June Rose (Jamison) Beck

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BECK, JUNE ROSE (JAMISON), entered into eternal life on June 27, 2013 at North Hardin Health and Rehab in Radcliff, KY.

June was born June 1, 1925 in Crook, CO. Following graduation from high school June attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, where she studied Journalism.

June met the love of her life, 1st Lt. C. Norman Beck, in Denver shortly before he was deployed to the Pacific near the end of World War II. They corresponded throughout his deployment, writing daily letters and married in Colorado in 1946 after Norman's return.

June and Norman lived in Crook, during which time they welcomed their first child, Barbara June. Shortly thereafter, they returned to live in Norm's hometown of Louisville, KY. They welcomed a second daughter, Cathy Lynn (1952), and two sons, Scott Norman (1959) and Mark Jamison (1966).

June greatly enjoyed music and was an avid reader. Because she so loved to sing, June was a member of the Sweet Adelines for a time.

June was a faithful member of Zion United Church of Christ for over 50 years and a member of the church choir. her lovely soprano voice blessed the congregation and the Lord she loved.

Following her husband's untimely death from cancer in 1979, June and youngest son, Mark, continued on in the family home in Louisville. In 2007, June moved to Elizabethtown, KY to be near her son Scott, where she resided until her death.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Bailey Jamison; her brother, John Richard Jamison and his wife, Pauline; her husband, Charles Norman Beck; her in-laws, Walter G. and Emma Beatrice Beck; and daughter, Cathy Lynn (Beck) Schaffer.

She is survived by daughter, Barbara Beck Wallace and her husband, Ken, of Fairbanks, AK; son, Scott Beck and his wife, Lee Ann, of Elizabethtown, KY; son, Mark Jamison Beck of Louisville; son-in-law, Kirk Shaffer of Broken Arrow, OK; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A service of celebration of June's life will be held at Zion United Church of Christ, 1310 East Burnett Ave., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road


Published in The Courier-Journal from June 30 to July 2, 2013
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