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Beverly Jean Reilly
A celebration of life for Beverly Reilly will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Beverly Jean Reilly, 64, of Lone Pine, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Beverly was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Pasadena and raised in the Owens Valley.
Bev was a young lady when her parents, Emil and Esther Freitag, had to move the family in search of work. Having worked hard all her life, Bev made her way back home to Lone Pine, where she had the space to enjoy her family, friends and horses.
In Bev’s front yard you can find the fifth generation of her favorite horse, Nufara. As a talented rider, Bev completed the Tevis Cup, placed 10th in the Nevada All-State and was referred to as a “Cherub on an Arab” (the breed of horse she loved so much).
Bev’s lifestyle made it impossible to have friends, as they all became part of her family. That was proven true over and over with her endurance riding family, the Anchor Ranch and the communities of Lone Pine, Tehachapi and San Luis Obispo.
As life continued for Bev, she found more time for quilting, family and her best friend and sister, Kathy Yeager. Bev and Kathy were inseparable in all things – from taking a walk to building quilts for many weddings and grandchildren.
In simple terms, Bev had “crossed the Emigrant Trail” with her sister, Kathy, following the tracks of her dear friend, Bill Thornburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Esther Freitag.
Bev is survived and loved by her husband, Dennis Reilly; daughter, Alie (Jeff) McKee; sister, Debbie Freitag; and many nieces and nephews.
A family fund has been set up in the name of Jeff and Alie McKee at the Santa Lucia Bank. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 200, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, or any Santa Lucia Bank branch.
A Reilly/Yeager Memorial Fund has also been established locally at the Bishop and Lone Pine branches of El Dorado Savings Bank.