In Memory of Fred Beckwith
born January 17, 1947 – died July 16, 1994
from obituary in the Garnett paper:
Fred L. Beckwith, 47, Osawatomie, died Saturday, July 16, 1994, at a Kansas City, MO, hospital.
Mr. Beckwith worked in road construction before he retired in 1993. He served in the Army Fourth Infantry Division Co., Third Battalion, 22nd Infantry, Second Platoon.
He was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Garnett, the son of Charles and Eula Dale Beckwith. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garnett.
Survivors include his mother, Eula Beckwith, Lawrence; a daughter, Stephanie Van Gorp, Lake Quivira; and two brothers, Dale "Stephen" Beckwith, Richmond, and Roger Beckwith, Lawrence.
Mr. Beckwith was cremated.
Fred was once married to Kathy Bowen of Garnett. Fred and Kathy's daughter, Stephanie Van Gorp was born February 26, 1970 and died August 22, 1999. She is buried in the Holy Angels Cemetery.
There is a plaque with Fred's birth and death info on his parents’ gravestone in the Garnett cemetery but I do not have a photo of it.
High School Activities
Freshman: Glee Club, Hi-Y, Football
Sophomore: Glee Club, Hi-Y, Football, Track
Junior: Glee Club, Hi-Y, Track, Basketball
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