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David William Beck

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

David William Beck, 64, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and longtime Aspen local, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, 2011 of undiagnosed coronary artery disease.

He was born in Davenport Iowa, on March 19, 1947, oldest son of Philip W. and Geraldine Beck (deceased). David is survived by Carole, his beloved wife of 32 years, sons Joseph Beck and David Ringer, daughter Annie Beck Havron, son-in-law Jase Havron and grandson Aiden William Havron. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Beck, nephew Derek, niece Chelsea, sister Amy Beck Albrecht and niece Anna Lise.

David was known by all as a man of passion; he loved his family, friends and the great outdoors. Whether working in a restaurant, skiing, snowmobiling or boating, he was quick to learn and wanted to experience everything. David’s adventurous spirit was nurtured through a family move to the Virgin Islands in 1963, and his own journeys to Mexico and Nepal. An artist loving his work with clay, bronze, leather, wood and stone, David’s pride is shown in his work. His unique design in clay, his buildings and projects exhibit the quality of his craftsmanship and his joy in creating.

David married Carole in 1979. Family and friends were welcomed in the home he built in Brush Creek Village where until recently the extended family lived together.

David’s huge heart and his generous nature made him a loyal friend to all.

Please join family and friends to celebrate David’s life on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Woody Creek Community Center. Please bring a story to share.

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Contact the family at caroleabeck@comcast.net or visit david-beck.gonetoosoon.org. In lieu of flowers, a college savings account has been established for grandson Aiden W. Havron. Tax-deductible donations can be sent c/o Michael Sailor Insurance, 101 Founders Place, Suite 104, Aspen, CO 81611.