Lila Ann Beck

Jan. 26, 1943 – Jan. 7, 2019

Lila Ann Beck, 75,

Minot, formerly of

Sawyer, died Monday,

January 7, 2019 in a Minot


Lila was born January

26, 1943 in Minot, ND to

Lloyd and Theresa (Hen-

nessey) Hansen. She was

raised in Minot. When she

was just thirteen years

old, her father, Lloyd,

died and left her and her

siblings with their Mom.

Out of necessity the fami-

ly moved to Mooseheart,

Illinois where she fin-

ished her education

through High School at

Mooseheart. She returned

to Minot and received a

two-year degree at Minot

Business College. She be-

gan employment at North

Hill Bowl Cafe as a


She was once married

to Arnold Beck. Together

on the Sawyer Ranch they

raised three sons. While

in Sawyer, she was a cook

at the high school. She

moved to Minot in 1991.

Lila was a member of

Immanuel Baptist Church,

Minot, where she enjoyed

volunteering in the soup

kitchen. Lila had a gift for

baking and her baked

goods were well known,

shared with family and

friends for many varied

occasions. She was espe-

cially fond of angels, the

colors purple and blue.

She was a devoted mother

and grandmother. Her

grandchildren brought

much joy and were all

cherished. Lila will be

missed by all who shared

in her life. The Mother

Bear Project filled Lila’s

heart with joy, as she de-

voted many hours making

bears that would bring

comfort to the less for-

tunate, locally and

abroad. A sense of humor

was a commonly shared

trait with Lila, her si-

blings, children, grand-

children and friends.

Lila’s loving family in-

cludes her sons, Bruce

Beck, Mandan, Bryce

(Terri) Beck, Minot and

Bryant (Megan) Beck,

Minot; granddaughters,

Kesha (Blake) Prado, Man-

dan, Sydney, Skylar and

Skotti Beck, Minot,

Shawnteya Beck, Ed-

mond, OK and Alexia

Beck of Oklahoma City,

OK; special great-grand

daughter, Jetleigh Prado;

siblings, DeLaine Harold,

Vancouver, WA, Lyle (De-

bra) Hansen, San Jose,

CA, Meredith (Lynn)

Goodwin, Vancouver,

WA, Lugene (Bryan

Harold) Paprocki, Van-

couver, WA, two god-

daughters; Natalie and

Stephanie Harold and

numerous nieces and


Lila was preceded in

death by her parents, sis-

ter, Betty Van De Erve and

brothers-in-law, Vince

Van De Erve and John


Memorial Service:

11:00 a.m. Saturday, Janu-

ary 12, 2019, at Immanuel

Baptist Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, Janu-

ary 11, 2019, from 3:00

p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to Immanuel Baptist

Church, Minot or Mother

Bear Project at www.

Memories or con-

dolences can be shared at