Martha E. Beck, 72, of Payson, died March 13, 2002 in Payson. She was born Oct. 1, 1929 in Paducah, Ky.
Martha moved from northwest Indiana to Payson with her husband of 53 years in 1992. Martha will be remembered for her generosity, her charm, her social affability and countless contributions, by her legion of friends in the world of Science Fiction Fandom, as a founder and primary member of First Fandom, the N3F and other seminal organizations.
Survivors include her husband Henry C. Beck of Payson; one daughter, Irene L. Komp of Hobart, Ind.; and one son, Henry C. Beck, Jr. of Phoenix.
She was cremated and will have no further services.