Maurice H. Beck, a former resident of Siskiyou County, passed away on January 3, 2013 in Sacramento, California. He was 94 years old.

Maurice was born in Weed, California on August 24, 1918. He grew up and attended schools in both Weed and Dunsmuir.

Maurice married Elizabeth Linehan and they raised two sons: Gerald (and Judith) and Thomas (and Margaret).

After their divorce, Maurice married Ruth Stevens. Ruth passed away in October 1991. His stepdaughter is Cheryl Leyva.

Maurice lived in Reno, Nevada from 1992 to March 2006 with longtime partner Julia (Judy) McNally.

He served in World War II and worked as an engineer for Southern Pacific. He loved sports, especially baseball and golf, Giants, 49ers and Tiger.

Maurice traveled to every state in the Union and found something good about each one.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 11 great, great-grandchildren.