Tahlequah Daily Press


February 4, 2014

Donna Lou Beck

TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for Donna Lou Beck, are 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Green Country Funeral Home.

Officiating will be Rev. Alan McBride and Rev. Bobby Long.

Pallbearers are Kevin Justus, Thomas Beck, Darrel Beck, Levi Beck, Ronnie Jones, Bryan Morgan, Gary Nottingham and Jason Hall.

Interment will be held in the Park Hill Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral. com.

Donna Lou Beck was born on Jan. 7, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Theodore Tincher and Jessie (Acree) Tincher.

Donna passed away on Feb. 1, in Tulsa, at the age of 63.

A lifelong resident of Cherokee County, Donna was raised in Tahlequah where are attended school and was a 1969 graduate of Tahlequah High School.

Donna went to beauty college in Muskogee.

Donna married Charlie Beck on May 4, 1984, sharing 30 years together and was the love of Charlie’s life.

She had worked as a seamstress at the sewing factory in Tahlequah for Midwestern Industries and had also worked as a Tahlequah Public Schools bus driver.

Donna was a charter member of Family Christian Center in Tahlequah. She loved Pastor Alan McBride and Lista as if they were her own children.

She enjoyed visiting with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren and her church family.

Donna also enjoyed fishing and traveling to Branson for vacation.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Katie Bracket and Shirley Griffin; granddaughter, Cassandra Winsett; and first husband, Harold Nottingham.

Donna is survived by her husband, Charlie Beck of the home; three children, Jeanette Ballard and Doug Johnson of Tahlequah, Louis Nottingham and Regina of Park Hill, and James Beck and Chasity of Grove; eight grandchildren, Trace Beck, Tyler Nail, Kaitlyn Ballard, Jared Nottingham, Kyle Ballard, Chandler Nail, Cadon Beck, and Bailee Nottingham; siblings, Bonnie Akins of Tahlequah, Jane Ballard and Clyde of Tahlequah, Janice Jones and Hearold of Park Hill, and Linda Johnson and David of Fort Gibson; special friend, Barbara Zyaita; many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.


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