August 6, 2013
Gary Beckman, 60, left us on July 24, 2013, at Renown Skilled Nursing Center in Sparks, Nev., at 3:16 p.m. A service was held in Sparks, Nev., July 28 at 11 a.m. A local memorial service will be held at a future date.
Gary was born May 21, 1953, in Bemidji, Minn., to Ellwyn Wesley and Patricia Beckman. He graduated from Havre High School in 1971, he then met and married his wife Ida Beckman. They then had two children: a son, Jeremey, in 1979 and a daughter, Brandy, in 1982. Shortly after, in 1988, the family moved to Reno, Nev. to begin a new journey. Wife Ida took on the role of being a mother and homemaker while Gary went on to provide for his family as an installer.
His interests included family, gardening, golfing, classic cars, camping and of course reading. Everyone who knew him loved and respected his vast amount of knowledge and kindness. His willingness to help others in need and his ability to forgive were unmeasurable.
Gary is survived by his wife, Ida Beckman; son, Jeremy Beckman; daughter, Brandy Ramos; beloved grandson Joshua Ramos; siblings, Jill Beckman, Brad Beckman, Ron Beckman, Jeff Beckman, Julie Driscoll and Audrey Bitz, as well as many nieces and nephews and their children.