Jean Beck

jean beck
Jean Beck, 74, passed away unexpectedly August 17, 2018 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo with her husband by her side. Jean was born May 26, 1943 to John and Alice (Quam) Slingsby in Fargo, ND. Jean graduated from Fargo Central High School and later attended North Dakota State University. Jean met the love of her life in Hillsboro North Dakota, at the NAPA Auto Parts store parking lot in the summer of 1963. Jerry and Jean later married on September 4, 1964 at First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Jerry and Jean resided in Fargo their entire married life. Jean spent her time playing cards and training dogs, fishing, coffee with friends and spending time at the lake waterskiing and passing on this skill to her grandchildren Jean is survived by her husband, Jerry Beck; children Kristin Payne, Stacy (Wayne) Haugen, Amy (Larry) Hartze; daughter-in-law, LeAnn Beck; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents and her son, Robert (Rob).

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  1. Such a kind caring woman, with love and respect for all. Our sympathies. Tim and Robin Williams

  2. Jerry, I’m so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. I have such fond memories of you and Jean at Aunt Cleo’s and at the Larson reunions. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Jerry and kids,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear wife and mom. I have fond memories of Jean at “Beck” gatherings at Bill and Cleo’s house in Fargo. We spent a few Thanksgiving meals together!!!
    Where do the years go?
    You are in my prayers now, and will continue to be in my prayers.
    Roxanne Ford Hagen

  4. Jerry and girls .. my thoughts are with you on your loss of Jeannie. Oh the great memories I have!

  5. i am so sorry for you and your families loss, words can never make people feel better in there time of grief. i just wanted to let you know people care . hugs and prayers

  6. I am so fortunate and blessed to have known Jean. I was lucky enough to be able to teach and share Jean and my passion for waterskiing with her children and grandchildren. She was so positive and kind to me and my friends and family. She will be missed dearly. My heart is heavy for her family and friends.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was friends with Stacy at South High, and though I never had a chance to meet Jean, she seemed like a really wonderful lady. God Bless her and the entire family during this very difficult time.

  8. I will never forget Jean’s kind heart! She had a zest for life that made her special.
    She helped me so much with my dog obedience. I will always have a special place,in my memories,for the special times we had in dog obedience.
    Jean was a standout person,I will miss her. I know many others will too.
    I am so sorry for the loss!

  9. Rest In Peace Dear Grandma You Were A Joy To Many People And Lit Up There Day I’m Your Granddaughters Husband Andreas Husband all Though We May Have Not Met In Person I Will Make Sure I Take Care Of Your Family You Set Forth Love David

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