MT. PLEASANT — Mark and Laura Beck have been named as grand marshals for Mt. Pleasant’s 2019 Hub City Days and will lead the Mammoth Parade Thursday, July 4, at 11 a.m.
Mark and Laura Beck have both lived in Mt. Pleasant all of their lives. Ancestors from each of their lines have lived in Mt. Pleasant since its original founding. The names of several of their ancestors are listed on the Pioneer Monument in front of the Mt. Pleasant City Library, 24 East Main Street.
The Becks’ were married in the summer of 1976 in the Manti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mark and Laura are the parents of five children, four boys and one girl.
Their children are Cade (Becky) Beck, Fairview; Cody (Laci) Beck, Mt. Pleasant; Brian (Kathy) Beck, Mt. Pleasant; Brandon (Chelsea) Beck, Milburn; and Aubree (Kip) Larsen, Vernal. They are the grandparents of 13 grandchildren, with one more coming this summer.
In 1974, Mark started operating, Beck’s TV, the television sales and service business that his father, Allen Beck, started in 1959. Laura soon joined him running the business after they were married in 1976.
Over the years, the business expanded to include a full line of home appliances, furniture and mattresses. The name of the business was changed in the 1980s to Beck’s Home Furnishings. Then in 1994, the business originally located at 140 West Main Street, moved to the current location, 14 West Main Street.
Throughout their married lives, Mark and Laura have both served in many leadership callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2013 they served a church mission together in the Russia, Novosibirsk Mission.
Church service in Sanpete County has been a central part of their lives. Mark has also served a term in the 1980s on Mt. Pleasant City Council and has been involved in the Mt. Pleasant Main Street business district for many years.
Laura has served on the Mt. Pleasant Library Board, local PTA and currently enjoys her membership in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. They are both proud to claim Mt. Pleasant as their lifetime home and are proud of their pioneer heritage.
The Becks’ both enjoy travelling the world and experiencing different cultures and love the people and beauty of the world, but truly realize that there is no place like home. The mountains of Sanpete County are special to Mark and Laura and they love to enjoy this mountain paradise during all seasons of the year.