Jeanne Beck Nichols, 92, of High Point, NC, formerly of Morganton, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Pennybyrn at Mayfield Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born in Guatemala on November 4, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Louis Dupuch and Margarita Castor Dupuch. A graduate of the Sacred Heart Catholic School for girls in Paris, France, Jeanne was a lifelong member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Morganton. She was a retired employee of Shadowline with twenty years of service.Jeanne is survived by her son, Jerry Beck and wife, Joanne, of Asheville, NC; daughters, Margaret Roderick and husband, John, of High Point, and Christina Beck Carter and partner, Sexton, of Asheville; grandchildren, Gregory Beck and wife, Kathy, Derrick Beck, Erin Beck, Roger Carter, John Roderick and wife, Susanne, and Joseph Roderick and wife, Lisa; and great-grandchildren, Charlotte Brooks Roderick, Dillon Beck, and Luke Paul Miller.In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Beck; her second husband, Dr. Thomas Nichols; and her identical twin sister, Helen Levine.The funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2009 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Father Kenneth Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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