Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth G. Beck, 58 of Wasilla, Alaska., formerly of Des Moines, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2007 at First Congregational Church of Spencer. Rev. Curtis Batschelet will officiate the service.
There will be no visitation.
Interment will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery of Gillett Grove.
Elizabeth was born Dec. 21, 1948 in Nyack, N.Y., the daughter of Alexander G. and Jeanne (Starr) Park. She was a 1970 graduate of the University of Iowa and a 1972 graduate of Drake University Law School. Elizabeth was admitted to practice law in Alaska, Iowa, and Texas and had most recently been an attorney and section chief with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. After law school Elizabeth married Joseph S. Beck on May 12, 1973, and they lived and practiced law in Iowa until 1990 when they moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1995 they moved to Washington, D.C. where they worked until 2005 when they left government service and moved to Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Tony; her father, Alexander; and her grandparents.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband Joseph S. Beck of Wasilla, Alaska and Greenville; a step-daughter, Lisa Ann Martin; grandson; her mother, Jeanne Park of Durango, Colo.; mother-in-law, Lucile Beck of Spencer; and two brothers: Robert Park of Albuquerque, N.M and Steven Park of Bethesda, Md.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.