October 9, 1933 – September 13, 2013
Patricia Jean Beck, 79, former resident of Urbandale passed away on September 13, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. She was born October 9, 1933 in Princeton, MO to Ira “Kenneth” and Shirley (Arbuckle) Todden. Pat was very family oriented, loved to cook and family gatherings were her most favorite times in life. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention her love for bingo. She graduated in 1952 from Des Moines Technical High School in Des Moines. Shortly after graduation, on December 26, 1952, Patricia was married to Harold Beck, and they spent the next 60 years together side by side. Pat was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines.
While raising her four children, Pat enjoyed working part-time at the Scandanavian Shop in Des Moines and Standard Oil Credit Card Center in West Des Moines. After moving to Mesa in 1991, Pat and Harold owned and operated a Sir Speedy Printing Franchise in Phoenix.
Pat is survived by her beloved husband, Harold; sons, Scott (Jackie) Beck of West Des Moines, David Beck (Marlene Tremmel) of Mesa, AZ and Robert Beck (Mary Arrasate) of Hackettstown, NJ; daughter, Cynthia (Doug) Miers of West Des Moines; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a sister, Sherry Malinda Todden of West Des Moines; and brothers, Jack Todden of Altoona and Michael “Joseph” Todden of Des Moines.
A Mesa visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care 400. S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ.
A Des Moines visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 20 at Iles Westover Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES WESTOVER CHAPEL