Obituary of Georgetta Eleanor Beck
Georgetta Eleanor Knueven was born on June 3, 1926 in Erie, Michigan and son of late Harry and the late Florence (Pete) Knueven. Georgetta attended St. Mary’s Academy graduating with the class of 1944.
Georgetta married the love of her life, Theodore “Ted” Raymond Beck on January 22, 1949 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. There, she was a devoted lifelong member attending Mass a couple times a week. Her Catholic faith was strong, and she prayed the Rosary daily. She helped support her family by taking employment through Mason School working as a teacher’s aide for many years.
Georgetta enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and loved being home caring for her family. She was proud of her children and was pleased to raise them in the same community in which she grew up.
Georgetta Eleanor Beck, age 92 of Erie, passed away at 4:00am on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. In addition to her parents, her passing is preceded in death by a son: Patrick Beck; and a granddaughter: Anna Beck.
To cherish her memory, Georgetta leaves her beloved husband and best friend for more than seventy years: Ted of Erie; her children: Timothy (Elena) Beck of Grand Junction, Mary (John) Dubosh of Dearborn, Mark (Sarahlee) Beck of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Bernadette Goldstein of California, Therese Beck of Austin, Texas, Carol Beck of Birmingham and Bonnie (Mick) Lavoy of Temperance; a daughter-in-law: Mary Wilson-Beck of Priest River, Idaho; eleven grandchildren: Maria, Matthew, Heather, Michael, Nicole, Emily, Lauren, Anna, Lily, David, Leo, Ali and Nica; and one great-grandson: Arlo.
Friends may gather on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, Erie, 9159 Summit Street (734)848-5185. A Rosary will take place at beginning at 7:00pm. She will Lie-in-State from 11:00am until A Mass of the Resurrection at 12:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, 2214 Manhattan, with Father Mark Prill officiating.
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