Frances BeckLaughter and a vivacious spirit were always in full force when Frances Ann Beck visited the Saddleback Medical Center Foundation office.

Usually accompanied by a tray of baked goods for our staff, Frances is remembered for her big smile and gushing about her favorite college football team, The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Frances and her late husband, Ivan, were residents of Laguna Woods for over 40 years, and during that time they generously supported Saddleback Medical Center.

In 2008, Frances was diagnosed with breast cancer and, in true Frances fashion, she quickly bonded with her treatment team, especially her surgeon, Kenneth Deck, M.D. Frances felt an immediate connection when she learned that Dr. Deck was from Ohio. Because of the extraordinary care she received at Saddleback and from Dr. Deck, Frances was inspired to help future patients by including the Breast Center in her trust.

Frances Ann Beck’s estate gift was designated for the Sarah & Taylor Nederlander Breast Center. The Women’s Lounge in the Women’s Health Pavilion will be named in Frances’ honor.

Benefits of Including Saddleback Medical Center in Your Will, Trust or Beneficiary Designation

  • Provide for your heirs while supporting meaningful causes
  • Flexibility to change it anytime
  • Leave a legacy in your community
  • Tax savings, depending on your situation

For more information, call Lynn Dickinson at (949) 452-3962.