Donna Lee Beck

January 20, 1958July 11, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend.

Private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Please check her website for update and for her life story.


Donna Lee Beck

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Moses Goldberg

January 24, 2021

I found and old Hi8 Video Dr. Beck did back in 2000 - as part of my 4th year at NCNM - She was an amazing doctor and teacher !!!

I would love to pass on this digital rendering - please let me know how I can get this to you -

Wondering if NCNM would put this in the archive library too!

In Health -

Dr. Moses Goldberg, ND

Nancy Diamond

January 14, 2021

I recently learned that Dr. Donna Beck died in July 2020 after doing a google search for her practice, hoping to refer a friend to her practice. Learning of her death was like a punch to my chest. This is woman who I have carried in my heart since the early 1990’s when I came to her office, A Family Wellness Center, located on SW Garden Home Rd in Multnomah Village. Dr. Donna Guthrie became the primary care for me and my young daughter. I had been living with Crohn’s Disease since I was a child. She was the first health professional that really dug deep to try more natural approaches to healing. And she listened. And she cared. She spent time. She researched. We tried many approaches, some of which helped and some didn’t. What mattered to me was that she didn’t give up. When I discovered the Specific Carbohydrate diet (SCD, after being told by the gastroenterologist that I’d be needing additional surgery) in early 2002 I discussed it with her before venturing into making the big change. With her support I tried it. It helped so profoundly that I didn’t need the surgery. She took my experience back to NCNM (later NUNM) where she was teaching. She taught me so much and developed me into being a partner in healing with her. With her guidance I was able to demand partnership with the allopathic doctors I have dealt with over the years.
She was there for me during some tumultuous years personally both work challenges and single parent challenges. I deeply appreciated that she shared so much about herself too, how she came to be a doctor, raising her children as a single parent. I was deeply honored that my daughter and I attended her wedding to Mr. Beck. I reveled with her in the happiness that Mr. Beck brought to her life.
She was the most genuine of persons I have known. She was and still is the person I measure other physicians by. I miss her deeply. I am forever grateful that our lives intersected.
My deepest condolences to Mr. Beck and Donna’s children.

Angie Gilbert

September 28, 2020

Dr. Beck came into my life after a battle with Cancer when I was only 31. She began treating me for health issues which arose as a result of treatment. I very much consider her a part of the team who quite literally saved my life. She gave me back to myself. She was a miracle worker and did it was such grace and kindness, she made me feel whole. She kept me healthy and strong all of these years, I am 48 now. She laughed with me, cried with me, hugged me when I needed it. She got me through some incredibly tough personal times and I will forever be grateful to have known her and to have been cared for so deeply by her. She was a huge gift in my life. Her love lives on through us all. She truly made the universe a better place by being in it and being in all of our lives.

Joyce Stilwell

September 18, 2020

Dr. Beck had been my primary care practitioner for about 15 years. She treated me for a rare disease and everyday health issues and kept me stable through supplemental support. Our appointments were longer as we also shared about life experiences. She was so dedicated and compassionate about family, health and causes. She is sorely missed.

Michelle Homer Anderson

September 17, 2020

When I was a naturopathic student (96-01) Dr Beck’s clinical shifts were some that I always tried to get a spot on. She was knowledgeable, skilled, and kind. I had the privilege of serving with her on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine during her tenure there. I always looked forward to being in her presence. She will most definitely be missed. She will live on in those of us she has worked with, those of us she has healed. I am thankful for the intersection of our lives. She had the most beautiful smile and lovely spirit.

Linda Loeffler

August 5, 2020

There are not enough words, to express the amount of sorrow, I feel about Dr. Beck‘s passing.
I will never be able to replace her, she was one of a kind. One of the nicest people I’ve ever known, and very easy to talk to.
She knew what my problems were, when no other Dr. Could Make a diagnosis. She saved my life.
My husband, was also a patient of Dr. Beck’s, he passed away in June 2012. She was very helpful to me, at a very difficult time in my life.
My deepest condolences, to Mr. Beck and family.
Thank you Dr. Beck, for everything. I miss you.

T Soltz

July 24, 2020

I was a patient of Dr. Beck’s for over 20 years. I always found her kind, and full of helpful advice and a positive attitude. I felt that I could discuss anything with her, which is an important trait in a doctor, and one that isn’t always present. I will miss her.

Jan-Marie Robertson

July 23, 2020

This woman was incredible and helped to advise and help me from a distance as I live in Southern California. She will be missed and we have lost a real soldier of medicine.....There will never be another Dr. Donna Beck as God broke the mold after she was born! I will miss her kindness and concern and her love of her patients.....I am so very saddened by this and can't keep the tears back. She was so genuine. real and down to earth....I will miss you, Dr.Beck!

Hugs and love, Jan-Marie and Bill Robertson

Paula Steinkamp

July 21, 2020

I so sorry to hear about Dr. Donna Beck’s passing. My condolences to her family and friends.