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Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Olivia Beckworth Artz

May 25, 1934February 8, 2020

Olivia B. Artz, age 85, of Margate, Florida passed away on Saturday February 8, 2020. Olivia Beckworth (Artz) was born to Uriah and Elneita Beckworth on May 25, 1934 in Appling County, GA. She graduated from Surrency High School in 1953 and was valedictorian of her class. She married Larry Artz in 1955, they divorced in 1980. She was beloved mother to Ray Artz and wife Susan, and Ann (Artz) Bone and husband Charlie. She was a very special grandmother and Memaw to Mark Artz and Sara Artz Pierre and husband Patrick Pierre; and Ellen Bone Cali and husband Bob Cali, Ruth Bone Bentley and husband Matt, and Abby Bone; and great grandmother to Isaiah and Selah Cali. She was preceded in death by her brother Harley who died in Vietnam, brother Robert Beckworth, sister Dora Dukes, and sister Ginger Ford. She is survived by her brother Retired Major James Maxwell Beckworth of Columbia and his children John Beckworth, Patty Lamont, Cindy Cummings and their families. She is also survived by her nephew Carroll Dukes and his family; nephew Robert Beckworth Jr. and Wendy McDowell and her family; and nephews Danny and Mike Beckworth and niece Anita Beckworth Wessel of Germany.

Olivia became a Christian as a child. She loved Jesus, her family, and many dear friends. She was an active member of First Baptist Pompano from 1969-1991, and an active member of First Baptist Concord, TN from 1997-present. Olivia loved to cook, sew, quilt, crochet, arrange flowers, paint, and make ceramics. She worked for Sears Roebuck for 25+ years and retired in 1997. In retirement, she went to Singapore on a mission trip in 1999. Olivia also coordinated the Storying Scarf ministry which was started by Blair Faulk and her son-in-law Charlie Bone.

A visitation for Olivia will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064, followed by a celebration of life from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnnorth.com for the Artz family. As Expressions of Sympathy in lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Celebration Of Life Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Memories

Olivia Beckworth Artz

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Kenny Stolar

February 15, 2020

What a witness she was in all that she did. Her sweet smile reflected Jesus whenever I spoke to her. I am thankful that my path crossed hers in this life.

Henrietta Taylor

February 10, 2020

Prayers and sympathy to Ray, Ann, and family . We have so many special memories with Olivia and her children at First Baptist Pompano. She was always on Mission for her Lord and touched so many hearts. Her smile and sweet spirit will be missed .
Love you , Jack and Henny Taylor

Stephanie Hardy

February 10, 2020

Many fond memories of a gracious and loving lady. Deepest sympathies to Ann and family at this sad time.