OBITUARY

Beth Paula Farishon

July 25, 1952February 7, 2021

Beth Paula Farishon passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Edmond, Oklahoma at the age of 68. Beth was born on July 25, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Irving and Helen Hicks. She was the beloved wife of Charles Farishon, who preceded her in death; cherished mother of Nicole (Jason) Berkel and Natalie (Brian) Kippenberger; loving grandmother of Aiden Berkel, Dylan Berkel and Charlotte Berkel; dearest sister of Nancy Miho, and the late Alan Greenway, Dennis Greenway and Kay Greenway; a dear sister-in-law, aunt, and friend that will be greatly missed.

Beth dedicated 42 years of her life working for Forest Pharmaceuticals. As she worked her way up to Executive Director of Meeting Planning, she influenced and impacted both the company as a whole and all of the employees coordinating sales meetings and product launches. She was highly praised for her ability to make things come together and to make it look easy while doing it. As a Robert P. Jones Award recipient, her integrity, character, dedication, and loyalty exemplified her lifetime achievement. She was a rock of stability, fun-loving, good-humored, and always showed her kindness and generosity.

In 2016, after retirement, Beth moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to be closer to her grandchildren. She immersed herself in their lives once again, never missing a single school event or dance recital. She became involved with her community through book clubs, bunco, and other ladies clubs and quickly assumed a matriarchal role, forming relationships wherever she went. She loved to talk to and take care of people, once again positively influencing and impacting those around her.

Beth loved to travel. Her favorite places were Hawaii, Lake of the Ozarks, and wherever a cruise ship would take her, but really, she was happiest just being anywhere with her family. She adored her English bulldog, Churchill, and they were rarely apart. She could often be found doing puzzles on her iPad, shopping, or helping someone in need. Beth lived for, loved, and shaped so many people throughout her life. She was an amazingly special woman. It is impossible to describe how much her bright light and sweet spirit will be missed.

A private Mass will be held for the family, and she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Fond memoires and stories are encouraged in her guestbook below.

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Melissa Cottner

February 24, 2021

I was cleaning out a drawer tonight and came across this picture. I thought I would share it.

Melissa Cottner

February 23, 2021

Nicole and Natalie and all your families

My heart broke when I saw Beth had passed away. I have so many memories with her. All the traveling we did together at Forest, birthdays, Christmas parties and so much more. I will forever be grateful for her taking me under her wing and teaching me so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God Bless
Melissa Cottner

Gisel Nachtigal

February 23, 2021

To Beth's Family and Friends,

Please accept my condolences for the loss of this vibrant and joyful person. She will be missed.

I worked on-site with Beth for many meetings dating back to meeting her in the mid-1990's. We were sitting side-by-side working on an excel spreadsheet on 9/11 in Rye, New York when the World Trade Center towers were attacked. Despite the severity of the event, she never lost her composure; dealing with the meeting attendees, hotel staff and vendors with calm leadership.

Her service was beautiful, personal and touching. As in the closing hymn, Beth, "may Christ who called you, take you home."

Leah Beehn

February 19, 2021

There are not adequate words to put here... Beth was part of my everyday for over 10 years. She hired me at Forest and through that I met Natalie and her awesome friends and my now husband. To say she is responsible for how my life turned out is no understatement. I am deeply saddened and sharing hugs with you all.

Coleen Bohmet

February 19, 2021

I remember all our times our families spent toghter. She was a true friend. I will missed her(but oh those memories). Love and prayers to you and Natalie and your families.

Vicki Callahan

February 19, 2021

I was completely shocked and heartbroken when I heard the news of Beths passing. She was one woman who completely loved her family. We had so much fun together with all the dance events over the years. Beth was somebody if you had not seen her in a couple years and you ran into her it was like you saw her yesterday, Just picked right back up with the last conversation you had. . Beth will be completely missed she definitely made a mark on this world for being a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Nicole and Natalie please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers in this time of sorrow.

Mike Paganini

February 19, 2021

Natalie and Nicole, My memory of your mom is that she had the best smile and gave the best hugs! I think about that often. I didn't have a mom growing up and when she heard that, she said, "Well, I'll be your mom!" That was years ago, but I'll never forget that. I hadn't seen or talked to her in a long time and I didn't get to know her as well as many people, but I wish that I had spent more time with her. She was always so kind. There's no replacing her, but she left behind memories for you guys to cherish and a template for how to treat each other. I will try to keep her memory alive by smiling more, especially now when it's so hard to smile. Love you guys so much.....sending you the biggest 'Beth' hug!!!!!!

Valerie Meyer

February 18, 2021

I met Beth when I joined the Office Services Department in NYC. I had always heard about her and what a wonderful person she was. So full of life and joy! We spoke many times on the phone and one day she asked me when I was born. I asked why and she said she didn't even know me but felt a connection. After speaking for a while we finally found we shared the same birthday. Every year we would share birthday wishes to eachother and I always cherished our calls. On her next trip to New York we were able to meet . I felt like I was meeting a Celebrity. Everyone knew and admired Beth her bright smile and laughter is a memory that so many will remember her for. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your families.. I am very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a bright shining star who will shine down on you and your family andshe willwalk besideyouto guide you as she didduringher time here on Earth. A life taken too soon. May she rest in peace.

Lisa Geringer

February 18, 2021

Beth probably had more stuff in her office than anyone I knew. She had a contagious laugh and was great to work with. I'm saddened for her family and have you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely
Lisa Geringer

Ken Termini

February 18, 2021

I’m was deeply saddened to hear of Beth’s passing. I knew her from our many years at Forest, and she was always a pleasure to see. When I was a young manager I jokingly called her Mom because she always had a hot meal, a clean room, and a fun activity planned for us, her “Forest Family.” 😁 I know her real family meant the world to her - my deepest sympathies to them. God Bless and RIP Beth....♥️

FROM THE FAMILY