Arch Beckmann – October 20, 1931 – August 3, 2005 SALEM – Arch Beckmann, 73, of Salem, Ore., went home to the Lord on August 3rd. Arch was born in Charleston, S.C. on October 20, 1931. He attended the Citadel and then graduated from the Naval Academy in 1954. He served for 20 years in the Navy and retired as a commander. He served on various submarines and also as the superintendent of the Nuclear Power School. He was also involved with the new construction of the fast attack submarine fleet. After the Navy he worked for Hughes Aircraft Company and then moved his family to Salem in 1973. He loved to serve people, especially those in his church and gave himself to that work, particularly with the young people. He served God with all of his heart and had a passion for life. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharlene; and five children, Dana Woerlen, Scott Beckmann, Cliff Beckmann, Marie Baker and Karen Beckmann along with 13 precious grandchildren. Arch had a vision for Macleay Christian Retreat Center, and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Building Fund at Macleay Christian Retreat, 2887 74th Ave. S.E., Salem, OR 97301. Due to his church being under construction, services will be held at 10 a.m., Sun., Aug 7, 2005 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5575 Fruitland Road N.E., Salem. Graveside services with full military honors will immediately follow the church service at Belcrest Memorial Park, 1295 Browning Ave. S., Salem. Arrangements by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors.
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