Barbara Ann Beckering

October 19, 1943April 3, 2019

Barbara Ann Beckering, 75 years old, passed after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, she has gone home to the Lord at 10:45A on April 3, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

Born October 19, 1943 in Miami, Florida to Robert Beckering and Elizabeth Lund. She's had many careers, she has been a business owner, caregiver, and volunteer in her community and church. She had a great love and devotion for the Catholic Church and it's missions. Collecting rosary's on her many missionary travels. She was an avid reader and loved her books. She had a wonderful sense of humor and her smile warmed hearts and will be missed. She loved the beach and watching the sunrise. Her wonder lust and zest for life brought her on many great adventures around the world, whether it was in her convertible cars or her motorcycle or with her church. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother and was passionate about family values and spreading love and the word of God.

She is survived by her 5 children, Dean (Tammy) Guiles, Jeff (Cathy) Guiles , Mark (Linda) Guiles, Angel (Phil) Martin , and Sabrina Guiles. 8 grandchildren, Joshua Guiles, Emily Guiles, Rachel Guiles, Hunter Guiles, Alissa Martin, Jeffery Guiles Jr., and Jessica Martin. Sister Hedy Beckering. Preceded by granddaughter Bonnie Guiles, father Robert Beckering, mother Elizabeth Lund, step father Harold Lund, sisters Karen Lach, Trudy Lutz.

Services at 11am Monday, April 8th 2019 at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1716 6th St, Muskegon, MI 49441 with Father Charlie Hall. Luncheon provided after, at the same location. Private graveside service for immediate family will be at Pine Hill Cemetary, in Fruitport, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of America.

Like the poem, “Footprints in the Sand”, she has carried many a loved ones burden's with never a complaint. Her loving and giving nature will be greatly missed. ----------------------- He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you. Never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Barbara Ann Beckering

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Barbara Martin

April 6, 2019

We shared so many moments over the years, being sister grandmothers. We even shared a first name, so we couldn't be called "Grandma Barb." It was "Grammie" and "Gramma." Her Catholic faith was such an inspiration and she loved sharing it with others. I especially loved story of when a white elk crossed the road in front of her car. Her memories of living in Jerusalem warmed my soul - she loved it so much. Perhaps more than the city itself, she loved the people living there. Though her visit was shorter than she would have liked, I think she was most grateful for the opportunity to have been there. She is loved and will be remembered by me for the great example of a truly loving and giving person that she was. God has made a place for her in heaven.

Sabrina Guiles

April 5, 2019

I want to thank our wonderful family and friends who helped mom. We would not have had the opportunity to spend so much more time with her if that support and unconditional love wasn't givin. She loved you all.
And I love you all for it. Thank you!