Patricia "Pat" Beckman
May 17, 1928 ~ September 7, 2022
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.