Marian Nielson Beck

9/29/1934 ~ 3/12/2019

BeckMarianCropMarian Ruth Nielson Beck, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by her children at Alta View Hospital in Sandy, Utah. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on September 29, 1934, the daughter of Ruth Gunderson and Grant C. Nielson. Marian was raised in Mt. Pleasant by her loving grandparents Anna Rolph and Vern H. Gunderson, after her parents divorced early on in her life.
Marian graduated from North Sanpete High and married her High School sweetheart Allan L. Beck in 1953. They were married 25 years and were blessed with four children Mark Allan, Malinda, Marianne and Matthew.
After their divorce, Marian lived in St. George Utah and then Salt Lake City where she resided until her passing. After moving to Salt Lake City, she worked for Marriott in reservations for many years. She loved her job and the fun trips it enabled her to take with her daughters.
Marian will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her kindness and unconditional love, and was referred to by many as a sweetheart. She was an avid New England Patriots football fan and was a beautiful seamstress. She had a love for beautiful orchids, geraniums, fuchsia flowers, the colors bright pink & blue, Eternity fragrance, and most of all, a love for her family and friends.
Her children would like to thank all of her friends at Solstice Senior Living Retirement Community where she enjoyed the last years of her life.
Marian is survived by her children Mark Allan (Laura) Beck of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Malinda (Scott) Overman of Draper, Utah, Marianne (Patrick) Davis of Pocatello, Idaho, and Matthew (Becky) Beck of Lindon, Utah. She is the grandmother of 16 grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 24.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16th, at 1:00 pm, in the Red Brick Chapel on 49 S State Street, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. A viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence at

6 Responses to “Marian Nielson Beck”

  1. Jim and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Marian’s children and family. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

  2. Barb and Steve Terry says:

    Dear Cousins,

    Steve and I send our love to you and your families. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom while growing up, and Steve and I spent many fun times with her. She and I had some great conversations over the years, and her pride and love for each of you and your families was always first on her mind and filled her heart. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time. It’s so hard losing your “Mommy”. I’m confident in much rejoicing right now on the other side!

  3. Marilyn J Gunderson says:

    Rest in wonderful peace Cousin. I know that you will be missed…I remember the yesteryears that we spent in Mount Pleasant. You named our grandparents Little Dad and Little Mom! We all thank you for that!

  4. Troy & Edice Ann Prestwich says:

    Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

  5. Marian is a big part of my childhood memories. She was my cousin eight years older. But she would tell me bedtime stories at night when I visited Little Mom and Dad. I used to stare at her and think, “She’s the most beautiful girl in the world.” I’m grateful I got to hug her at our family reunion last year. She was still beautiful.

  6. Gary Gilbert says:

    So sorry to hear of your mothers passing!!! It is never an easy thing to deal with!! Hugs and prayers for you and your family!!