On Monday, November 30, 2020, Helen Beck, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 74.
Helen was born on August 18, 1946 in Zamboanga City, Philippines to Eulogio and Elena (Mendoza) Chao. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines before moving to the United States where she married Ralph Beck on July 19, 1980 and worked at GE Healthcare for 34 years in Milwaukee, WI. Helen and Ralph lived primarily in Glendale, WI up until moving full time to their farm in Campbellsport, WI.
Helen had a passion for cooking, gardening and art. She was a very talented artist herself – creating stained glass and crafts that decorate the log home that she had built with Ralph. She was an avid lover of shopping and a collector of antiques. She enjoyed foraging for ramps in the spring and caring for her vegetable garden in the summer. She was known for her quiet but driven attitude, her beautiful smile to accompany her always fashionable taste, and her compassionate spirit. Helen most of all enjoyed spending time with her family – hosting holidays at the farm, communicating with relatives abroad in the Philippines and Canada as well as traveling to California to spend time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Ralph; their two children, Jordan (Michelle) Beck and Miranda (Dallas) White; grandchildren Catalina and Camden Beck; her brother Eulogio Jr. Chao; and her sisters Conchita Mendoza and Evangelina Dela Cruz. She is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gerald and Jane Beck.
Helen was preceded in death by her father, Eulogio, her mother, Elena, her sisters, Lolita Vicente, Anita Lim and her brother Adolfo Mendoza.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 320 E Main St., Campbellsport, WI 53010. The Rev. Mark Jones officiated and a private burial took place in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Helen’s family greeted relatives and friends at the church from 3:30 p.m. until the time of Mass.
The family would like to thank the Aurora Cancer Center team of Grafton, WI and the Aurora Home Hospice team of Sheboygan, WI for their care, love, and support during Helen’s courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
In lieu of any gifts or flowers please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.