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Resident Spotlight – Beverly Ylvisaker

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Beverly Ylvisaker

Beverly was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1929 her entire family moved out northwest of Seattle, Washington to her grandparents’ house. Beverly is the youngest child; she has 3 siblings, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Beverly and her family did a lot of hiking growing up and she still enjoys outdoors and physical activities.

In 1951, Beverly met her soon to be husband, Paul, who was a blind date. Soon after dating for a few months, they decided to get married before Paul and Beverly moved to Palo Alto, California for Paul to go to Stanford University. Beverly has 4 children – Paul Jr., Donald, Mark and Heather, 4 grandkids and 3 great grandkids.

In the mid 1950s, Beverly and her family moved to Portland, Oregon. Her husband, Paul, opened the first physical therapy private practice in the state of Oregon. Before Beverly got married, she worked as a bookkeeper; after her children were born, she was a housewife. And once all her children went off to college, Beverly helped her husband with bookkeeping at his physical therapy private practice “Mom and Pop Physical Therapy”.

In her free time, Beverly loves sewing, socializing and spending time with her family. She is an excellent cook and she has truly a fun and positive personality, so if you haven’t met her yet, please feel free to introduce yourself.