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Daniel "Dan" Beck

March 1, 1972 August 13, 2018
Daniel "Dan" Beck
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Obituary for Daniel "Dan" Beck

Daniel “Dan” Beck, 46, of Marshall, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Dan was born March 1, 1972 in Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Beck. He was as a raft guide for French Broad Adventures for several years, and put a smile on every person that he had the pleasure of guiding down the river.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Amy Beck; mother, Judy Beck of Alexandria, KY; two children, Aria Cassidy Beck and Abram Scott Roberts; sister, Kathy Steffen (Rick) of Alexandria, KY; brother, Mike Beck (Farrah) of Orlando, FL; nieces and nephews: Kyle and Troy Green, Henry Freeman, Lisa, Eric, Jeffrey, Emma, Connor, Nicole and Tyler; and several special friends.
Dan was a lover of life. He found great joy in spending time outdoors and on the river. His adventurous spirit and love of nature led him to Hot Springs, North Carolina almost twenty years ago. There, he was able to live the life he loved and where he felt the most at peace. He became a certified whitewater raft guide and spent many weekends taking groups down the rapids of the French Broad River. He was well loved by his river family. Dan met the love of his life, Amy, in Hot Springs and was married to her for almost four years. He often referred to her as an angel and he loved her beyond measure. His love for his daughter Aria was limitless and he loved his stepson Abram as though he was his own. Dan was a generous and giving person who always put others before himself. He was always full of wit and humor and his smile was contagious.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially Amy, Aria, Abram, his mother, his siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. Dan truly found an extended family in North Carolina, a river family. Unless you have experienced a river family, you may not understand. Love goes out Mike H., Marti, Will, Annie, Jess, Julie, Amos, Mitch, Korey, Mike E., Cheryl, Ed, Mikey, Ian, Jordan, Ali, Mike A., and to his entire river family. There has never been a more painful time for his family, and his river family was a tremendous comfort during his illness. Dan always shared a part of a song with Amy that went: "there comes a time when the blind man takes your hand, says don't you see? Gotta make it somehow on the dreams you still believe. Don't give it up, you got an empty cup only love can fill. Only love can fill." We all feel as though we have empty cups with his absence, but we will continue to do our best to fill that cup with love, and to share as Dan was so beautifully able to share.
A celebration of Dan's life will be held in Marshall, NC on a date to be determined by the family. A memorial mass will also be held in Alexandria, KY at a date also to be determined.
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