Bethany Colleen Kroeze Beckett

Bethany Colleen Kroeze Beckett

Bethany was born October 26, 1986 in Arlington, WA to Ken and Linda Kroeze and was suddenly and unexpectedly taken home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25, 2010 in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, one day before her 24th birthday.
On July 6, 1999 at the age of twelve, Bethany trusted the Lord Jesus as her Savior. He became her Lord, and from that time on she dedicated her life to pleasing her Savior.
Bethany graduated from Arlington High School in 2005. She worked at Josephine Sunset Home as a nurse's aide and then as a dialysis technician for Puget Sound Kidney Center.
In December 2008 Bethany left her job and went to Mexico with a six month commitment to help the missionaries there. While in Mexico she met and fell in love with Duncan Beckett. They were married June 5, 2010 in Arlington, WA and together moved back to Mexico where they have been a tremendous help serving the Lord. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her there. This was evident during a touching memorial service held for Bethany in Mexico on October 26, 2010 with over 200 present.
Bethany had a quiet and gentle spirit with a faithful heart to serve others rather than herself. A few days before her sudden homecall she wrote her brother Tim this message: "All the pleasure we can have in this world won't even compare to what God has in store for us in Heaven. This life is short; eternity is long. When we get to Heaven, I'm pretty sure we won't remember the things we thought we were missing out on, or even the things we thought were so great."
Bethany was preceded in death by her grandfather, William Baker; and grandparents, Gerrit and Annie Kroeze.
Bethany is survived by her loving husband, Duncan Beckett; her parents, Ken and Linda Kroeze, of Arlington, WA; brothers, Gerrit, his wife, Christie, their children, Blake, Madison and Shelbie, Craig, his wife, Loraine, their children, Hayley, Matthew, Sabrina, Jasmyn and Chyanne, of Hanford, California, Andy, of the family home, and Tim, of New Britain, Connecticut; as well as her grandmother, Barbara Baker, of Deland, Florida.
Duncan's parents, David and Heather Beckett, and sister-in-law, Laura Beckett, of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, as well as Duncan's grandparents, J. Roy and Muriel Beckett and Murray and Eunice McLeod share in our grief.
Bethany was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
There will be a viewing from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, at the Arlington Gospel Hall, 323 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the Arlington Gospel Hall. Graveside service will be held at the Arlington Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Gospel Hall.

Published by The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2010.
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Janet and I never really knew Bethany but feel linked by the ties we have had with her family and those in Arlington. We cannot truly understand all the anguish of losing one so young so suddenly, but we can, and will, pray that the Lord comfort you in this affliction and enable you to bear this burden, in anticipation of a grand reunion with her in the Lord's presence soon. May He grant grace and peace to your hearts.
Joel and Janet Portman
October 31, 2010
I met Bethany in high school, we had a few classes together, and then did running start together. She was such a joy to be around. She always had a kind word, and smile on her face. The love she had for God showed all around her. It was such a blessing to have her in our lives. My prayers are with her family as they grieve her loss.
Deniece Fennell
October 31, 2010
Bethany will be missed but her light will shine through the people she touched...She is now safe in our saviors arms...My Heart goes out to her new huband and parents..God bless you all.
Jami Santiago
October 30, 2010
I wish I could have seen her at her wedding last June. My heart goes out to her family and her new husband.
Curtis Baker
October 29, 2010
Search Light Moms wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your Bethany. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
Search Light Moms

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Kathy Davis
October 29, 2010
Dear Duncan, Ken and Linda:
Although geographically we are a long distance from you, in spirit we are with you and since there is no distances before the Throne of Grace, we remember you often in prayer. The Lord grant you special strength to carry this burden, while you encourages yourselves with the Blessed Hope.
Much love in Christ -- David and Margaret Jones (San Felipe, CHILE)
David and Margaret JONES
October 29, 2010
We were so saddened to hear of Bethany's sudden passing. We rejoice in knowing that she is enjoying the presence of her Lord and Savior. Bethany had a sweet spirit and lived her life fully for her Lord. We pray that her death will also bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Uncle Ken and Aunty Linda,
I pray that the knowledge that Bethany was doing God's will for her life will help your hearts at this time. We are praying for you all!

All our love,
Lance, Trina and girls
Lance and Trina Kroeze
October 29, 2010
I'm very sorry to read of the loss of your daughter. Losing is a child is unbearable pain. I know this pain all too well, myself. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tani J Folsom Searchlight Moms
Tani Folsom
October 29, 2010
To Duncan and his family and to Bethany's family and to all those who knew Bethany and loved her dearly
We can only commend you to God's grace and care 'cause He alone can fully understand such sorrow and grief ...he knows the reason and He knows our pain ...He can draw near and He will draw near because His promise is sure !
Our love and prayers are with you all.
Omer and Anne LeBlanc ...Shediac NB ,Canada
Anne LeBlanc
October 29, 2010
Dear Duncan,

I am saddenend by such tragic loss but one thing I know is the Lord is the Master of all, and in this trial He will give us more strenght that we can think of. He will guide us day by day and fortify us. He is the Lord of consolation. Never stop looking at Him, I know that is hard to do because of our flesh. The Lord is coming soon. Maranatha, "For whatsoever things were written, aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
Romans 15 :4 God bless you in this time of trial. We will continue praying for you and for the following days and months to come.

Robert & Helene Arsenault
from Shediac Assembly
Robert Arsenault
October 29, 2010
We are fellow Christian from Shediac New-Brunswick assembly. We never met your beautiful wife but we remember you Duncan and your parents ..remembering seeing you at conference. We just want to express our deepest sympathy for your terrible lost. Just want you to know that we are praying for you and you are in our thought every day since we heard the new....May God be with you in this hard moments and remember that God his still on the throne.
With christian affection
George and Nathalie Meunier
October 29, 2010
Bethany had
a built in radiant smile,
a committed life to Her Savior,
a tender heart
a compassion for others
a love for lost souls
Words can not express the sadness we have in our hearts but we rejoice knowing she is with her Lord now. Our thoughts are with her families and especially for Duncan, she loved you, you made a great team.
We will keep you in our prayers
With our love
Kevin and Joanne Klein
October 29, 2010
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