Patricia "Pat" Beckman


Pat Beckman, age 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 7, 2022. A memorial service in her honor will be held at Boulger Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Pat was born in Danville, Illinois on May 17, 1928 to Joe and Sylvia Grady. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Pre-Med. She went on to get her Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

She married Art Beckman of Hammond, Indiana in 1952. The couple moved to Fargo in 1961 and remained there until the end of their lives. Pat was a giver and volunteered in many service organizations in Fargo. She was Chairperson of the Cass County Welfare Board and State Mental Health Board; English tutor to NDSU foreign students; Chairperson of Indian Awareness meetings, working alongside her cherished friend Gladys Ray, a dedicated lifelong human rights advocate in Fargo, at order of St. Luke’s at First Lutheran Church. She spent many years devoted to settling refugees and developing mental health and addiction support groups in the FM area. Pat’s faith in Jesus Christ was central to all that she did. She was a woman of prayer and was an active member of prayer groups throughout her life For work like this in the community, Pat was honored as YWCA Woman of the Year.

Pat was blessed with three children who she loved dearly; Scott in Santa Fe, Julie in Fargo, and Janet in Minneapolis. She is now reunited in glory with her loved ones and is missed dearly by her children.


Visitation - Saturday: May 6, 2023 1:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Memorial Service - Saturday: May 6, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Art, Janet, Scott & Julie. I am praying for you to feel the love of the Lord wrap his arms around you. Pat is a great lady. She will be missed by many including me. God bless.

  2. Uncle Art, Scott, Julie, and Janet, you are so much in my thoughts right now, and I hope that happy memories are comforting you. As aunts go, Pat was the BEST! I will miss her so much, but I count myself incredibly lucky to have known her and been loved by her. Looking forward to the time when we all can be together to celebrate this very special person’s life.

  3. I am very saddened to hear of Pat’s passing as she was very near and dear to my heart. I had the honor of getting to know her while she was at Bethany Gables.
    I admired her strong faith and exemplary kindness. She will be missed but always remembered. 🙏♥️

  4. Art & Pat Beckman were like 2nd parents to Bev and I after we moved to Fargo in 1978. Art was my boss at Cass Clay Creamery in Fargo and I remember Art as one of the most forgiving and trusting person in the world. Art to me (AL) was a very big part of my Christian values and beliefs and Art and Pat both lived their lives as Christian people of God.
    Pat was a “crusader” for a number of causes and I respected her patience with us as Bev and I did not always totally agree on some issues. However Pat always listened intently and respected our thoughts as well.
    Their love for their children and Grandchildren was always without conditions and they were there to help them in whatever ways they could.
    May God welcome them both into his heavenly kingdom.
    Al & Bev Nielsen

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