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Gail Beck

December 6, 2021

Obituary

Gail Frances (Revheim) Beck, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM passed peacefully and with great dignity surrounded by her family on December 6th, 2021. Gail is survived by her three sons, Shawn (Jacqui) Anchorage, AK, Martin (Victoria) Mimbres, NM and Todd (Cathy) of Albuquerque, NM.

Gail was born on August 19th, 1935, in Mobridge S. Dakota to Martin and Genevieve Revheim. As a child she loved her time on her grandparent's farm. At 12 her family moved to Deadwood S.D. There she attended school and later Black Hills State College in Spearfish S.D. She helped raise her 3 younger sisters like they were her own. She married young to Phillip Carl Beck. With first child Shawn in tow, the couple moved to Arkansas where she supported Carl while he completed college and medical school. Her second son Marty was born in Arkansas. Carl took his medical internship then a residency in pathology in Albuquerque where their son Todd was born. 

Gail took a job in Ophthalmology which would be her career for 45 years. Now a single mother, Gail raised her young family in Albuquerque. She considered this her greatest achievement, and she was a proud as any mother could be of her sons. She was a trailblazer managing a professional business life as a woman and raising 3 boys. She was often sought after for her expertise fitting contact lenses and often helped her patients who were having difficulties after hours in her home. Gail was proud to be a member of the Contact Lens Society and Contact Lens Association.

She relished travel and traveled around the world - China, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, England, Canada and throughout the USA. She was a longtime member of the Friendship Force, Quota Club, Lions Club and a volunteer, helping children learn to read. Her many friends were a constant in her life, and they will miss her. She was an avid reader and had a remarkable memory for what she read and experienced.

She is survived by her 3 sons and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Gail is also survived by her loving sisters Karen (Nick) Marchiando, Alyce Bertch and Janice Rowett, all of Spearfish S.D. along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care team at Presbyterian Hospice. 

In lieu of flowers the family request donations made in Gail's memory to: Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico https://www.rmhc-nm.org/ and click DONATE

 

 

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Services

Memorial
Friday
January 21, 2022

11:00 AM
FRENCH - Lomas
10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Video is available for this event


Reception
Friday
January 21, 2022

12:00 PM
FRENCH - Lomas Reception Center
10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

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