Bernice (Bea) Jones Steck


(June 20, 2001)

Funeral services were held June 23 at the Byron LDS Church for former Powell resident Bernice (Bea) Jones Steck, who died June 20 in Lovell at the age of 89.

She was born June 16, 1912, in Byron to Oscar and Estella Jones, the third of nine children. She was raised in Byron and attended schools there.

She married Burdette Erwin (Bud) Steck in Powell, and to this union were born three children: Donald, Nora Lee and Sue. As a family, they lived in Powell, Garland and Ralston. In Ralston, they built her dream home.

She was an active and lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was also a member of Ralston Club and served as president for several years.

When her husband retired, they moved to Palm Desert, Calif., where she became active in golfing. She later moved to Logan, Utah, and worked at Sears for 10 years. Then she retired and moved to Byron.

She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She spent many years cutting hair and giving perms to her family and friends. She also gave many hours service to the residents of the nursing home in Lovell.

Survivors include her three children, Donald Steck of Melboure, Australia, Nora Lee Gotfredson of Pocatello, Idaho, and Sue Abraham of Byron; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Zelda, of Cody; and one brother, Calvin, of St. George, Utah.

Burial was in the Byron Cemetery.