Florence Mardell Carter Beck Larocque, age 93, of Derby VT., passed away on June 15, 2010. Mrs. Larocque was born on December 17, 1916, and lived most of her life in the Derby/Newport area.
She was a graduate of Derby Academy, Derby, VT., and Champlain Business College, Burlington, VT., and worked as a secretary. She also served as organist at the United Church of Newport, VT., for many years.
She was married to Charles E. "Bud" Beck, who preceded her in death. She later married John "Rocky" Larocque, Richford, VT., who also preceded her in death.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Mary Price, who cared for "Grammy Flo" for many years, allowing her to continue to live in her home.
Mrs. Larocque is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren: son: Lawrence Alton (Larry) Beck and his wife, Sammye, of Joplin and their three children: Adam Charles Beck and his wife, Becky, of Springfield; Adrian Ralph Beck, of Ballwin, MO, and Aaron John Beck and his wife, Heather, and their children: Rowan, Lawrence, and Jillian Rose, of Tulsa, Okla.; son: Dr. Frederick Allan (Fred) Beck and his wife, Sally, of Greensboro, NC, and their two children, spouses and grandchildren; and daughter: Barbara Ellen Beck Kendall and her husband LTC (Retired) Ray Kendall, of Severn, MD, and their two children and one spouse.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport, VT. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18, at Derby Center Cemetery, under the direction of Rev. Fred Beck. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. memorial donations may be made to the Derby Center Cemetery, P.O. Box 25, Derby, VT 05829.