Warren Dean Beck
September 25, 1937 – May 7, 2020
Warren was born on September 25, 1937 to William (Bill) and Dorothy (Heimbigner) Beck in Odessa, WA at his Grandparent home. Warren was baptized in the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, WA on March 27th of 1938 and was confirmed on September 3oth of 1951. After graduating from Odessa High School, Warren worked for farmers in the Odessa area, along with the Odessa Trading Company until he was draft into the Army in 1960. Warren was an (E3) spent two years in active duty and was discharged on November 3, 1962 and then later was released from inactive duty on October 31, 1966. During his time spent in the Army, Warren received a certificate in Light Vehicle Driving Course at U.S. Army at Fort Ord, California. In his time of service he was stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, and drove a supply truck to other army bases in the surround areas. During his leave time Warren enjoyed attending several bull fights in Spain. Warren received several certification while in the 4th Armored Division: Bronze badge for Safety which was 4,000 miles or 6 months without an accident or traffic violation. Silver badge which was 12 months without accident or traffic violation. Gold badge which was 12,000 miles without accident or traffic violation. Warren also was a coach for the honor guard rifle team, which attended parades, also included in Germany several events or competitions. He was a member of the Army bowling team during this time.
In the fall months of 1965 Warren met his partner for life Audrey Kramer and was married in August 28, 1967 at the hitching post in Coeur de’ Alene, ID. The couple had four children during their marriage, which include Warren adopting Alice Mae Beck (Lewis), later having identical twins Joyce Lorene Beck (McNeil) & Janice Lee Beck, and two years later finishing the family with the arrival of Leona Ann Beck (Mooney).
Warren enjoyed hunting and fishing with father-in-law Al Kramer. He spent his Saturday nights taken Audrey dancing, and following the Stanley Wraspir Band around the area. He also enjoyed trapshooting at the Marlin Gun Club, and camping with family. Warren is predeceased by both of his parents and one daughter Janice Lee Beck. He is survived by his wife Audrey Beck, sister: Jennifer & (Kevin) Hensley, Daugthers: Alice & (Steve) Lewis, Joyce & (Joe) McNeil, Leona & (Don) Mooney. Warren had four grandkids: Caleb McNeil, (Shannon Burden), Keisha McNeil, AnnaRenee Bockman, and Eric Mooney. The graveside service were held at Odessa Cemetery on May 14 at 10:00 o’clock with Pat Estes reading scripters. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Beck family. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA are in charge of all the arrangements.
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Warren Dean Beck
May 13, 2020
I was sorry to hear of my brother's passing. Being 16 years younger than Warren, pretty much kept us living separate lives. I remember going to the airport in Spokane to pick him up after he came home from his military service. I remember him wearing a uniform. I remember when he started dating Audrey and Alice was 2 at the time and I was 12. I remember the twins being born and one dying shortly after birth. Eventually I moved to Spokane and then Phoenix, AZ, where I live now. I saw my brother about 7 years ago and he got to meet my granddaughter, Alexa, who was 13 at the time. Warren and I were not close siblings in this life but I am a firm believer that one day we will meet again in the resurrection that is promised at Acts 24:15. My condolences go out to Audrey and the girls, their spouses and children. How ironic that his burial date, May 14, is my date of birth.