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August 26, 1922 - July 18, 2022
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Winifred W. Beck of Sherman Oaks, California died on July 18, 2022 at the age of 99. “Wini” was the widow of Vernon Beck, who died in 2010. They were married for 64 years.
Wini is survived by her daughter, Julie Beck Goss, and her son-in-law, Bruce Goss, of Hollis, New Hampshire, her son Paul Beck of Sherman Oaks, her grandson Zachary Goss and his wife Caitlin and her great grandson, Campbell, of Charlotte, Vermont, her grandson Coby Chasman-Beck and his wife Brianna Poh Beck of Brooklyn, New York, and her grandson Danny Beck and his wife Kylie Beck of Newbury Park, California.
Wini was born in San Francisco in 1922, the daughter of Issac Wolf and Myrtle Levy Wolf. She attended local schools, but in 1930, she auditioned for a part in a radio show, “One Man’s Family,” being produced in San Francisco. She got the part and for the next 15 years, she played the role of “Teddy”, the adopted daughter.When One Man’s Family relocated to Los Angeles in 1937, Wini moved to Hollywood with her parents. She graduated from Hollywood High School in 1940 and enrolled at UCLA. There she majored in English and joined a sorority, where she met a group that grew to become lifelong friends. Wini felt the need to support the war effort, and in 1942, she left school to become a nurse’s aide. She never returned to college after she and Vernon met in May of 1945. They were married on November 22, 1945, and settled in West Los Angeles.
Wini worked with Vernon in several businesses over the years, and they continued to spend time with their close circle of friends from their college days at UCLA. After Vernon died in 2010, Wini maintained their home in Sherman Oaks, and she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, locally and on the East Coast. She was thrilled to meet her great grandson in 2019.
Wini and her family are appreciative of and eternally grateful for the loving care she received from her caregivers, especially Patricia Damian Hernandez.