Gary Ross Beck

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  • "I love you Uncle Gary you gave me some of the best memories..."
    - Kim clark
  • "I love and miss you Dad..."
    - Lori
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October 23, 1937 ˜ January 26, 2019

Gary Ross Beck passed away at home, surrounded by family on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 81. He was born on Oct. 23, 1937 in Duluth, MN.
Gary moved to Chicago, IL where he met the love of his life, Patricia Joann Beck. They moved to the Pacific Northwest in the 1960’s and settled into their home in the Vancouver Heights, where they raised their three children, Ronald John Beck, Jeri Ann Beck Krohn and Lorinda JoAnn Beck Mersereau.
Gary worked as a truck driver for Joseph T. Ryerson and Sons. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, computers, dancing, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.
Gary is survived by his wife, Patricia Beck; son, Ronald Beck (Margaret); daughters, Jeri Beck Krohn (David) and Lorinda Beck Mersereau (Dave); grandchildren, Danielle MacCoumber, Paul Krohn, Melissa MacCoumber, Lauren Beck, Steven Mersereau, Jameson MacCoumber, Trisha Cook, Matthew Beck, Spencer Krohn, Dawson Krohn and Cassidy Krohn; and great-granddaughter, Annalise.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry G. Beck (1969); mother, Frances Beck Wickdall (1974); and sister, Joyce Beck Keller (1980).
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elk’s Lodge in Vancouver, WA on April 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Gary would prefer donations be made to the .
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 10, 2019
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