LaRita Lucille Beck

5/26/1934 ~ 9/21/2017

BeckLaRitaCropLaRita Lucille Peterson Beck passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 21, 2017 in Mt. Pleasant, UT. She was born May 26th, 1934 in Indianola to Wallace and Lucile Peterson. She was married to Wayne G. Beck on June 10th, 1953. Their marriage was later solemnized on August 21, 1996 in the Manti LDS Temple. LaRita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, co-worker, and friend. Her many talents consisted of intricate doilies, hankies, and afghans. She was an amazing seamstress. She enjoyed many years of thoroughbred horse racing, chasing their dream. Their yard was spectacular to all and she was very proud of her plate sized dahlia’s. Divinity, sweet rolls, clam chowder, and dumpling soup will never taste the same. She was adored by her grandchildren and many friends. Her family was her life line. She retired as a bank manager for Wells Fargo Bank. She is survived by her children, David (Lorna) Beck, Diane (Kenneth) Lund, and Lorie (Don) Hardy, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne, Parents Wallace and Lucile Peterson, and sisters Bertha and Diane. The viewing will be held Sunday, September 24th from 5-7pm at Rasmussen Mortuary and then again from 9-10:30am at the Mt. Pleasant 5th Ward (Red church. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am on Monday, September 25th at the Mt. Pleasant 5th ward. Interment services will be held at Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Allan Day and staff, Myron, Carol, and David Anderson, Stone Henge (Springville), Country Lane, and Sanpete Valley Hospital staff. You all treated her like family and we are so grateful for you. Thank you!

2 Responses to “LaRita Lucille Beck”

  1. Kent says:

    I delivered oxygen to her and her husband. She invited me to stay for lunch one day and I will never forget her chicken and dumplings. best I have ever had.

  2. RuthAnn Beck Simon says:

    LaRita was like the meaning of her beautiful name: The Child of Light.
    I loved her laugh, admired her many talents, appreciated her friendliness to others, and thought her love and devotion to her family was a great example for all to follow. She will be missed by many.
    My sympathy and love to her family.
    RuthAnn Beck Simon