Vera Isbell Beck biography

Vera Isbell Beck, daughter of John B. and Zona M. (Berry) Isbell, was born in Fort Payne, DeKalb County. On March 21, 1929, she married William Morris Beck, veteran of World War II, and Judge of the County Court of DeKalb County. Mr. Beck also served as Representative from DeKalb County in the State Legislature. Mr. and Mrs. Beck have three children: Frances Jo, William Morris, and Danny.

Mrs. Beck received her education at Fort Payne and at Auburn, where she majored in Home Economics.

She served at District Director, AFWC, and chairman of Youth Conservative, AFWC, as well as vice president of the state organization. In 1953 she was elected president of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs for a two-year term.

She was been active in the P.T.A., the AAUW, and in local study clubs in Fort Payne. She is a member of the First Baptist Church where she teaches in the Sunday School.

Source: Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Two Hundred Clubwomen: Second District Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1953 (Centre, Alabama: the compiler, 1955), p. 15. Reprinted with permission.