James (Jim) LeRoy Beck, 88, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, at his home with family by his side.
Jim is survived by his sister Marie Frampton, daughters Kelly Black (Christian), and Crisna Beck (Christopher), sons Michael Scott Rogers, and Kerry Rogers, many loving grandchildren, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents Harold F Beck and Iris Berry Beck, the love of his life, Betty Beck, sisters Shanna Jenson, and Peggy Kosel, brother Herbert (Bert) Beck, and son Bradley Wade Rogers. Jim was a loving brother, father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Jim was born in Salt Lake City Utah and soon after his family moved to Cedar City. It was at a young age Jim left home and moved to Beryl Utah where he found a father figure and mentor, Joseph (Joe) Delvecchio who gave him love, structure, and lessons to last a lifetime. After nine years of raising cattle and working the farm with Joe, Jim moved to Ogden Utah near “Two Bit Street” and he enlisted in the Military. His career there was short but Jim loved his experience and throughout the rest of his days he would share personal stories and talk about military history. Jim’s later career was spent working at Dugway Proving Grounds and Tooele Army Depot from which he retired. His retirement was spent hand-in-hand with the love of his life, Betty. Jim was looking forward to that reunion.
Jim loved the extended family he had through his marriage to Betty, he would look forward with great anticipation to each phone call and visit and he was always excited to let us know how much he enjoyed their company. For the last ten years, Jim resided in Salt Lake City where he developed a great love for his neighbors, Kelly and Kathy. The time spent with them was very precious to him and he was extremely grateful for the blessing they were in his life.
A special thanks to the people at Applegate Home Health Care for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their gratitude to IPS Crematory for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Jim stated that he did not want any viewing or funeral services so we will honor his request. There will be a military honor graveside at Tooele City Cemetery 361 S 100 E, Nov 9th at 11 a.m.