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 Mary Alice <I>Nall</I> Beck

Mary Alice Nall Beck

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Death 30 Dec 2006 (aged 93)
Burial Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 17308027 · View Source
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Mary Alice (M.A.) Beck, 93, passed away December 30, 2006. She was born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, the daughter of the Reverend William Gregory Nall and his first wife, Maude Hagler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Quince Hagler of Mansfield, Tennessee. She was valedictorian of her class at the McTyeire School in McKenzie, Tennessee at the age of fifteen. She attended Bethel College in McKenzie and Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee. She earned a Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After an early career as a teacher in other Oklahoma schools, she came to Sand Springs High School where she taught English and Latin and subsequently married John Beck, principal of the high school. She was a revered teacher, greatly admired by all her students, an avid bird-watcher and a lover of all animals, especially her cats.

Survivors include her son, James William; step-son, John Beck, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Burial will be private at Woodland Memorial Cemetery in Sand Springs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2007, 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Sand Springs, under the direction of Mobley Dodson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please honor John and Mary Alice Beck with contributions to John and Mary Alice Beck Scholarships, Ins., 44 Nichols Road, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 02025. There has been a four-year scholarship awarded annually to a Charles Page High School graduate for the past nine years.


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  • Created by: Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17308027
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Alice Nall Beck (17 Mar 1913–30 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17308027, citing Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker (contributor 4308835) .