April 18, 1919 - December 26, 2012 Resided in Kalamazoo, MI
Beck, Dorothea G. "Dodie"
Formerly of Englewood, Florida
Dodie passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Tendercare of Westwood in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born April 18, 1919 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Jones) Gump. On September 28, 1940, she was united in marriage to Edward R. Beck. She is survived by three children, Judy (Richard) Whitman of Kalamazoo, Barbara Wendling of South Haven, MI and Thomas (Cheryl) Beck of Colorado; five grandchildren and eight grandchildren as well as her brother Roy Gump of Wisconsin. Preceding her in death were her husband Edward in 2001; sister, Frances Burrill and two brothers, Edward and Albert Gump. A service celebrating Dodie's life will be held in April 2013 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel with specific a date and time yet to be determined. Her remains to be joined with Edward's at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL. Memorial contributions may be directed to a library of your choice, acknowledging her lifelong love of reading. Read Dorthea Beck's Obituary and Guestbook on www.langelands.com.