Longtime Playa del Rey resident Deborah Beswick passed away Sunday, May 20th, at age 52.

At the time of her death in Lancaster, she was surrounded by her family.

Beswick lived at the beach in Playa del Rey for 20 years. She was a colorful character on the Playa del Rey local scene, friends said.

Beswick worked for seven years as manager of information technology at Fox Entertainment Group in Beverly Hills and she was said to love her career and her co-workers.

She was devoted to her family, God, her country and all of nature, friends said.

Beswick had loved the beach since she was a little girl and was delighted to come home to her beautiful and sweeping view of the ocean she loved so much, they said.

She was a big Los Angeles Lakers fan and throughout the years attended many games. Beswick was known to the Buss family (Lakers owners) and the Laker Organization.

“We share with Playa del Rey in their loss of Deborah Beswick. Known as ‘The Brat’, our biggest fan will be missed,” said the Buss Family and Laker Organization in a statement.

Beswick is survived by her mother and stepfather, Verna and Bill Sandusky of Palmdale; brother Scott and his wife Cheryl, and their two children; her father Donald Beswick of Marina del Rey; her aunt and uncle, Marian and Bill Porter, and five cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family says donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice in Palmdale, (661) 272-2355.

A celebration of life party is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3rd, at the Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey.