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Sarah Beckel

November 19, 1935 — January 13, 2023

Austin, Texas

Sarah Beckel

Sarah Beckel, 87, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Austin, Texas.


Known to friends as Sally, Sally was a registered nurse and worked in hospitals, private practice and for many years at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was also a leader at Weight Watchers meetings, and had a devoted following in the WW community. Sally married Reid Beckel and his work as an engineer took them overseas where they lived in London, England for over 15 years. During these years Sally enjoyed traveling the world, collecting art, and the theater. Sally had a great sense of style and was also an accomplished cook. She loved to sing and dance and was quick to laugh.


She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and eight of her nine siblings.


She is survived by her loving children, grandchildren, family and friends who will miss her very much.


Sally’s memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.


She will be buried after the memorial service in a private, graveside ceremony for immediate family only.


Flowers may be sent to Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923


Arrangements are under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

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