June 25, 2012
Beckstead, 77, of Pearl Street, died Saturday, June 23, at
her home while under the care of her family and Hospice of
Born Dec. 5, 1934, in Lorraine, the daughter of the late
Burt and Mary E. LaBrie Towles, she attended school in Adams
She married Walter E. Beckstead Sr. on June 16, 1956, at the
Theresa United Methodist Church with Rev. Myron E. Van Ornum
officiating. Mr. Beckstead died July 27, 2002.
Mrs. Beckstead was
employed with Woolworth and Watertown Daily Times, both in
Watertown, Marine Midland Bank, Evans Mills, was a
babysitter and homemaker.
She enjoyed watching her grandchildren, baking, especially
donuts, and watching wrestling and NASCAR.
Survivors include six sons and two daughters-in-law, Stephen
and Dawn, Evans Mills, Stuart, Sackets Harbor, Walter, Jr.,
Watertown, William “Bill”, Randy and Amy, Tim and his
companion, Laura Cook, all of Philadelphia; a daughter and
her husband, Sherry and Randy Dobson, Philadelphia; a
sister, Ethel Garrison, TX; eleven grandchildren; eight
great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Eleanor Yerdon and Marion Towles and a brother,
William, all died before her.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, in
Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, with Rev. Thomas Kornmyer
Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Frederick
Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Hospice of Jefferson County.
may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Frederick
Bros. Funeral Home, Inc. and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.