DUANE H. BECK
1929 – 2021
Duane H. Beck passed away October 13, 2021 at age 91. He was born November 16, 1929 in Heber City, Utah, to Stephen F. and Maggie Orr Beck.
Duane spent his early childhood in Highland, Utah; he later moved to American Fork where he attended school. He graduated from American Fork High School in 1948. In 2018, he attended the 70th reunion of
the Class of ‘48. After graduation, Duane and a friend enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for four years in Japan during the Korean War.
He attended BYU where he met the love of his life, Barbara Rallison. They were married June 4, 1954 in Whitney, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. They celebrated 67 years together. They lived in American Fork, St. George, and Gooding, Idaho. They settled in Logan in 1959 where they raised their family.
Duane was active in Kiwanis and JayCees where he made friendships that lasted a lifetime. Duane and Barbara moved to Bountiful in 1982.
He worked as an accountant for auto dealerships, Wells Fargo, and First Security Bank; he retired in 1999. He then served 19 years as a service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and golfing with his sons. He also loved to travel; his adventures included several cruises with friends as well as many road trips to Arizona and California.
Duane was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he faithfully fulfilled various positions in the Church. He especially enjoyed working with youth. His favorite calling was serving in a Young Single Adult bishopric at Utah State University.
He also loved children; they looked forward to receiving some Smarties candy and a little teasing from him.
His greatest joy was his family. He is survived by four children: Scott (Arlene) of Mesa, Arizona; Michele (Dan) Brown of Providence; Fred (Sue) of Providence; and Richard (Tami) of Highland; 14 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; five sisters; and his son, Richard, who died October 9, 2021.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6 – 8p.m. at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East, Bountiful, Utah.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 noon at the Whitney, Idaho Cemetery.