Alison Rosemary Beardsworth Koepfgen, age 59, passed peacefully away on Monday November 5, 2018 at her home in Kekaha, Kauai after a valiant fight against cancer.
“Ali” was born in Hinckley, UK on March 7, 1959 to Molly Brinham Beardsworth and Dr. Brian Smith Beardsworth. She is survived by her husband Donald Fred Koepfgen, beloved (90 year old) parents, Brother Jonathon Paul Beardsworth, Burbage, UK & family, Isabelle Molly Beardsworth, Petaluma, CA, Sheila Joy Woodward, Walsall, UK, Dr. Helen Kathryn Howes, Hinckley, 6 nephews, 4 nieces, 1 great nephew, 1 great niece, 2 uncles and 6 cousins.
Preceded in death by her beloved brother Timothy Stephen Beardsworth, grandmother, Winifred “Nanny” Violet Brinham, Grandma Alice Smith.
It was fitting Alison died on Guy Fawkes Night as she exploded into the family as the third child. In a moment of exasperation at her antics and constant chatter she said to her mother "Aren't you glad I wasn’t twins". She was a unique person and a ball of energy she propelled into her life and in service to others. After High School she attended nursing school in Nottingham, UK then travelled and married Don characteristically on February 29 ,1988 (Leap Year) in Kauai. She worked and travelled extensively abroad with her husband until settling back in Kauai. She became an accomplished massage therapist specializing in myofacial/cranial work at Alexander Spa for 15 years and her own business 'Restoration Works'.
Alison loved Kauai and dedicated much of her free time taking care of the AINA through volunteering for Kokee Resource Conservation Program (KRCP); protecting the indigenous flora and fauna of the special place. She had a myriad of interests including backpacking, exploring, motorcycling with her husband, playing the piano and even completed a solo flight in hand gliding. She was an avid long-distance runner completing some 15 marathons over two decades. She gave so much to so many. She was much loved.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Kokee State Park Pavilion near the Museum on the green on November 18, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Potluck, BYOB, chairs/blankets to see slide show and participate in open mic sharing. Mahalo.
For further information please call 415-601-1801.