James A. Beck


James A. Beck, of Bothell, Washington, passed on to heaven August 5, 2023. He was the son of John E. Beck and Mary Gottwig Beck of Billings, Montana, born November 8, 1936. He attended elementary school in Lockwood, MT and graduated from Billings Senior High School. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in electrical engineering.

He married and moved to Bremerton, WA to work at the Underwater Naval Undersea Engineering Station. He eventually returned to Billings, and joined his brother John inbuilding residential homes.

Later in life he returned to electrical engineering again in the Seattle area. He was licensed in 13 states and was a coveted senior engineer who mentored many younger engineers. He worked for Boeing and Amazon, among many other companies. He loved to camp and fish and was an accomplished artist.

He is survived by his four children: Susan Fox and son-in-law John Fox (Bothell, WA), Michael Beck (Houston, TX.), Julie Marandin (Seattle, WA.), and Randall Beck. He also leaves behind several grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved very much: Tim Beck, Tracy Burgan, Natasha (Jeff) Amira, Hanna (Ethan) Coresca, Alyssa Fox, Amanda Fox-Campbell (Jake), Austin Fox (Noelle), Brianna Beck and Sean Beck, and Asher, Evie, Kinsley Amira and Nova Coresca.

  • Sue Timpe (Posted: September 02, 2023)
    Susan - what a great daughter you have been. May God bless you with His perfect peace.
  • Michael James Beck (Posted: September 01, 2023)
    "Rockabye sweet baby James" Sleep well, Dad. Love, Michael
  • Thora J Bulger (Posted: August 30, 2023)
    Our condolences to you dear Sue, and to your siblings, and all the family. It is hard to lose your parent. We've never met Mr. Beck, but he must have been a gifted man in his skills. Sorry for his passing.
  • Nancy Schlicting (Posted: August 30, 2023)
    Uncle Jim was very loved by my family and his brother, my dad John. I will always remember Uncle Jim for his kindness, his laugh and mostly for his shenanigans. He will be missed! My love and sympathy to my cousins and families for the loss of your Dad and grandfather and great-grandfather. I know he is in heaven and I know Grandma Beck was his second hug after Jesus. God Bless
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