Eldon Dwain Beck
Eldon Dwain Beck of Delta died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at his home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Delta to Orion Wellington Beck and Lula Vermel (Crawley) Beck. He graduated from Delta High School in 1950. He joined the Navy and served from 1950 to 1954.
He married Erma Grauberger on Aug. 17, 1968, in El Jebel.
He became an apprentice electrician in 1954 and a journeyman electrician four years later. He started his own electrical contracting business in 1968, Basalt Electric Co. Inc., in Basalt.
During the 1970s, Mr. Beck served as a Carbondale trustee, and he was elected mayor in the early 1980s.
He retired in July 1984 due to bad health and moved to Delta.
Mr. Beck enjoyed fishing, camping and working in the rose garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by daughters Charla Ann Main and Tina Marie Beck.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Evon Beck; by sons Robert Allen Beck of Delta, and Eldon Dwain Beck Jr. of Milpitas, Calif.; by daughter Sharen Vermel Cross of New Castle; by stepson Alan Ratzlaff of Montrose; by stepdaughter LuAnn Craig of Carbondale; by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta with John Wilson and Harlan Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Delta City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the on-line memorial at http://www.mesaview.net.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery in Delta.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 474, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
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