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 Delois Otto “Pete” Beck

Delois Otto “Pete” Beck

Birth
Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Jun 2008 (aged 92)
Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, USA
Burial Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 27762170 · View Source
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Delois Otto "Pete" Beck passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008, from natural causes at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospice Center in Hamilton, Montana.

He was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Vandalia, Ill., the son of Louis Beck and Lucy (Neeley) Beck. When he was a 1-year-old, the family moved to the Caldwell, Idaho area. Later the family moved to Valleyford, Wash. By the time he was 16, he had quit school and was buying cattle with his dad and brother.

On Nov. 4, 1935, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Pogreba in Spokane, Wash. They lived in Hillyard before moving to Enterprise, Wash., to take up farming. From there they moved to a ranch at Daisy, Wash., where they spent over 45 years farming and raising cattle and also raised their three children there. Upon retiring they moved to Spokane in 1982. By 1985 they had settled on five acres north of Mead, Wash. Pete loved his horses, cattle and general ranch life. After retirement he enjoyed many hours of fishing and working in his garden and yard. He "played" as hard as he had previously worked. Anything less was a waste of time. Evelyn passed away while they lived at Mead.

On Feb. 4, 1995, Pete married Dorothy Korbel Johnson. Dorothy shared Pete's rural background, thus making a good match. They made their home in Mead before building a home in Corvallis and moving there in October 2000.

Pete is survived by his wife Dorothy of Corvallis; one son Herb (Ilene) Beck of Elk, Wash.; two daughters, Marlene (Wayne) Sampson of Hunters, Wash. and Patty (Ray) Erickson of Moore; 11 grandchildren, Dwain (Rhonda) Beck of Enterprise, Ore., Dodie (Charles) McDaniel of Wallowa, Ore., Doug (Jodie) Beck of Joseph, Ore., Dan (Elitha) Beck of Enterprise, Dana (Mark) Hestiekin of Portland, Ore., Dave (Janis) Sampson and Loretta (Fred) Dashiell of Hunters, Wash., Kevin (Cindy) Sampson of Valley, Wash., Gregg (Marcie) Sampson of Spokane, Anna (R.J.) Waggoner of Helena and Betsy Erickson of Great Falls; 20 great-grandchildren plus five step great-grandchildren and five great- great- grandchildren; one sister, Francis (Dick) Paulicheck of Valleyford, Wash. and one sister-in-law Maxine Floyd of Oklahoma City, Okla. and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Dorothy's extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Evelyn; one brother and two sisters and one infant grandson.

Interment to be in the Chewelah Memorial Park Cemetery south of Chewelah, Wash.


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  • Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delois Otto “Pete” Beck (19 Dec 1915–22 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762170, citing Chewelah Memorial Park, Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .