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I came across this in a backyard today and immediately remembered a wonderful old friend that I had missed their Richmond memorial service yesterday. She is painfully missed.

Sarah’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Friends Meeting

BECK, Sarah Enid, 58, late of Albuquerque, N.M., died at home August 14, 2013, after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved partner, Mike Maulsby; and devoted dog, Wiley; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Jim Thoroman; and stepmother, Jean Washburn and her husband, Tom, all of Richmond, Va.; nieces, Carrie and Anna Thoroman; and Mike’s extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur C. Beck Jr. and Sudie Y. Beck; and her sister, Rosemary E. Beck. Sarah grew up in Richmond and earned a B.A. in psychology from VCU. Over the years, Sarah held a wide variety of jobs, from waiting tables to pumping gas, from being a dorm RA to doing case management for elders and AIDS clients, from being a cashier to working for KUNM public radio. Whether through school, jobs, her spiritual community or even mutual love of dogs, she was attracted to people and they to her. She will remain in the hearts of many. A memorial service will be held in the fall in Richmond.

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