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Elva Beck

Elva Beck

WICHITA FALLS — Elva Lou Beck went Home to be with Our Lord on Nov. 18, 2019, at the age of 87.

She had been under Hospice Care of Wichita Falls for twelve days for congestive heart failure.

Lou loved life, loved making flower arrangements for her husband and her parent’s gravestones; she loved crafting, sewing and quilting. She enjoyed going to the monthly luncheon with her classmates of 1947 at Nocona High School. Lou retired from the State Highway Department in 1988.

Lou Beck was born April 22, 1932, to the late Charles Alford Zahn (1911-1988) and Roxie Lou (Johnson) Zahn (1916-2008) of Montague. She is also preceded in death by Cleta Faye (Zahn) Morrison of Wichita Falls, Loretta Ann (Zahn) Whitaker, (1936-2008) of Montague and Vicki Verlon Dale (Zahn) Richey , of Decatur.

Lou’s husband of 64 years, Bobby Gene Beck, preceded her in death on Oct 10, 2014. They were married on March 18, 1950, in Montague.

She is survived by her sons Wayne Beck, (wife Tommie), and Dane Beck both of Wichita Falls; her grandchildren, David Girard (wife Sunny), Crystal Gilmore, (husband Ryan), Allison Beck (Jason Hill) and Rob Beck (wife April), all of Wichita Falls. From these four grandchildren, Lou was made a great-grandmother to thirteen great-grandchildren. Lou will be greatly missed.

A graveside service was held on Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Montague Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Visitations was held on Friday Nov. 22 from 6 until 7 p.m.  at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.

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