August 10, 1931 ~ August 14, 2021
Born in: Kansas City, Missouri
Resided in: Torrance, California
Beverly “Bev” Ittner, age 90, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance. She was born August 10, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Albert Swanson and Pauline (Heater) Johnson. A graduate of Manual Arts High School, Bev devoted more than 30 years serving as a teacher’s assistant in the Torrance Unified School District. Bev was a member of Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church and was active in various women’s groups. Bev was an avid traveler and loved socializing, dancing, going to the beach, cats, gardening, and shopping at the 99¢ Only Store.
Bev was preceded in death by her husband, George; second husband, Henry “Rick” Tirado; son, Brian; parents, Albert Swanson and Pauline (Heater) Johnson; stepfathers, Carl Pettigrew and Elmer Johnson.
She is survived by her sons, Mark Ittner (Teri, deceased), of Torrance, Tim (Jill) Ittner of Long Beach, Chris (Caroline) Ittner of St. David’s, PA, and Randy (Dana) Ittner of Meadow Vista; eight grandchildren, Dennis Ittner (Meagan), Kelly Higgins (Ben), Casey Brock (Alex), Daniel “Danny” Ittner, Maddison Ittner, Cameron Ittner, Taylor Ittner, and Kyle Ittner; three great-grandchildren, Lucy Brock, Cooper Higgins, and Oliver Brock. Bev was very proud that all her sons graduated from college – a tribute to her instilling the importance of education.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.
Service: September 2, 2021 10:00 am
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
3846 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90504
Graveside Service: September 2, 2021 12:30 pm
Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230