I found this item in the vertical files at the genealogy library. It might be useful to anyone researching the Beck family. I'm not sure where it was published, but I would guess from the type face that it was in the Bryan County Star.
In Memory of Maurice Beck and Zara Dake
Maurice had lived in Caddo and around Caddo all his life.
He had lots of friends and was loved by all who knew him. He was a shoe salesman for many years for I. Shaffer who owned a dry goods store in Caddo. He also was a shoe salesman for Boone and Styron Dry Goods Store for several years. He also worked some for Arvin Ellis. Then he went to Brown’s Shoe Store in Durant as a shoe salesman for a while. Then he came back to Caddo and worked at Pete Barker’s Shoe Store until he had to retire on account of his health. He just had one sister, Zara Dake, and one niece, Alegra Mae Dake, now Peters. Maurice and Zara’s parents died when they were very small children. They were raised by their paternal grandparents Jerry and Margaret Beck. They had one aunt, Lillie Beck who married Luther Nagle. And one uncle, Bill Beck or W.O. Beck, who married Dixie Moffatt, a sister to Audrey Lee of Atoka (Mrs. John Lee).
Zara, his sister, was loved by everyone who knew her. She worked for a lot of people in Caddo. She had lots of friends everywhere she went.
Buster and I visited them a lot. She was as sweet to me as if she had been my sister. Then after she passed away we still went to visit Maurice and carried stuff to eat. He just couldn’t thank me enough for being so nice to do things for him. They never had a neighbor that didn’t love them both. Because they were nice to everyone. They are both sure missed today by all their friends and neighbors.
Written by a very dear friend to both of them.
November 2, 1978