Suzanne (Sue) Westfall Beckett, former resident of Shepherdstown, West Virginia passed away quietly on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Asbury Methodist Village continuing care community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She was 90 years old.
Sue moved to the Shepherdstown area in the late 1970s with her husband Robert (Bob) Beckett where they both enjoyed retirement. Sue became a dedicated volunteer caregiver for the elderly in the community and was an active member of the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. She and Bob also involved themselves with local environmental issues such as water quality and land use planning. Bob died in 1999.
After raising three children, Sue attended Salisbury State College in Maryland and was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Social Science in 1971. For several years she was a kindergarten teacher near Annapolis, Maryland where her creativity and love of children were evident.
Sue is survived by her children Bob Beckett, Jr. living in Shepherdstown, Marie Beckett from Middletown, California and Alan Beckett from Great Falls, Virginia. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Sue will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 18 at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. Friends and acquaintances are invited to the service and a brief gathering afterward in the fellowship room. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church. Interment will be private