Beverly K. Seibel a Prolific Commercial Artist, Passes Away at 95
On Monday, May 16th, 2022 Beverly K. Seibel passed away in Hackettstown, NJ, after a brief illness.
Beverly was born in Santa Barbara, California on August 27, 1926 to James Kirby, an executive with Chevron, and his wife Marjorie, a homemaker.Beverly was a commercial artist for a career spanning nearly 80 years, her work reaching a very wide audience. She illustrated game boards for the popular children’s games “Candyland”, “Chutes and Ladders”, and “Parcheesi”. She is also responsible for a vast assortment of artwork including paintings of waif-like children with large, soulful eyes (best-sellers in the
1960s), Golden books, paper dolls, and countless coloring books that populated toy shops and bookstores for decades.
Beverly married John Edwards, a geologist, in 1952, and had twin sons, James and Douglas Edwards. They were divorced in 1968. Beverly married Martin Seibel in 1974 and became a
step-mother to his children, Lois, Carole, Benjamin and David. Martin Seibel sadly passed away in August, 2021. Beverly is survived by her children, step children, and grandchildren David Seibel Jr. and Katie Edwards.
All services are private.