Elizabeth Wood Callaway Beckett



Craig resident Elizabeth Wood Callaway Beckett died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at The Memorial Hospital. She was 75.

Beckett was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Dalton, Ga., to Jesse F. and Ruby E. (Wood) Callaway. She was raised and attended school in Dalton.

Following high school, she attended Georgia State Teacher's College in Milledgeville and received a teaching degree from there. She taught in Georgia and in Craig prior to her marriage on March 15, 1952, to Stanley Victor Beckett. They were married in Dalton, Ga., and then returned to Craig where they have resided since that time.

Beckett was a substitute teacher in Craig from many years as well as a member of the Craig Civic Club, the First Baptist Church, the Last Frontier, the American Legion Auxiliary and she served on the Moffat County Library Board.

She enjoyed reading and being with her children and grandchildren.

Beckett is survived by her husband, Vic, of Craig; daughters, Bettina (Jerry) Magas, of Craig and Ann E. (Bill) Ebener, of Twin Falls, Idaho; son, Foster (Debbie) Beckett, of Craig; grandchildren, Sara and Andrew Magas, Peter Ebener and Hannah and Colby Beckett; and sister, Mary Ann Kyle, of Carthage, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jesse F. Callaway Jr. and son, Arnold Fredrick (Ricky) Beckett.

Services were Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with John Anderson and Jerry Magas officiating. Organist was Elaine DeuPree and soloist was Wanda Brown with "Amazing Grace," "Old Rugged Cross" and "I Need Thee Every Hour" as the selections.

Pallbearers were Foster Beckett, Peter Ebener, Andrew Magas, John Anderson, Bill Ebener, Jerry Magas and Lloyd DeuPree.

Honorary pallbearers were all Beckett's grandchildren and her many friends.

Interment followed at Craig Cemetery.

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