We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Potter Funeral Home
Nancy Allan Beck, 91, of Hebron CT, passed away on May 20, 2022 after a life well lived.
Nancy was born on December 3, 1930 in Cleveland Ohio. Her family moved to West Hartford in 1949. She graduated from Old Hall High School in 1951, and then attended Dean Junior College in Franklin Mass. While on a college girls ski trip to North Conway NH, she met and fell in love with Guy C. Beck of Columbia CT.
Nancy and Guy were engaged in 1953 and married on May 22, 1954. They lived in Columbia CT where Nancy was a stay at home Mom, raising four children. She was active as a girl scout leader, a member of the Columbia Congregational Church, and also helped establish the Columbia Volunteer Fire Dept Women’s Auxiliary where she was later honored as a life member. As a family they traveled much of the United States. Nancy developed a love for National Parks and the Southwest US.
In 1970, Nancy attended the UConn Teacher’s Aide program, and worked for Hebron Elementary School as a Teacher’s Aide/Librarian Aide until 1987 when she retired. Nancy and Guy then traveled the US, settling in the Southwest in Green Valley AZ. They lived there until the late 90’s, and returned to CT to be closer to their growing family and grandchildren.
After Guy’s passing in 2000, Nancy lived in Windham CT. She enjoyed traveling abroad with her family. She became active in the First Congregational Church in the Willimantic Interfaith Sewing Group for the benefit of children in Haiti and spent time at the Chaplin Senior Center where she really enjoyed Wii Bowling. In 2019, Nancy moved to Colebrook Village in Hebron CT until her passing.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband Guy C. Beck, and her infant son James Allan Beck.
She is survived by son Guy C. Beck Jr. & wife Kimberly,
Granddaughter Melissa Smith, and great-grandsons Christian, Zachary and Gabriel.
Granddaughter Arlie Dosek, and great-grandsons Daigen (deceased), Hayden and Jaxton.
Grandson Conor & wife Michelle Beck and great-granddaughter Grace.
Granddaughter Keller Beck.
Grandson Logan Beck & fiancee Jessica.
Granddaughter Ferrin Beck and great-grandson Hudson.
Grandson Sawyer Beck.
Daughter Margaret Comeau & husband Bruce.
Son Matthew Beck.
Son John Beck & wife Marie, grandsons Ian and partner Robert Rautio, and Addison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Columbia Volunteer Fire Department or the Chaplin Senior Center.
A private family graveside service will be held at the West Street Cemetery in Columbia CT.