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December 3, 2012

In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck

In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In honor of Colonel Noble Leslie Beck, who passed away on November 27, 2012, KERAMIDA is publishing photos from the Colonel's retirement reception that were taken at their Indianapolis headquarters on July 7, 1998. The pictures show that the Colonel had many close friends in the environmental community.

In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck

Colonel Noble Leslie Beck
October 19, 1921 - November 27, 2012

Colonel Noble Leslie Beck, Retired USMC, of Indianapolis, Indiana died on 27 November 2012. He was 91.

Noble was born on October 19, 1921 in Johnson County to Ruth and Scott Beck. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served as a parachutist before being commissioned as an officer in 1944. Noble served during three wars: World War II where he was involved in campaigns on Guam and Iwo Jima, the Korean War, and two tours during the Vietnam Conflict. He also was assigned to numerous overseas and state-side duty locations throughout his career. He was a highly decorated Marine whose personal achievements include the Legion of Merit with Combat V and three Gold Stars. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1974.

Upon retirement, Noble worked as the president of EQC. He also served for 22 years on the Indiana National Guard Armory Board. He belonged to the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, the Service Club, the Columbia Club, MOAA, Scottish Rite and Shrine and other military-affiliated organizations. He received the Distinguished Hoosier Award and the Sagamore of the Wabash, and numerous other personal recognitions.

Noble is survived by his wife of 65 years, Novella Beck, their children Noble Jr and Novella, and his sisters, Martha Sue Garrigus and Mary Lou Otting. Grandchildren include Josh, Sam (and Megan), and Novella (and Walt). He also has two great-granddaughters, Novella Rose and Hannah.

He was lovingly referred to as "the Colonel", and he firmly believed, and loved, his kin, Corps, and country.

Funeral Information:
Services will be held on Monday December 3, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Crown Hill Memorial Chapel with calling from 12:00 P.M. Entombment: Crown Hill Cemetery Field of Valor.

Donations Information:
The family prefers contributions to Alzheimers Association Greater Indiana or Homes for Wounded Warriors Program.

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