Barbara Beck

January 31, 1958 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 61)


Barbara Sue Beck was born Jan. 31, 1958 and passed on/attained the next level on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, while at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Pine River. She was a bright, shining, creative spirit, who walked this earth for 61 years. She was a teacher, organizer extraordinaire, full of humor and a ready smile, was much loved and will be missed. 

Barb was actively involved in her community including: school board member and mentor, the Pine River Library, Pine River Market Square Farmers’ Market, Working Together Coalition, Pine River-Backus Community Education, Kinship Partners and was a great lover of animals.  She was the creator of: The Village School Age Childcare program-PRB Community Ed, Happy Dancing Turtle programs like Eco-Village Summer Day Camp and Pine River Rocks. 

Barb wanted a party when she passed. SO, we’ll be hosting a Rock-Painting Party at Hunt Utilities Group Campus, 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 4pm-7pm (snacks provided), honoring her life and spirit. Memorials will go towards final costs and may be sent to: Pine River State Bank, ATTN: Barb Beck Benefit account, PO Box 67, Pine River, MN 56474.

Barb wanted to share with you the poem Epitaph by Merrit Malloy found at:

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