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Catherine Elizabeth Beckett

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Catherine Elizabeth Beckett Obituary
Catherine Elizabeth Beckett, 89, a longtime resident of Deming, passed away Friday Jan. 17, 2014, in Deming.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 24, 2014, at Baca's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Byers, Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery officiated by Ruth Chapter 6, Order of Eastern Star.

Catherine was born May 13, 1924, in Mescalero, to Dewey and Louise (Baird) Wooten. She married William T. Beckett on Dec. 6, 1940, and will be laid to rest in the same dress she wore on the beautiful day in 1940. Catherine came to Deming in 1945 from El Paso and was a secretary with the Deming Public Schools until her retirement in 1983.

She was an active member of the Order of Easter Star for 71 years. In Deming, she was a member of Ruth Chapter 6, O.E.S., The Daughters of the Nile and was Mother Advisor of Rainbow Girls.

She is survived by her sons William T. Beckett and Michiel Dean Beckett (Joyce Ann), of Alamogordo; daughters Annie Louise Horton and Gari Beth Pruiett, of Tularosa; brothers Benjamin Franklin Wooten, of Las Cruces, Stewart Wayne Wooten (Sis), of Houston, Texas; sisters Patsy Josephine McMurry, of Alamogordo, and Frances Jean Kelt (John), of Roswell; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren, whom she was very proud of.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Beckett Sr., her daughter Becky Eileen Ortiz, brother Richard Wooten, son-in-law Lloyd Horton, daughters-in-law Doris Jean Beckett and Sharyl Lynn Beckett, and grandchildren Heather Rivera and Cody Horton.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Levi Pruiett, Orrin, Tyrell, Randy Bookout, and Randy and Raymond Horton. Honorary bearers are Eddie Padron, Eric Smith, Matt Zahn, Brian Jacobsen, Jim Ruonavaara and Stewart Wayne Wooten.

Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care." To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575-546-9671

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, 2014
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