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BECK, Kimberly Ruth Mendel Born August 24, 1977, in White Plaines, N.Y., with a heart as big and strong as an ox. Graduated from Foothill High School class of 1995, Santa Ana, Calif. Graduated from BYU, Provo. In 1998, Kim married Rob Beck in the San Diego Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2005, Rob and Kim and their three young sons moved to Palmdale. Rob remembers 'We called her the ox,' her family remembers, She had a will that just wouldnt quit.' 'Her number one priority was others,' says her family. On March 3, 2011, Kim was pulling into the driveway, when she briefly left the van to restrain the family dog, Kim noticed the van rolling back, tried to stop it, and became pinned under the vehicle. She passed away March 6, 2011, at AV Hospital. She then was able to save the lives of 4 other people by donating her organs including her mighty heart. She is survived by her parents, her husband Rob, their children Griffin, Dylan, Zachary, Savannah, and Chloe, and numerous other relatives. Memorial Services will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Orange Stake Center, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 674 S. Yorba, Orange, CA 92869. Private interment will take place at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be sent to a special memorial fund @ Arrangements by Halley-Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster.

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