CASA GRANDE — Gayle Marie Beck, 68, of Casa Grande died on Feb. 7, 2021.
Ms. Beck was a daughter of Leon and Helen Beck, born in Phoenix on Nov. 14, 1952, the second born and only daughter of three siblings. Her childhood was spent in Chandler and Chandler Heights. She took pleasure in riding the family horse and caring for her dogs, Boots, Wags and Bruno. Her love of all God’s creatures great and small continued throughout her life. With her daughter and granddaughter, she volunteered at local rescue organizations.
She graduated from Chandler High School in 1970 and attended Granite Computer Institute of Phoenix, learning data entry skills. She was a proud Air Force veteran of 16 years with many deployments overseas, including to the Azores and Turkey. She was a staff sergeant and communications specialist. Her favorite pastime was reading, and she was a history buff. In past years, she attended the yearly Renaissance Festival near Gold Canyon. She also enjoyed researching genealogy.
She is survived by her only child, Azure Thronesbery; two brothers, David and Daniel Beck; and a granddaughter.
Donations may be made in her name to Valley Humane Society's no-kill shelter, P.O. Box 10480, Casa Grande, AZ 85130.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.