OBITUARY

Anna Louise Beck

October 24, 1922February 20, 2019

LOUISE BECK Anna Louise Beck, age 96, of California City, CA passed away February 20, 2019. She was born in Leeds, Iowa to Everett and Anna Keller on October 24, 1922. She grew up on the farm and struck out on her own at age 18. She did housekeeping, worked at restaurants, and as a nurse’s aide. During the war she worked for Windcharger in Sioux City winding armatures. She met her first love at a baseball game and married Vernon Schroeder in 1943. After being widowed in 1949, she struck out on her own again this time with two daughters. In 1965 she married Arthur Beck, and they moved to California City, Calif. They owned and operated Beck’s Vending for many years. Later she worked at Edwards Air Force Base and retired as a Budget Analyst in 1985. Louise was active and instrumental in helping raise funds to build Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She volunteered her services in many different capacities for the church and was a founding member and first president of the Altar Society. After Art’s death she moved to Desert Jade Village where she and partner James Reinier enjoyed many friends and activities. Louise’s favorite activities included line dancing and crafts. She was also an active member of the Red Hat Society and always found time to reach out to others. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and attending grandchildren’s functions. When asked about her secret to longevity she always said she “worked hard all her life”. Louise is survived by her daughters: JoAnn and husband George Nothhelfer of Mission Viejo, Jean Schroeder and friend John Lank of California City, stepsons Clifford Beck of Medford, Oregon and John Beck of San Dimas, California; numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Maureen Schroeder, Jeanette Ricke both of Remsen, Iowa. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Vernon and Art and friend Jim; brothers, Lester, Elmer (Violet), Wesley (Johnny, Donna) Keller, sister, Correna (Bernard) Trenkamp; brothers-in-law Clarence (Florence), Ray (Virginia, Florence), Elmer (Hildegarde, Joan), Dominic (Valeria), Le Roy Schroeder, Clarence Ricke, sister-in-law Helen (Alfred) Keffler. Mass of Christian burial is pending at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in California City. Internment will be at the California City Memorial Park. Donations may be made for dementia research as the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 8, 2019
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Anna Louise Beck

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Richard Trenkamp

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Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

Richard Trenkamp

March 7, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY