Derek Beck

Derek Beck

February 14, 1927 - July 19, 2004

Derek Beck

February 14, 1927 - July 19, 2004


Mr. Derek Beck is survived by his Loving Daughter and Son-in Law Alice and Jon Hoffpauir, Son Brian Beck and 5 Grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday 7/28/04 – 3:00PM at Saddleback Community church in Lake Forest. Family has requested that flowers not be sent.

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1 responses to Derek Beck

  1. Pete Badzey says:

    It was a shock to many of us here at Boeing formerly McDonnell Douglas to learn of Derek’s illness and death. A private person, he didn’t often reveal his personal struggles.
    I will always have pleasant and fond memories of Derek. As one of the “pioneers” of the space industry, he was much respected and often sought out by his colleagues. The qualities that impressed me were his approachability, sense of humor, and calm wisdom… he never seemed to get ruffled no matter how hectic the pace. But most of all, he was kind to me, and to many of the younger engineers. To those of us who are still learning to be “rocket scientists”, it meant a lot.
    We will all miss him, but I was glad to hear about his faith in God. Surely, a loyal, dedicated and kindly Christian soul like Derek could only have one destination: his Heavenly Father’s house.

    With prayers for all his loved ones,

    Pete Badzey

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