Edward Brown Beck February 10, 1937 - January 5, 2022


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Edward Brown Beck, age 84, passed away peacefully January 5, 2022 at his home in Spanish Fork, Utah. He was born February 10, 1937, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Ross F. and Erma Brown Beck. Edward graduated from Spanish Fork High School where he lettered in both track and basketball and enjoyed playing sports.

Edward married his High School sweetheart Barbara Ann Finch on March 3, 1956 and they were later sealed on January 4, 1964 in the Manti Temple. Together they had four children.

Edward worked for the Department of Transportation for 34 years. He began his employment as an equipment operator. He ended his career as a District Maintenance Supervisor. After retirement he enjoyed golfing with Ron Johnson, Bob Backman, and Mark Boyack and in his later years his weekly rides with Gary Roach and Robert Larsen.

Ed especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports, and spending time at the family property with his family and friends. Edward was an active member of the 7th Ward for many years. He served as the High Priest Secretary and was a faithful home teacher for many years.

Edward is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Beck; his children: Ross (Shelley) Beck, Deborah Beck, Brian Beck, and Annalee Perry; sister: Barbara (Dallas) Adams; in-laws Don Cole, Tom and Judy Woodhouse, and Jim and Evelyn Finch; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ross F. Beck and Erma Brown Beck Boyack; stepfather Glen Boyack; sisters Jane Ann Cole, Erma Lee (Dick) Bills; and son in-law David Perry.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. located at the 7th Ward Chapel, 761 East 400 North, Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may attend a visitation prior to the services from 9:00-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
9:00-10:45 a.m.
Spanish Fork 7th Ward
761 East 400 North
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

Funeral Services

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Spanish Fork 7th Ward
761 East 400 North
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


Spanish Fork City Cemetery
420 South 400 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


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    Barbara Barnes Lindblad says

    Ross and Shelley and family, so sorry to hear about your father. I have many memories of him and your beautiful mother Barbara. They were always so nice to the kids in the neighborhood.

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    I’m so sorry for this unexpected loss to the Beck family. I’m so grateful to have known my uncle Edward and to have him as a pallbearer for my mother/Edwards sister Jane Ann Beck Coles funeral. I know he is reunited with Erma lee, Jane Ann his mother and father and step father. Edward will surely be missed by the Cole family.

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    Angela Marshall says

    Ed was one of my favorites. He would always ask about my family and my grandma. He always had a smile and was so fun to talk too. He will be dearly missed. I was shocked to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family.

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    Lorin Measom says

    Beck Family
    I hope that you can feel our Savior’s love at this difficult time.
    I loved your husband and father for all the time that he spent coaching us young men in basketball in the ward year after year. He even arranged money raising projects so that we could have the best uniforms in the Stake. He always went beyond the required.
    Love to you all! Lorin Measom

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    Gloria E Huff says

    My heart aches to hear the news that Ed is gone. He and Barbara had a beautiful relationship that resulted in a wonderful family. My heart is with all of you at this time and may you find peace in the many memories you have all shared.

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    Fred Peake says

    I am so honored and blessed to have known Edward, He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.

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    Melba King Family says

    We have been blessed to live near the Becks for over 60 years. Ed is amazing and we will all miss him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.❤️

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    Robert & DeNene Jensen says

    So sorry to hear about this, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    William Erickson says

    I remember growing up just how close your family was. Brian was one of my best friends growing up, we were together all the time unless there was a family gathering and they always had to be home for dinner. I remember learning how to make phone orders to Glades at the Beck house. I also remember the pride Ed had for everything he owned. He took great care of his cars and yard. Remember when they built the family room out back and the garage. Pretty proud moments as I remember it. Brian always had to go to the Deer hunt and had such great stories. Ed was a great man that raised a great family and you could here Brian’s love, pride and great respect for his father. A true leader in Spanish Fork and an Icon that will not be forgotten by me.

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    Dave Marston says

    Dear Barbra and family, Ed’s service and tributes were as nice as any I have ever seen. How lucky you all are to have had Ed in your lives for so long and for you to have been in his. My daughter texted me about one line and I had already made note of it, “The only way to take sorrow out of death, is to take love out of life”. What a profound sentence. The sorrow is very deep at the passing of Ed because the love was so incredibly deep. I will miss his happy face when we gather at Shelley and Ross’s house. Enjoy the memories and if you can, right them down for posterity. I loved the detail in Brian and Deborah’s tributes. I love the bond he and Annalee formed with all the hospital visits, a father’s love. I loved Riley’s and the kid’s musical tributes and I am certain Ed did as well. What a truly nice celebration of his life and legacy. I feel the only thing a parent can leave behind, that means anything, is a great family. He did that! I love you all very much!
    Dave Marston

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    Heather Marston says

    Dear Barbara and family,
    The service today was absolutely beautiful with so many fond memories shared. I loved hearing all of the stories about Edward. The musical numbers were also beautiful. You all did a fantastic job.

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