Bev Strubinger passed away at her home in Eureka on April 6, 2024.

She was born in Sacramento in 1947 to Fern and Del White. A highlight of Bev’s childhood was a trip from California to Europe on H.M.S. Queen Mary with her parents and sister, Barbara. She also enjoyed summer trips to Lake Tahoe as a child and throughout her life. She met her husband, Rich, in Sacramento in 1967. This year would have marked their 56th wedding anniversary.

Bev attended the University of California at Davis and was an elementary school teacher for many years. She primarily taught English as a Second Language at South Fortuna Elementary school. She was known for always having snacks in the classroom for her students.

Bev is survived by her husband Rich, daughter Julie, daughter-in-law Laura, Sister-in-law Sally, and niece Bonnie. Bev’s favorite activity was spending time with her family and friends. She was always planning the next special gathering. She loved camping, being outdoors, dogs, book club, gardening, and laughing. Bev was a special light to everyone she knew and she made them feel welcome and safe.

A memorial for family and friends is being held at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka at 520 Del Norte Street in Eureka on April 20th at 2 p.m.


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