Beverly and her husband Wes carved the Mt. Shasta KOA Campground from undeveloped land in the early 1970s.

Beverly (Bev) Norton Alderson was born in Los Angeles in 1924, the daughter of Thomas S. and Helen M. Norton. She attended South Pasadena High School followed by graduating from Occidental College with a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in 1946. She later married John Wesley (Wes) Alderson of Pasadena in February 1948 who passed in 1980.

She was the family homemaker for their five children. Together she and Wes carved the Mt. Shasta KOA Campground from undeveloped land in the early 1970’s. Later as a widow, she had a love for travel and zigzagged across the country in her motorhome.

Beverly was a resident in Leisure Village for 32 years, and also did local volunteer and charity work in Camarillo.

Beverly passed away peacefully with family nearby on September 23rd, 2016 in West Hills, CA. She is survived by her five children, Robin Lou, Merry Jo, Laurie Ann, Norton Wesley, and Dana Leslie, as well as 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.

She was laid to rest next to her husband Wes in a private gathering on September 27th at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn.