CAMERON—Funeral services for Garrett Hugo “Beck” Beckhusen, 82, of Temple, formerly of Milam County, were held Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Marek-Burns- Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Frank Simcik and Rev. David Cox officiating. Burial followed in Hope Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery in Buckholts

Mr. Beckhusen died Friday, July 2, in a Temple hospital.

He was born Nov. 9, 1927, in the Bryant Station community of Milam County to Garret Hugo and Ludie Esther (Fischer) Beckhusen.

Mr. Beckhusen was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church.

He was a 1945 Buckholts High School graduate and was a founding partner of Modern Gin in Buckholts.

Mr. Beckhusen was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 96th Field Artillery during the Korean War.

After the war, he worked as a jailor in Bell County.

He married Mary Lou Gardner on Nov. 25, 1964, and she preceded him in death in 2001.

Mr. Beckhusen was the 1965 salutatorian from Texas A&M in engineering.

He had been a member of the Texas Drifters.

Mr. Beckhusen worked for Union Carbide in Louisiana, then returned to A&M to work on the Cyclotron.

He was a founding member and architect of Hope Free Evangelical Church in Bryan and was owner and operator of Beck’s AC & Refrigeration & Heating for 42 years.

Mr. Beckhusen was a member of Buckholts Evangelical Brethren Church.

A brother, Wilburn, and a sister, Beatrice, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Alford Sr. of Howe, Royce Alford of Helotes; and two daughters, Dale Krueger of Hutto and Cheryl Hensla; also, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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