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Elizabeth Beck, 99, died Oct. 19, 2001, in her Buffalo home.

Active in community affairs, she headed the Red Feather Agency, which named her Woman of the Year in 1947. She also did extensive volunteer work for the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts.

She was a graduate of Buffalo Seminary, Vassar College and Columbia University graduate school.

During World War II, she did volunteer work at both Buffalo General and Children's hospitals. During the war, she also served in the Interceptor Corps, which spotted planes.

She also was known as "the pecan lady" because of her sales of those nuts for the Vassar Club.

At age 98, she learned computers and frequently e-mailed family and friends, recalled her daughter, Susan Allan of Los Angeles.

Her husband of 50 years, Dr. Edgar Beck, died in 1975.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services and burial are private.


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