Beverly Jane (Zahler) Kestek
Beverly Jane (Zahler) Kestek was born in Portland, Oregon to parents Fred and Bertha (Dysle) Zahler on November 10, 1927. She grew up in the Bethany area and after graduation worked at Portland Gas and Coke (NW Natural). Beverly married her childhood neighbor, Raymond Kestek on November 7, 1954 and they settled in West Linn for the remainder of their lives. The two were blessed with children, Kristine and Jeffrey. Raymond and Beverly celebrated 63 years of marriage before his passing in 2018.
Beverly was dedicated to her family and a volunteer in her community. Her love and caring for others was evident in all she did. She created masterpieces in the kitchen; canning and baking. Her family especially loved her berry pie. The annual family road trips with the trailer were cherished adventures, as well as her travels to Europe and Asia with her daughter. A highlight was driving throughout Switzerland to meet and stay with newly found relatives.
Beverly is survived by daughter, Kristine Kestek Brill (Thad), son Jeffrey Kestek (Donna); grandchildren Thad Brill Jr., Bethany Brill Abeln (Kyle), Elyse Brill, Amy Kestek Huckins (Justin), Brett Kestek; great-granddaughter Brielle Ruth Abeln; brother Robert Zahler. Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to the charitable organization of your choice.
Beverly will be privately laid to rest in Skyline Memorial Gardens of Portland. Please visit Beverly's online memorial and guestbook at www.skylinememorialgardens.com