Dwight Russel Beckham

Hesston, Kansas

Apr 25, 1931 – Aug 24, 2018 (Age 87)


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HESSTON-Beckham Sr., Dwight Russel passed away on August 24, 2018. Memorial service is 2:00 p.m. Sat. Sept. 1, at First United Church of Christ. Visitation 5-9:00 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 30, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Family will greet 6:30-8 p.m.

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Only by occasionally checking The Kansan did I happen on the sad news of Mr. Beckham's passing. I say, Mr. Beckham since that is how I knew him the many years he patiently taught me to play a horn that, I now wish I had never put down. He was so talented, so patient, so kind, yet, so determined to have me win first-chair, which did happen, again, on occasion. To Mr. Beckham's family I extend heartfelt condolences for your loss. Respectfully, K.W. Hein, Arizona

Rest Dwight, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

He was such an inspiration. What a blessing to have his music to comfort us.