Olga Charlotte Beckett, a resident of Queen Anne for more than half a century, passed away in her home and surrounded by family on Saturday, May 19. She was 89.
She was born Olga Charlotte Wick in New Westminster, B.C., on March 26, 1918, the daughter of Mette Fagerlie, Olava Wick (stepmother) and John Wick.
As a young woman, Olga Wick decided she wanted to help others. She received her nursing accreditation in British Columbia at the age of 21; in later years she would serve the Seattle community at Providence Hospital, Roosevelt Medical Center, until retiring at age 75.
Mrs. Beckett was an active member of the Women of Moose, the Swedish Club, Eastern Star and S.P.I.C.E. In addition she volunteered with the Ryther Center, Children's Orthopedic Guild and many other area groups. She enjoyed gardening, line dancing, her family and spending time on the water at her cabin in La Conner.
To family and friends, her spirit could be summed up in two words: compassionate and caring. The quintessential friend, she endeared herself to the entire community.
The wife of the late Richard Charles Beckett, who passed away in 1985, she also survived her three siblings, Olaf Wick, Margaret Wick and Hjalmer Wick. Mrs. Beckett is survived by her son, Robert Beckett; daughter, Pamela Beckett; granddaughter, Sarah (Ostler) Morris; grandsons Charlie Beckett and Andrew Beckett, daughter-in-law Marilyn Sargent, grandson-in-law Mark Morris and great-granddaughter Bailey Morris.
She will be missed.
There will be a celebration of Mrs. Beckett's life on Thursday, May 24, starting at 12:30 p.m. at Beth-any Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave. N. A reception will follow immediately in the Bethany Fellowship Hall.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, www.nwpf.com