Obituaries

Calvin Reed Beck

Beck_Calvin.jpgCalvin Reed Beck, 84, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Shelton, WA. He was born November 19, 1928 to Joseph and Naomi Beck in Payson, UT. Calvin received his Master Degree from Utah State in Logan, UT. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Calvin married Nelda Harris on March 9, 1951 in Logan, Utah. The couple has been married for 62 years. He was an Industrial Arts Teacher in the Renton School District for 25 years. Calvin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints Shelton 2nd Ward. He enjoyed the out of doors, loved the mountains and hiking, hunting, woodworking, photography, gardening and grafting trees. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Beck of Shelton; five sons, Richard Beck (Pam) of Vashon Island, WA, Bob Beck (Wyla) OF Miami, FL, Steve Beck (Debbie) of Shelton, Brent Beck (Tauni) of Seattle, and Roy Beck of Alberta, Canada; one brother, Seth Beck of Colorado; 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, Calvin is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Naomi Beck; son, Bruce Beck; sister, Lucille Wilcox; and brother, Ray Beck. A graveside service was held at Riverton Crest Cemetery in Tukwila, WA. The memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Shelton 2nd Ward on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00am.The family was served by McComb Funeral Home Shelton, WA.