Paul Stuart Beck and Glennis George Beck
Paul Stuart Beck, born June 7, 1933, in Aspen, CO, and Glennis George Beck, born June 9, 1937, in Wichita, KS, both passed away peacefully at their home surrounded by friends and family, on February 23, 2015, and February 25, 2015, respectively.
Paul graduated from Aspen High School in June of 1951 and spent a semester at the University of Colorado. He joined the Army in 1957 and served at Camp Hale in Leadville and Colorado Springs, CO, for two years. He returned to Aspen to work on the Aspen Ski Patrol in the winter and with his cousin Neil excavating in the summers. He also worked at Morrison Knudsen in Ashcroft, CO, and for the City of Aspen Street Department. He was a long-standing member of the Elks Club and was often seen at the joiners table at the Hickory House.
On May 18, 1962, he married Glennis George.
Glennis George graduated from the Kent School of Denver in 1955. She then continued on to get her Sociology degree from Stanford University in 1959. She was a bookkeeper, past president of the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf and volunteered for the Aspen Thrift Shop and Las Amigas in San Felipe, Baja Mexico. She was a voracious reader and puzzle solver blessed with a dry sense of humor and a brilliant mind.
During the 53 years that they were married they traveled extensively. Eventually, they split their time between their ranch in Snowmass, CO, and their home in San Felipe. Springs and summers were filled with trips to Goblin Valley, UT, and winters spent snowmobiling to Grizzly Reservoir.
Glennis was preceded in death by her beloved brother Robert Adams George. Paul and Glennis leave behind Paul’s brother and sister Glenn Beck and Sandra Hernandez, son Gary Beck (Beverly), their daughter Brenna Mitchell and their six grandchildren; Christopher Stuart Beck, Lewis Alton Beck, Daniel Barnard Beck, Cole Newell Guy, Adam Ryan Ruiz and Kelly Amber Mitchell.
Special thanks go to numerous family and close friends that spent their time with Paul and Glennis in their final days. Memorial contributions can be made to your local blood bank and/or to the American Cancer Society. A memorial is planned for later in August.
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