Carroll Edwards Beckett
June 20, 1920-June 23, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Carroll Edwards Beckett passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 23, 2013 in Palo Alto. She is survived by her husband, Charles Beckett; her sons, Kai, Mark and Chris from her previous marriage to Paul Ammen; and her grandchildren, Christine, Greg, Mike and their spouses and families.
Born in 1920 to Paul and Georgina Edwards, Carroll was influenced by her father?s career as a prominent newspaperman and by Stanford University, providing the foundation of Carroll?s principles and critical thinking. When she was a young woman attending Stanford University, the events of WWII started her on a lifelong commitment to world peace. She was a dedicated supporter of organizations promoting peace through communication and understanding, becoming active in The United World Federalists and The Ploughshares Fund.
In 1942 Carroll married Paul Ammen and raised a family. Their extensive travel gave her a rich understanding of the world. After Paul?s death in 1981, Carroll devoted herself to writing, which she continued throughout her life.
In 1987 she married Charles Beckett and shared a life rich with their families and world travel. Carroll shared what life had to offer with keen observations and she passed that legacy to her children.