Monday, September 9th, 2013
Ruth M. Beck, 79, Celina, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 5, 2013, at The Gardens in Celina.
She was born July 20, 1934, in Coldwater, to Joseph and Helen Heyne Wolters. On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Paul Edward Beck, who died in 1988.
Surviving are her daughter, Donna Osborne and Lance Garcia, Santa Fe, N.M.; a son, David Paul (Renee) Beck Sr., Taft, Calif.; grandchildren, David Paul Jr. (Danielle) Beck, Bakersfield, Calif., and William Heriford, Taft; great-grandchildren, Kira Beck, Mia Beck, Madison Heriford and Shaine Heriford; her brother, Wilfred "Woody" and (Norma) "Skeet" Wolters, Coldwater; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha "Marty" (Larry) Poor, Celina, and Thomas Budde, Fond Du Lac, Wis.; stepchildren, Sybilla Hertinstien, Tony Palopoli, Philip and Mary Beck, John Beck, Barton and Darlene Beck, Cheryl and Leonard Witcher, Barbara and Rick Padon; numerous stepgrandchildren; numerous stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Della Anderson, Peter Hatch and David and Olive Williams.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Alvin Wolters; and three sisters, Marita (James) Bertke, Rosella Budde and Pauline Wolters; and a stepdaughter, Joan Palopoli.
She graduated from Coldwater High School in 1952 and moved to Bakersfield in 1959. She worked in the real estate field her entire time in California. She was a retired escrow officer. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and St. Philip's Catholic Church, Bakersfield. She was a 25-year member of United Commercial Travelers of America and a former member of the California Escrow Association.
Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Ken Schnipke officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn South West Memorial Park, Bakersfield.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and before 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Greenlawn South West Memorial Park in Bakersfield.
Memorial donations may be given to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.