Joseph “Joe” K. Beckett, Jr. ’58 died on May 16, 2010. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., in 1932 and graduated from Mines with a degree in geological engineering. Joe and his wife, Jane, met in Washington, D.C., in 1959. A long-distance courtship ensued, and they were married on August 26, 1961, in Akron, Ohio. They moved to San Francisco, where Joe attended Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 1964. He and Donald Roesch opened a law partnership in Redwood City, Calif. Joe later returned to Bakersfield where he spent almost 40 years in the district attorney’s office serving as deputy to four successive district attorneys, where he enjoyed his role as courtroom prosecutor. Joe is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Linda Doyle; and two grandchildren.
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