Steven Lloyd Beaver passed away at home on September 20, 2023 at the age of 72. Steve was born in Wood River, Illinois on December 2, 1950 to the late Milford Beaver and Patricia Jones.
He leaves behind his daughters, Amy (husband Steve) Peterman and Libby (husband Josh) Callahan; stepson, Kyle
(wife Christy) Crow; his sister, Becky Horne and brother, Mark Beaver, and 10 grandchildren, Kaydee and Allie Peterman, Clinton, Matthew and Molly
Holmes, Liam and Elijah Callahan, Shawn and Austin Crow and Lily Crow.
Steve was widowed in 2001 after being married to Patricia Kay Beaver for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 19 years, Janet Susan Beaver. He also leaves behind the Alkire family, of which he was a member for more than 50 years: Leona (mother-in-law), Carla and Sandy (sisters-in-law), and Larry (brother-in-law). Many others
loved and cherished Steve and
will miss him greatly.
Steve moved to Manteca with his family at the age of 9 and was a proud member of the Manteca High School graduating class of 1969. In high school, he played football, basketball and baseball for the Buffaloes. Soon after graduating high school, Steve was hired as a courtesy clerk by Save Mart Supermarkets. It was during his high school years that he met Patricia Kay Alkire, and in 1971, they were married.
Steve and Kay lived in Manteca when their two daughters were born. In 1977, Save Mart promoted Steve to store manager in Fresno, and he moved his
family to nearby Madera for a few years. In 1983, Steve and his family were again relocated due to another promotion to the Save Mart corporate office, and they made their home in Ceres, CA, where he lived during the remainder of his life.
Steve was married to Patricia Kay Beaver for 30 years before Kay’s passing in 2001 after a battle with breast cancer. Steve was an active member of the Ceres
community throughout his 40 years as a Ceres resident. He and Kay were members of the Ceres High Athletic Boosters, Ceres Dolphin Swim Team parent group and Steve was a member
of the Ceres High School football
team’s chain gang. In addition, Steve was an active member of the Ceres Lions Club beginning in 1985 and was a board member and past president of the Ceres
Community Foundation from 2003 until 2018. Steve began his career with
Save Mart at the age of 19 and remained with Save Mart for over 40 years. He retired in 2010 as its Vice President of Operations and was in charge of 115 stores under the Save Mart banner.
In 2004, Steve remarried to Janet Beaver, and the two were married for 19 years until her passing in May of 2023. Steve
and Janet enjoyed traveling together and spending time with their children, grandchildren and friends. Their travels included trips to such places as Hawaii,
Mexico, Scotland and Ireland, Spring Training in Arizona, as well as numerous trips in their travel trailer. They often traveled with friends, and they enjoyed
annual trips to Jackson with their grandchildren.
Steve was the ultimate family man. He loved hosting family and friends on holidays and special occasions. He was an avid sports fan, golfer, he played in
fantasy football, NASCAR and golf leagues, and he loved the San Francisco 49ers and Giants and the Golden State Warriors. He attended as many of his grandchildren’s events and sporting
competitions as he possibly could. Steve was an exceptional caregiver for Janet after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis prevented her from caring for herself.
Steve was loved and respected
by all who knew him. His impact
on family, friends, and his community will forever be treasured.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at the Modesto Portuguese Pentecost Association Hall at 432 6th Street, Modesto. The celebration will be followed by a luncheon. For those planning to attend, we thank you for emailing how many are in your party
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Steve to Seva Hospice, 5380 Pirrone Road, Suite 301A, Salida, Ca 95368 or the Stanislaus
County Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Center, 700 McHenry Avenue Suite B, Modesto, California, 95319.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 4, 2023