Margueritte Louise Beck, 102, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Osborne Beck, Retired US Air Force. She is survived by her two loving and devoted daughters Shirley Unger (Don) of Richmond, VA, and Joyce Scholl of West Palm Beach, FL; four granddaughters Blaine Butler (Kyle) and Brittney Butler (Doug) of Charlottesville, VA, Susan Williams (Josh) of West Point, VA, and Bonnie Donahue (Shane) of Arlington, TX; and great-grandchildren Berkley and Beckham Donahue.
Louise grew up in Alabama and later moved with her husband to Jacobus, Pennsylvania, where she raised her family. She taught school at Lincolnway Elementary in West York County and was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jacobus. Upon the passing of her husband, Louise moved to Richmond to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
Louise dedicated her life to her family, church, and helping those around her. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, spending 25 years as a bellringer, teaching Bible School, attending weekly church and Sunday School. She could always be found helping others including feeding the neighborhood stray animals and birds, and volunteering at Glen Allen Elementary School. Outside of church and volunteering, she enjoyed travel, theatre, bingo, slots, dance aerobics, and Zumba well into her 90’s. Anyone that knew Louise knew she enjoyed a good laugh; she always had a list of fun jokes in her purse or a quick-witted response to share. Louise lived her life fully and was an inspiration to many.
The family would like to thank Beth Sholom Gardens and especially Tiffany, Letitia, and Tonya for watching over Louise during her final years.
Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers can be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Richmond SPCA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.