Frances Elizabeth Beck


Fran Beck, a longtime citizen of Union City, died peacefully of natural causes on October 14, 2019. Frances Elizabeth was born to Gladys (Anderson) and Ernest Bogle on October 31, 1924.

Her love of music sustained Fran throughout her adult life. Under the loving foster care of teacher Lurenia Burch, she received expert vocal training, which led to numerous performance engagements. She performed in various venues in the 1940’s and 50’s.

In 1946, Fran married a chiropractor, Seymour Beck, in Davenport, Iowa. After a brief residence in North Carolina, they moved to Union City. They were married over fifty years, until Dr. Beck’s death. Fran practiced healthy cooking, yoga, and alternative spirituality long before they were popular, and rarely missed her daily walk, even in the depths of winter.

Fran was predeceased by six siblings. Surviving are two siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews, and great-great-nieces/nephews. Her family fondly recall her generosity, he