D. Norman Beck
Norman Beck entered the presence of the Lord January 20, 2018 following complications of
Lewy Body Dementia. He was born in Woodward, Oklahoma January 3, 1938. He graduated
summa cum laude from Ashland (KS) High School in 1955. He graduated from Baylor University
in 1959. After doing his graduate work at Stanford University, he went on to work for Lockheed
Martin as an aerospace engineer. He worked at Lockheed 42 years.
He moved to Colorado Springs in 2002 so he could fulfill his dream of volunteering at Focus on
the Family. His favorite Scripture verse was John 3:16. His passion for life was to live so that
others could know. He taught Sunday school classes for adults and children. He served with the
Gideons handing out Scriptures for 40 years. One of his favorite joys was playing trumpet in the
New Horizons band.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years LuWana Beck, daughter LaVada (Tom) Torzewski,
daughter Melody (Pat) Schaeffer, son Michael (Jill) McCoy, granddaughters Madisen and
Whitney McCoy, and his brother Judson Beck. He was preceded in death by his father Reverend
Haskell Beck and his mother LaVada Beck. Burial will be at Evergreen cemetery. Memorial
service will be at Vista Grande Baptist church, Friday January 26th at 1:00pm.