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David Powell Beckman

January 24, 1951 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 70)

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David Powell Beckman, age 70, passed away April 27, 2021 at 7:53am, from ALS, surrounded by his daughters and cousins. 

Born David Powell Saulsbury to Elsie Lane-Saulsbury and Jesse Saulsbury on January 24th, 1951. David’s name would be changed to David Powell Beckman as a young child when his step-father John Beckman adopted him. David grew up in Midwest City, Oklahoma and became an EEG technician at OU Children's Hospital while living in Norman, Oklahoma. David was an avid martial arts trainer and did competitive competitions becoming black belt in Jujitsu and Ninjitsu. David was also an avid Mountain Climber, Snow Skier, and Hiker. He loved being outdoors enjoying nature. David moved to California in his late 30's, where eventually he would finally meet the love of his life Heidi. Heidi and David would end up moving to Oregon to further their dreams in owning property and a successful cleaning business. In October 2020, David moved back to Oklahoma for his final days to be closer to his children, grandchildren, and extended family. 

David leaves behind many loved ones  that he deeply cared for. 

David is survived by two daughters; Tracey King and Brooke Beckman-Roesler, seven grandchildren; Bryan Russell, Jessica Beckman, George Rinaldi, Hannah King, Emily King, Clayton King, and Lyric Roesler, great grandson Marquise Grissbeck, five sisters; Kelley Beckman-St.Clair, Shelley Beckman-Oller, Vickie Saulsbury-Franks, Jana Saulsbury-Wilkinson, and Laurie "Lollie" Saulsbury, and many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 

David is proceeded in death by his parents; Elsie Lane-Jones, Jesse Saulsbury, and John Beckman, three brothers; Ted Saulsbury, Phillip Beckman, and Allen Beckman, three brother in-laws; Terry Osborn, Frank St.Clair, and Randy Oller, two granddaughters; Jordann Rinaldi and Emillie Rinaldi.

A remembrance of David will be held at Lions Park in Midwest City, Oklahoma May 8th at 1pm. It will be moved in doors if it rains, please contact with his daughter Brooke for more details (405)625-1985.

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