Beverly
Beverly Smith Wishon died in her home in Manhattan Beach, California on January, 20 2009, at the age of 59. She had battled lymphoma for 9 months. She is survived by her parents, L. Eugene and Jean Smith, husband Glenn Wishon MD, her daughter Brittlyn White, her son Ryan White, sister Luann Smith, brother Samuel Smith, grandson Jacob Salazar, and step-sons Gregory and Mark Wishon. Beverly was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from high school in 1967. She attended college at Indiana, Pennsylvania and the State University of NY in Syracuse, where she obtained her nursing degree in 1974. She worked as a registered nurse at several hospitals in Southern California before accepting an administrative position with South Bay Family Medical Group in Redondo Beach in 1988. In 1994 she assumed administrative positions for Little Company of Mary Hospital, working in the outpatient department, radiology, women's health, operating room, and business development. In 2007 she obtained accreditation in Medical Staff Services and assumed directorship of the Medical Staff Office at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance. Beverly was a devoted mother, adoring wife, and doting grandmother. She is beloved by friends and co-workers throughout the South Bay and beyond. Every life she has touched has been made better by it. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 3:30 PM at American Martyrs Catholic Church, in Manhattan Beach, CA.

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  1. Dear Dr. Wishon, I was saddened to hear of the death of your beloved wife, Beverly. I did not know her, but I did know of her. She will be greatly missed by many whose lives she has touched. I was a former patient of yours for many years. I will remember Beverly, you and your family in my prayers. God bless you.

  2. Dear Dr. Wishon, I just learned of Bev’s passing – i am so sorry to hear! She was such a great woman – always full of sunshine. She will be missed!

  3. Dr. Wishon , We are very sorry to hear about your wife’s passing and offer our sincere condolences. Fondly, Bill and Lynn Zeman

  4. Dear Dr. Wishon and family: We are former patients of Dr. Wishon, and were so sorry to hear about the death of his beloved wife Beverly. While we no longer see Dr. Wishon regularly, we do spot him occassionally at the Medical Center, and do keep up with him and his family through his former practice. Our sincerest condolences on this great loss. While we had never met Beverly, we understood what a wonderful person she had been. Sincerely, Paul and Lynn Murphy

  5. Dear Dr. Wishon, Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife Beverly. I am a former patient of yours – you called me your “miracle patient” during the 1980s. I thank God for your help every day, and have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Mead

  6. Dear Dr. Wishon, I am greatly saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God speed my friend, Vickie Villa Volchok

  7. Dear Dr. Wishon, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife. We ask that our Blessed Mother’s mantle of love be around you and your family at this difficult time. Thinking of and praying for you. Love, Yvonne and Jordan M.

  8. Dear Dr. Wishon, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!! Sandy/Tom Cobb

  9. She was a very fun woman with a lot to offer the world. We will miss her. Yosemite will not be the same this year. May peace be with you, Amy and Matt.

  10. Dear Dr. Wishon, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Beverly will always have a special place in my heart. I will never forget her kindness. Sonja Ciceran

  11. TO THE WISHON FAMILY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL IN HIS ARMS,BEV WILL ALWAYS KEEP WATCH OVER US ALL FOR SHE IS IN FLIGHT WITH THE LOVELY ANGLES.BEV WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. WITH ALL OUR LOVE CYNTHIA AND FAMILY XOXOXOXOXO

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