Obituaries

Sarah Beckel

Sarah Ann Beckel, 87, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Austin, Texas.

Known to friends as Sally she was born November 19, 1935 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Jim and Sarah Green.

Sally was a registered nurse and worked in hospitals, private practice and for many years at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She married Reid Beckel of Fort Smith, Arkansas and his work as an engineer took them overseas where they lived in London, England for over 15 years. During these years Sally enjoyed traveling the world, collecting art, and the theater. Later, with their children grown they moved back to Arkansas to reside in Little Rock.

Sally had a great sense of style and was also an accomplished cook. She loved to sing and dance and was quick to laugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and eight of her nine siblings.  

She is survived by her son Jeff Beckel, daughter Heather Beckel Luecke, daughter-in-law Lisa Beckel, son-in-law Alan Luecke, grandchildren Sarah and Catherine Beckel, her sister Mildred Daniell, and niece Judy Lewis.

Sally’s memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.

Graveside services will be private after services.

Flowers may be sent to Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923

Arrangements are under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

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