In Memory

Terry Allen (Beck)

Terry Allen (Beck)Terry was diagnosed with cancer in April 2012
From Santa Cruz Sentinal:
Terry Elizabeth Beck July 1, 1952-Oct 5, 2012 Resident of Mount Hermon Terry Elizabeth Allen Beck was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on July 1st, 1952. She was the fourth of the five children of Louis A. and Ruth G. Allen. Terry grew up in Palo Alto, California, where she graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1970. Her college career included a year in Germany, Stanford University and a B.A. in Nutrition from the University of Nevada, Reno. Terry married Randy (Fr. Andrew) Beck in 1974, and settled in Mount Hermon, CA where they raised their family. Foster parents for many years, Terry and Randy received the Children and Families Hero Award from the Santa Cruz County Children and Families Commission in 2002, the Good Samaritan Hero award from the American Red Cross in 2008, and have cared for over 60 young people through the foster care system. Terry spent years as a Foster Parent Mentor and participated in training new foster parents. Terry wrote a book published in 1994, called Building Healthy Friendships: Teaching Friendship Skills to Young People, which has helped countless families raise healthier children. Terry was a skilled artisan, creating beautiful works in fabric and tile. She has left a legacy of Christmas stockings, outdoor picassiette murals, and wildly patterned pants. Terry was an integral member of Ss. Peter and Paul's Orthodox Church in Ben Lomond, where her husband serves as a priest. She is survived by her husband Randy (Fr. Andrew), her four siblings and their spouses, and her ten children and their spouses, and her eleven grandchildren. She did so much for so many, was a friend in time of need, served quietly in so many capacities, believed in the value and potential of every child, and leaves us heartbroken but hoping for heaven

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11/02/12 09:42 AM #1    

Sarah McKenna (Broadbent)

I am sad to learn of Terry's passing. I remember her as so kind and good. 

11/03/12 02:37 PM #2    

Peggy M. Lee

I'm so sorry for your lost. She no longer in pain.  I feel for your family. God Bless

01/13/13 09:26 PM #3    

Liz Walton (Hanneman)

I was so sorry to here about Terry. We both went to Cresent Park Elementary and we played on baseball teams together. She was a wonderful student, great athlete and a really fun person. reading her obituary made me fill very inadequate. She gave her time and herslf to so many people, and had such a strong faith in God! She is for sure in a special place in Heaven. My condolences to her family.   Liz Walton Hanneman  

06/16/16 05:20 PM #4    

Douglas Mountford

Dear Terry:


I'm so sorry we never made any connection in this life as I thought so highly of you but, perhaps....



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