Beverly Oppedahl, age 60, a beloved fixture of Albuquerque’s volunteer community, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.
Beverly was well known for her generosity, kindness, and indomitable spirit. Her passion for helping people was surpassed only by her infectious ability to have fun and fearless approach to adventure. An unwavering believer, Beverly personified the Lord’s agape love for all his children. For those who knew her Beverly was, in short, unforgettable.
She is survived by her husband Gary Oppedahl; her children, Shanan Armstrong, Michael Oppedahl, and Heather Endres; and her nine grandchildren, Noah, Randall, Jacob, Riley, Regan, Asher, Olive, Hannah, and Collin. She is also survived by her brother, Lawrence Rafter; and sisters, Cheryl Britton, Pamela Hoffman, and Linda Cantwell. She also leaves many cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Also touched by Beverly’s life were numerous Big Brothers Big Sisters and foster children, visiting international students, and countless others.
Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Michael Rafter; and mother, Florence Rafter.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Beverly’s name to either of the following organizations:
Wings for LIFE International - Donate on the website by going to https://wings-for-life-international.secured.atpay.com/ or by texting 505-431-6480.
International Students Inc. (ISI) - Donate on the website by going to https://www.isiabq.org/donor-opportunities.html