Lew ”Tony” A. Beck

08/05/1939 — 04/11/2007

From Spokane, Valley, WA, US | Born in Drummond, Montana

Lew ”Tony” A. Beck

After a long and courageous battle with diabetes and kidney failure, Lew Tony Beck, age 67, went home to his heavenly father on April 11, 2007. Born to Tony and Ruth Beck on August 5, 1939 in Drummond, Montana, he was the oldest son of five children. He was always proud of the fact that as a young boy he was raised on the Fairfield Bench where he worked on the family farm. He graduated from Power High School in 1958.

In 1959, Tony went to work for Northern Engineering and Testing where he worked in the construction material testing industry for the next 35 years before retiring due to illness.

At the Lutheran Church in Great Falls, Montana, Tony married the love of his life, Pam Parker in 1974. After various moves for his job, Tony and his family settled in Pasco in 1979. During his time in the Tri-Cities, he enjoyed his time as a board member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pasco. He loved fishing, hunting, watching his sons' sporting events, and sharing his sense of humor with everyone he met. His greatest sense of pleasure came from the time he spent with his grandchildren. He lived life to the fullest. He was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Tony is survived by his wife of 33 years, Pam; his sons Tony Beck and wife Shawna of Pasco; Dustin Beck and wife Kerry of Kennewick; and his grandchildren: Devan, Tony, Emily, McKailee, and Paige; mother Ruth Beck of Billings, Montana; brothers Ron Beck and wife Sherrie of Billings, Montana, Dave Beck and wife Sue of Seattle, Washington; sisters Ruth Kanemasu and husband Dick of Boise, Idaho, and Carol Henning and husband Bill of Billings, Montana. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Beck.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pasco, Washington. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday the 18th at Einan’s Funeral Home, Richland.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Ste. 1010, Rockville, MD 20852; or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1015 N. 28th Avenue, Pasco, Washington 99301.

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  • My wonderfully funny,caring and brave brother is now at

    Peace with God. He loved to joke and make everyone laugh

    and I’m sure there will be laughs in heaven also, and he

    will be smiling down on all of us. He will never have to

    eat “chicken and rice” again.

    All our love to you. Bill and Carol

    Bill and Carol Henning
    November 4, 2014
    Billings, MT, US
  • Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Jan Hanson

    Jan Hanson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Pam and family I’m so sorry for your loss, what a great fun guy Tony was, the summer of 1967 I worked with Tony on a job for Northern testing in Big Sky, what a fun summer it was.My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

    Wayne Bakke
    November 4, 2014
    albuquerque, NM, US
  • Our condolenses to the family of Lew “Tony” Beck. I worked with Tony at Northern Testing for quite a few years. He had quite a sense of humor, a good joke teller, and a good friend. We had some real good times. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Henry & Bebee Sivumaki
    November 4, 2014
    Wolf, Creek, MT, US
  • dear pam and family

    Tony was a friend and teacher to me! I will miss him. tony nit-picked every test we performed until we got it right! thanks tony! Im deeply sorry for you and your families loss.

    Randy Baer
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • Pam & Family, My heart and prayers are with you now. I did not make it in time to tell Lew myself what a wonderful man I thought he was and all the laughter that he brought made my world more wonderful. Every time his name was mentioned or his face was seen a warmth came over my heart and a smile was put on my face. His jokes while being cared for in the hospital will never be forgotten esp. for me but I know there will be many laughing up in heaven with him. He will be greatly missed Nurse Diana

    Diana Penberthy
    November 4, 2014
    Otis, Orchards, WA, US
  • Pam, I just want to tell you how important Tony was to my life. As a brand new college kid 21 years ago who knew nothing, he took me under his wing and taught me the business. The things that he taught me were invaluable to my career. I appreciate his influence so much. We have you and your family in our prayers.

    Roger

    Roger Wright
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • We have many memories of time spent in Wheatland and time you came down to visit us and then again the time we came to Pasco… Those we will always carry in our hearts and treasure always… Wished we could be there for you Pam but we will get together one day in the near future… Would love to see the children and grandchildren again too…. Our Love to you all… God Bless and Keep you in His loving care…. Lil and Jim…

    Jim and Lil Prince
    November 4, 2014
    Wheatland, WY, US
  • Pam & Family: Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Tony had a wonderful sense of humor, loved his great big smiles & giggle. We will miss him at our Root Beer Float nights. Pam, you are in our hearts forever, please remember our door is always open to you. Will miss our Craft Show outings together!

    We love you, G,K & puppies

    Garry & Kathy Barnes
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, Valley, WA, US