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Beckman, Marilyn G.

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December 11, 1937 - October 21, 2013

Beckman, Marilyn G.

Marilyn Gertrude Lotz-Shute (Beckman), 75, of Dallas, TX, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2013 with her family close by her side.

She was born to the late Raymond and Gertrude Lotz, in Paterson, NJ, on December 11, 1937.

Marilyn graduated from Passaic Collegiate School in 1955. In 1956, she completed the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New Jersey, followed by receiving her Associates Degree from Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania in 1957.

In 1957, she was wed to E. Alan Shute.  She and Al had four children, who were raised primarily in Smoke Rise, NJ.

In 1981, Marilyn, Al, and family moved to Dallas, TX, where Marilyn spent the fair majority of the remainder of her life.

Marilyn was Christened in the Episcopal Church as an a infant and later in her life made a profession of faith in Christ and was baptized.

Marilyn was preceded in death by E. Alan Shute, the father of her children.  She is survived by her children: Deborah Graham of Tarzana, CA, Alan Shute of Dallas, TX, John Shute of Dallas, TX, Sandra Thibodeaux and son in law Barnabas Thibodeaux of Lewisville, TX. She will also be deeply missed by her eight grandchildren for whom she had deep affection: Rachel, Sarah, Kayla, Jacob, Andrew, Benjamin, Jordan, and John Michael.  It is also of importance to express that Daisy, her grand dog, will be greatly diminished by her absence.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Premier Healthcare, Plano Medical Center, and the Heart to Heart hospice for their loving kindness to our mom.

We trust that mom has discarded her sorrows and her suffering body and has ascended to an ecstatic reunion with those who lovingly await her in eternity.  Her infectious humor and gentle spirit will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the local ASPCA.

We miss you already mom – but we rest in the promise of our Savior that we’ll see you again in Paradise.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252


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Alice Hopkinson

September 29, 2018 12:58PM

I just found out about your passing in 2013 but none-the-less want to express the love Reggie and I had for you and Al for all the years we knew you in Smoke Rise. We had such good times together with both of you and your children. I know you are resting in peace and may the Lord be with you.

Ted Nobe

November 17, 2013 9:46AM

Good memories of 'Aunt Mare', 'Uncle Owl' and family. Love and condolences to her loved ones.

Barbara Gallagher

November 04, 2013 10:32PM

I have so many memories of Marilyn and I popping our children off at each other's homes in Smoke Rise. We shared many happy years as close neighbors. I hope you at peace, girlfriend.

Linda Hogan

November 03, 2013 8:38PM

Brian and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. We were good friends with both your mom and dad in Smoke Rise and have many happy memories of our times together. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Hogan

Cheryl Shute Walter

November 02, 2013 8:24PM

May you rest in peace, Aunt Marilyn. Love Sherry

Sandy Thibodeaux

November 02, 2013 2:15PM

I miss you like crazy already mom. I will miss all the fun times we had together. You always made me laugh and I am thankful for that. Thanks for passing on your kind heart to all of us children as well as a deep love for animals. I love you mom! Rest in peace Marilyn G. BECKMAN. You will be forever in our hearts!

Carol Noble

November 01, 2013 7:39PM

I loved Marilyn as a sister-in-law and as a friend. Praying that the family knows that, although nothing said can ease your sorrow, You all are in the hearts and prayers of her family and friends. In His Peace...

Nancy Tibbitts Plumlee

November 01, 2013 5:14PM

I will always remember you Marilyn for your kindness
To me and your hospitality at your home.
You are and always will be a sweet special
Person to so many. I especially remeber your love
Of animals and your children. You are greatly missed
But I know I will see you again in Paradise!
Prayers to all of you and especially thinking of
You Sandy during this time.

Barney Thibodeaux

November 01, 2013 10:39AM

Marilyn, you were a great Mother In Law to me. Your kindness, love and humor will be missed. May you rest in peace in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.