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Barbara A. Beck

Barbara A. Beck, formerly of San Antonio and Canyon Lake, Texas died in her home on May 1, 2014 in Harlingen, Texas at the age of 84. She had moved to Harlingen in 2008 to be near her daughter in her later years. Barbara A. Beck was born and reared in San Antonio and spent most of her life there. After graduating Brackenridge High School, Barbara married her sweetheart Herbert A. Arnold in 1948 and had 28 wonderful years with him before losing him in 1976. In 1984 she fell in love with Farrel E. Beck. They married and had almost 25 wonderful years of marriage filled with many travels to Hawaii and Germany and cruises to Alaska, the Carribean and through the Panama Canal. On many of her travels she was the "travel agent" making all the arrangements which she loved doing. Barbara and Farrell spent numerous summers camping at the foot of Wolfe Creek Pass in Colorado and hosting friends and family. Barbara was a talented oil painter and crafter and spent many enjoyable hours with friends working on paintings and crafts while she lived at Canyon Lake. She will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Barbara A. Beck worked most of her life as an educational secretary in the San Antonio Independent School District working at the main office, various junior schools and high schools. She also worked for the Region One Education Service Center. She was past president and a member of the SAISD Educational Secretaries Association, and a member of the Iota Zeta Chi Sorority and the Retired Teachers' Association. Barbara A. Beck is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Arnold) Swanson (C.A.); son, Herbert A. Arnold, Jr. (Marilyn Dugger); sons, Farrel E. Beck, Jr. (Cheryl) and Scott Beck (Vicky). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kimberly Nail (Josh), Joshua Arnold, Heather Beck (Shawn Ketterring), Sara Beck (Park Chisolm), Ronnie Beck, Randy Beck (Aimee) and David Beck. Ten great grandchildren survive her and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by sisters-in law, Elaine Dole and Dorothy Rotzler. Predeceasing her were her parents, John F. Rotzler and Ethel A. (Rees) Rotzler, sister, Doris Cross and brother, J. Frederick Rotzler, her first husband, Herbert A. Arnold and her second husband Farrel E. Beck. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Porter Loring North.

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Pastor Don Ofsdahl officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

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Published in Express-News on May 4, 2014
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