After a noble battle with cancer, Beverly Lou Madsen, a 57 year resident of Lomita, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011 at her home in Lomita. Beverly, born in Spokane WA on 11/09/33, was 77 when she died. She and her two sisters, Donna (deceased) and Bonnie had a great life together. Beverly was a member of several groups made up of wonderful people who touched her life in so many wonderful ways - our hearts go out to all of you as well. Lewis and Beverly attended Sea Coast Baptist Church in Redondo Beach and she also attended the Hope Chapel in Hawthorne. A Godly woman and true believer…We all know that she is in the arms of our Savior today. Beverly was not only a loving wife, mother and grandmother; she was a woman of many accomplishments. Born to dance, she rose to the level in her passion of ballet to dance with the San Francisco Ballet. She was famous for her high leaps and beautiful lines. The real love of her life was her family. Her sisters, wonderful husband, Lew, children and grandchildren were the lights of her life. Generous and loving, she made us all feel special. We will miss her laugh and the sparkle in her eye – we love you, Mom! Beverly is survived by husband, Lewis Madsen of Lomita, CA; son, Robert (Janell) Madsen of Visalia, CA; daughter, Rochelle (Ralph) Lilly, grandchildren Matthew and Hannah, of Redondo Beach, CA; and son Lloyd (Tanja) Madsen, grandson Blake, of Lomita, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Robert Bruce. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM with a reception, at this same location, immediately following in Rice's Reception room from 3:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution in Beverly's name to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Beverly was a wonderful member of the Torrance Women’s Winner’s Circle – Where There’s Cake, There’s Hope! I enjoyed knowing her and hearing her upbeat shares. She never complained about her cancer and was a true inspiration to anyone who might be suffering that it could be done with grace and dignity. She will be missed.

  2. My beautiful friend since high school in Spokane, Beverly, will be remembered and loved forever. The most giving, loving, upbeat, fun friend anyone could hope for. My heart is broken, but at the same time, I rejoice in knowing God has removed her from all suffering and illness – and she is dancing!

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