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Mel Beck

d. April 1, 2015

Grant Melvin Beck, 78, of St. George, Utah, died April 1, 2015, peacefully in his sleep. He was born to the late Grant and Erma Beck, on January 21, 1937, in Aberdeen, Idaho. Mel graduated from Aberdeen High School, served a 2 year mission in Canada for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was an active member at the time of his death. He served in the U. S. Army stationed in Germany from 1960-1962 and in the Army National Guard of Utah for 2 additional years. Following his years of service, he worked primarily in Sales including insurance, his Bernina Sewing store, and most recently sales and service for vending machine routes. Mel loved playing and watching sports throughout his life but his favorite by far was golfing. In his prime, he golfed as much as he could and participated in many tournaments. Mel loved to eat, but above all food he loved CHOCOLATE in any shape or form. Mel is survived by 5 children, Laurie Beck (Tim), of Tacoma, WA; Kim Gapp (Doug), of Las Vegas, NV; Doug Beck (Tanyia), and Derek Beck, both of Layton, UT; and Sean Burkley, of New York; and by 9 grandchildren. Mel is also survived by his sister, Lucille (Lowell), his sister-in-law, Polly (Brother Howard-deceased), dear friend, Jean Holder, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4 th Ave. Pocatello, ID 208-233-1500. Urn burial will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery. If you wish, In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research . We thank you in advance for your generosity. Condolences can be made to the family online at

Memorial Gathering

04/18/2015 9:00

LDS S. Bannock Highway Building

5425 S. Bannock Highway




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