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Elaine Beckley Has Passed

Thanks to Joyce Tisovec for letting so many of Elaine's friends know.

Long-time resident and staple here in Lynnhaven passed suddenly Saturday Morning, October 14th, in her daughter's home and looking forward to her grandson's birthday party. While Elaine was living in Lynnhaven, she was a member of the Lynnhaven Ladies Book Club for a while; was active in Lynnhaven Ladies, even serving as the club's President; Lynnhaven Neighbors, serving on the Council as an at-large member for most of those years and serving on many event committees; and was active in her Swainwood Villas group, as well.

Elaine was always happy to lend a helping hand whenever asked or to anyone needing it. Elaine had volunteered and served on the Lynnhaven Ladies' Helping Hands committee for a few years, often making homemade chicken soup, which she strained several times, for those who were undergoing treatments that made it hard for them keep food down. It was while she was President of Lynnhaven Ladies that she learned of Haven and started collecting for the women and children living in the shelters at meetings. She then started accepting donations at her home, and took everyone's donations to Leesburg, sometimes filling her car and making two or three trips a week to drop them off at the Haven Thrift Store where donations were dispersed from.

As her health declined, Elaine was persuaded to move back to Maryland to be closer to family and sold her house the end of last year. Recently, she had been hospitalized with an infected toe that spread throughout her body. As she improved, she was sent to rehab, then was sent back to the hospital, then rehab again, but was finally home again. Although she loved being closer to her kids and grandchildren, she missed everyone in Lynnhaven. She will be missed.

Here is Elaine's obituary, which appeared in The Washington Post


ELAINE M. BECKLEY

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Elaine M. Beckley, 75, of Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Beckley; loving mother of Mike Beckley (Leigh), Jim Beckley (Carey) and Marguerite Campbell (Rob); grandmother of Colin, Lucy, James, Emma, Teddy, Fritz and Josephine; and sister of Bob Suttle, Roberta Kring and Chris Hankla. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Louise LeBorne and Pauline Elcenko. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville, MD on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to:

Please sign the family guestbook at:

In addition to leaving your condolences for Elaine's family, you can also share a picture with the family, light a candle, or make a donation. The guestbook will be open through Wednesday, November 15th.

For those of you who know Elaine's daughter Marguerite:

Marguerite Campbell & Family
18952 Whetstone Circle
Gaithersburg, MD 20886

Our hearts and prayers go out to Elaine's family.