HELEN LUCILLE OLSEN BECK
1925 – 2014
After living a life of selfless service and Christ-like example, Helen Lucille Olsen Beck passed away peacefully on June 10, 2014, at her home in Alpine, Utah.
Helen was born in American Fork, Utah, September 12, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Pearl Olsen. As a child, she quickly learned the values of work and service that continued throughout her life. As a senior at Pleasant Grove High School, she worked as the school secretary until being called to the New England States Mission in 1946. After her mission, Helen was asked by her mission president to return and help in the mission home for an additional year where she developed her passion and skills for cooking. She attended Brigham Young University and was employed by the Alpine School District where she worked for many years.
In 1952, Helen married Keith Beck in the Salt Lake Temple and established their home in Alpine. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in Primary, Relief Society, as a temple worker and as a scribe for many stake patriarchs including her husband Keith. She was always willing to help and assist others in any way. Helen loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. She was welcoming and generous with her time and talents. She was a good friend and nurtured friendships that lasted throughout her life. Helen’s enduring legacy is one of service, faithfulness and a life-long dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Helen is survived by her children, Jay L. (Martha) Beck, JaNae (Bruce) Parker and Mary Jo (Kevin) Matthews, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her husband Keith, her brothers and sisters, and grandson Mark. Helen loved her family and they will always love her and keep her close in their hearts.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Mountainville Chapel, 165 North 100 East, Alpine, Utah. A viewing will precede the funeral services between 9:45 and 10:45 A.M. In addition, there will be a viewing Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Funeral Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North (SR-92), Highland, Utah. Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery, 320 Grove Drive, Alpine. The family thanks Hospice for Utah for their loving care.
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American Fork Chapel
49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Lone Peak Chapel
6141 West 11000 North
Highland, UT 84003