Former Hermiston Resident Jeana Beck Passes Away at 50

Jeana Beck

Jeanene Marie “Jeana” Beck of Gresham, native of Hermiston, entered into heaven on Nov. 17, 2017 in Lincoln City at the age of 50.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1966 in Ridgecrest, Calif. to Wayne and Kelly Maxwell Beck.

She was a beautiful baby with shining eyes and adorable dimples. From the moment she entered this world, she had places to go and one speed to get there – fast! Her energy was boundless, her joy contagious. And her willingness to help anyone and everyone was her most remarkable quality.

Jeana co-founded Unlocking Autism, an organization created to raise awareness and help families in the autism community. Her efforts and service to others will live on through the changes she made during her time on earth.

Though she had many accomplishments, her greatest contribution to this world was her four beautiful children, who loved her deeply.

She is survived by her sons, Jacob Austin, Jesse Allen and Garrett Forrester; her daughter, Julianna Renee; her father and mother, Wayne and Kelly Beck; and her siblings, Clinton and Lorri.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at New Hope Community Church in Hermiston. A private family burial followed at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Banner Bank.

in Hermiston in support of Jeana’s children.

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