Janice Johnson Beck
November 19, 2010
Janice Johnson Beck was an amazing woman, mother and friend. She found beauty in all things and she loved to travel and experience the world. She was a very talented artist, intelligent, and a fashion enthusiast with a wonderful sense of humor. She was our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend. Unfortunately she left us way too soon. She died Friday, November 5, 2010, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Janice was born on September 17, 1935, to Hugo and Leone Johnson in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from East High School and attended the University of Utah where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She married the love of her life and her best friend, Richard F. Beck, in 1955. She then attended The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, where she was able to pursue her passion for painting.
Janice lived life as if it were an adventure. She traveled all over the world and lived her last 16 years in the paradise of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Before moving to Mexico, she and Richard enjoyed a full life as residents of Park City, Utah, for almost 20 years staying very active in numerous civic organizations and programs. Their love for Park City and Utah was never lost, only diverted by the lure of the people and new life experiences found in Mexico.
Janice was a member of the PEO sisterhood and a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City. She is survived by her daughter Victoria Jacobson and husband Karl, their daughters Jessica and Lindsay, her son Prescott Beck and wife Alissa, their three children Autumn, Taylor and Sutton, and also by her sister Lorraine and husband George Anderson.
She will be greatly missed. Her memory will forever remain in our hearts and live on through her paintings. A memorial will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, next spring.