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Donald Beck

Donald Ray Beck, 81, of Florence, Ariz., died Feb. 13, 2019, at home.
He was born to Carsten and Hazel Beck in Stevensville March 23, 1937. He grew up in Culbertson, where his parents farmed north of town.
On June 15, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Nellie Jean Daniels.
He worked most of his adult life for the Bureau of Land Management as a land surveyor, retiring in Alaska. Don and Nellie built a home on Big Lake where they enjoyed all the winter and summer activities the lake had to offer. After retiring in 1986, they moved several more times before settling in Florence, Ariz.
After the death of Nellie, he found a wonderful companion to continue his love for travel and adventure and married Doris Johnson Sept. 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie; daughter, Teresa; and brother, John.
He is survived by Doris and her family; children, Vicky Hawkinson, David Beck and Tami Filbrandt; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Marianne Ziemer; and brothers, Bob and Alvy.
Don chose to donate his body to Science Care. He will be buried in Montana at a later date. Services will be held at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church in Florence, Ariz., March 23 at 10 a.m. A celebration of life will be held March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 901 California Blvd.