Janet Beckley, 59, beloved wife of Dean Beckley, peacefully lost her extended battle with Multi Symptom Atrophy (MSA) on October 30, 2019, which was a very rainy and dreary Wednesday.
Born in Myrtle Beach, she was a daughter of Marilyn Ham Fowler and the late Thomas N. Fowler, Sr. In addition to her husband of 30 years, she is survived by her children, Sarah Elizabeth Beckley of Woodruff, and Samuel Everett Beckley of Clemson; and her brothers, Andrew Fowler and wife, Scarlet, of Myrtle Beach and Thomas N Fowler Jr and wife Jean of N. Carolina. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lynn Fowler Hunter. Janet is survived by her two rescue Chihuahua mixes, Dian Ying (formerly of Beijing, China) and Mei Mei (of Anderson, SC).
Janet was an extraordinary mother, wife, and friend to all who knew her. She doted on her children while allowing her husband to believe he was in charge when in fact, he clearly wasn’t(and quite happily so). She learned her Ninja skill of Husband Control while they were stationed in Japan in the early 90s. Unknown to him, whenever he said “No” the Ninja skill translated the “No” into a “Yes” to all within earshot (except for him). It was a truly amazing skill to witness in action and it will be sorely missed.
Janet’s memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Southeast Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes followed by a time of visitation until 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
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