April 20, 1930 – Oct. 31, 2012
Loya, 82, of Tooele passed away on Oct. 31 in Tooele. Loya was the oldest daughter of Vernon W. and Alice L. Shields. Loya graduated from Tooele High School in 1948 and then married Ray P. Beck in the Salt Lake Temple on Jan. 25, 1951. Loya gave many years of service in her various church callings and also served as the president of the Utah Daughters of Pioneers. Loya loved poetry, art and music and was a beautiful pianist and artist. She loved her family dearly and they were the center of her life. Loya is survived by her sisters Marlene Clawson, Verna Cowdell, her four children V. Roger Beck, Lawrence R. Beck, Donna M. Allison and Joseph A. Beck, as well as her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and funeral services will follow starting at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Tooele South Stake Center, 1025 Southwest Drive, Tooele.