CHAFFEE - Frances Alma Beck, 85, died at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 6, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center.
Born June 27, 1921, at Kelso, to the late Louis and Regina Blattel Hahn, she was a retired baby sitter and had retired from Buckstein Pants Factory in Chaffee as a machine operator. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Daughters of St. Ambrose and the Ladies Auxiliary Chaffee V.F.W. Post 3127.
On April 10, 1947, she married Wilford "Bill" Beck, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1998.
One son and one brother also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, George Beck and Gerald "Jerry" Beck of Chaffee; one daughter, Marie Schimpf of Chaffee; one sister, Viola Jansen of Albers, Ill.; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is at 4 p.m. today, with a parish rosary to be held at 7 p.m. at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. John Harth will officiate.
Burial will follow in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery at Chaffee.
Pallbearers will be: Gerald Beck Jr., Billy Phillips, Jared Beck, Kenneth Norton and Sonny Leible.