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TRAVIS WAYNE BECK
December 6, 1979 - February 26, 2017
Travis was born in Nebraska to Wayne and Maria Beck on December 6, 1979. He was raised in Edgar, NE and attended Sandy Creek Schools where he was a State Champion Power Lifter.
After High School he attended Doan College where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2002. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, and won the Ruth Mary Stevens prize in Biology. Next he attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he received his Masters and PhD in Exercise Science. In 2007 he was hired as an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and moved to Norman. In 2014 he met and fell in love with Mary Beth Greer and her two daughters. They were married on June 20, 2015. Travis loved working in the lab and working out with his friends in his garage. He loved welding and traveling to Nebraska to visit his family and friends. Travis is survived by his parents Wayne and Maria Beck of Edgar, NE, his sisters Carrie and husband Robert Bertellotti and daughter Sara Grace, Laura and husband Kelly Hoffart and their children Lincoln, Halsey, and Merrick. His wife Mary Beth and stepdaughters Rachael and Rebecca Greer. Friends Jim and Wade. Travis was a dedicated hardworking kind man that will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and students.
Services will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:30 am. at St. Thomas More University Parish, 100 Stinson Street, Norman, OK 73072
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Travis Beck Memorial Fund at youcaring.com or the charity of your choice.
Published on  March 1, 2017
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