G. Steven “Steve” Beavers, age 62, passed away on August 3. He was born in Los Angeles on August 15, 1959 and graduated high school in 1977. After graduating, he spent a year at UC Santa Cruz. In 1978 he transferred to Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He graduated in 1982.
He remained in Evanston after graduation. That is where he met his former wife and lifelong best friend, Elizabeth Faesi Beavers “Beth.” They were married in Los Vegas in January, 1988. Steve juggled acting and bartending, receiving rave reviews for both!
Steve and Beth settled in Madison, WI when they decided to begin having a family. Steve was hired by the Madison Police Dept. in 1991. There he achieved the rank of sergeant. He impacted many lives thereby sharing his personal experience with mental health struggles. He helped to develop specific training on trauma, stress, and depression for officers in many departments. He retired in 2012. Then he became the Volunteer Coordinator for the AIDS Network in Madison.
The most important people in Steve’s life were his sons, Jacob Beavers (Madison) and Noah Beavers (Los Angeles). Pride in his sons could be read on his face!
Karen Beavers (Pasadena, CA) is Steve’s last relative. Steve also leaves behind Jason Harwood (Madison) his loving partner of many years.