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


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  1. Dear Ittner families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Beverly truly was a remarkable woman. I loved watching the tribute video! Truly a life well lived. I know she made our father very happy in his final years -the travel the adventures the laughter that they both shared in his final years are priceless. I was thinking of her on August 10 (her birthday) and doing some research online to see if I could determine where she was now living -I guess it was a sign. Our memories of her always bring us joy 💜 Love, Stacy Tom, Chase & Hailey Wyneken

  2. We loved having Beverly as part of our family for so many years. She was Grandma Beverly to the Tirado grandchildren and everyone holds a special place in their hearts for her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We will always remember her smiling face and the light that she brought when she entered the room. Love, Dana, Suzanne, Ben, Josh and Sierra Tirado

  3. candle 1Lovely service, and it was wonderful to see family. Thank you, Beverly – for sending me graduation checks and coming to my college grad party. I have so much respect for you and George – you had great sons, and I know your eternal rest will be forever shined upon by God. I’ll always remember your smile, and how you laughed at our playful times. Your house was cool, too. The garage, especially. My Dad, Jim, is sending his thoughts as well…

  4. candle 8I’m sincerely sorry. I remember our moms being noon-aids at Carr school

    And both from Missouri

    I loved Mrs. Ittner

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