Barbara Ann Beckley
Barbara Ann Beckley
Barbara Ann Beckley

May 16, 1928 - September 11, 2021
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Barbara Ann Beckley, 93 of Beaverdale, IA passed away on September 11, 2021 at her home with her family at her side.

Barbara was born May 16, 1928 to Alyce and Marion Dawson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Drake University for 2 years studying music science until she married James Beckley. She and Jim raised 5 children.

Barbara enjoyed traveling with her husband and later with her sister going to England, Spain and around the US. Along with traveling, she loved to sail, weekly bridge games, antiquing, gambling, gardening and her cats. She continued to drive and live on her own up to her death. Barbara took great interest in what her children were up to in their lives.
Barbara received her MA in Physiological Counseling from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. She worked at the Correctional School for Girls in Mitchellville and Tama.
Barbara is survived by her sister Peggy Kennedy of Denver, CO and children Steve (Gretchen), David (Mari), Annie (Tim) Mau, Jeff and Mary Evans. Also 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be a private family occasion at the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Donations can be made to Hospice HomeCare.




Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, October 22, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM