Patricia (Patti) Beckham

Posted at 4:25 PM on Jan 30, 2019


On January 28, 2019, Patricia (Patti) Beckham passed peacefully into her eternal rest with her Savior Jesus Christ.

Patti was born December 12, 1939, in Orlando, Florida, to Ralph Norman Olds Sr. and Margaret Carter Olds, who preceded her in death, along with her brother, Charles Edward Olds.

Mrs. Beckham is survived by her husband of sixty years, Leon Beckham; daughter, Lynne; son, Mark (Peggee); and grandson, Kaleb, all of Huber Heights, Ohio; brother, Ralph Norman Olds of Orlando, Florida; and sister, Susie Cain of Boston, Mass.

Patti was an Air Force spouse who followed her husband to Germany, Montana, Nebraska, Canada and finally to Dayton, Ohio, where they have resided for more than 40 years. During Leon’s deployments for the Vietnam War, she was a mentor to other military wives. Also, she was a cosmetologist in Dayton for several years. While living far from family, Patti was always faithful to send cards and flowers. The Beckham family (Lester and Gladys) adored their daughter-in-love.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, February, 1 at 2 p.m. at Hams Grove Baptist Church. After the service, the family will adjourn to the Cook residence at 2808 Findley Road to greet friends.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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