activities such as golfing, traveling and reading. Family and friends were a very important part of her life and she made wonderful memories with us all. We will miss her laughter and love of life. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, July 14, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Frank Lewis officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Beverly's name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 or to the St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.