Ms. Searles-Beasley was remembered in remarks made by City Manager Glen Rojas at the Nov. 18 City Council meeting. "Bev served this community with integrity, wisdom and a gung-ho drive that was contagious, especially among her colleagues in the Community Development Department, who are feeling her loss most acutely," said Mr. Rojas.
For 34 years, Ms. Searles-Beasley worked for the city of Menlo Park. She was an administrative assistant in the Community Development (planning and building) Department.
Ms. Searles-Beasley grew up in Menlo Park, attended local schools and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School. She enjoyed sports and volunteering at a local women's shelter. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, and shopping with friends, say family members, who describe her as "a mother to all."
She is survived by her husband, Otto Beasley of Newark; son Brandon Beasley; and brothers Steve and Stan Searles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Searles-Magill, and father, Thomas P. Searles.
Interment will be in Alta Mesa Memorial Park. Memorials in her name may be made to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Uncompensated Care Fund, 400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340, Palo Alto CA 94301.