Stanley “Stan” Beckwith
January 9, 1928 -December 25, 2021
Stanley Beckwith passed away December 25, 2021, after a long, full life. Born on January 9, 1928, to Edward and Mary Beckwith, he grew up the youngest of five children. He was born in Albion, Nebraska and the family later moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Upon graduating from Tech High School, he joined the Navy shortly after the end of WWII, serving his country onboard ships in the South Pacific.
He worked as a carpenter while attending Omaha University, learning enough to get his real estate license. That began a successful realty career that lasted over 60 years, working for various companies, and starting his own. He liked nothing better that helping family and friends buy and sell their homes.
He met the love of his wife, Patricia Pickens, at the local Goodrich Dairy. They were married soon thereafter August 17, 1951. They raised five children during their 70 years of marriage.
Stan loved to hunt and fish and shared that passion with his four sons. He also was a fanatical Husker football fan, which started long before their glory years, when his father would take him on the train from Omaha to Lincoln, Nebraska, to watch them play. His scarlet and cream-striped overalls and red cowboy boots became family lore for myriad reasons. Stan also passed his love of Nebraska football onto his children — but thankfully not the bibs or boots.
If his excitement and enthusiasm for seeing his grandchildren wasn’t indication enough of his affection for them, his constant concern for sharp coffee table corners and potential pratfalls gave it away. His granddaughters, in particular, found him as sweet as his homemade ice cream.
A devout God-fearing man, Stan never missed Sunday services.
He was preceded in death by wife, Patricia; son, Wesley. He is survived by children: Steven Beckwith (Nancy), Terrel Beckwith, and David Beckwith (Colleen), Susan Glock (Lynn); numerous grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm at West Center Chapel with visitation from 5pm to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.