Dave Beck Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

David Beck Family
David Beck Family

Dave and Sara Beck, married seven years, live four miles south of Genoa on the Horseshoe Valley Ranch. Dave, born in 1 952, is a partner with his dad, Dale Beck, and brother, Joe, in a farm-ranch operation. We are also in the Quarter Horse and Paint Horse business. We are presently standing at stud a proven Paint stallion. Dave still finds a little time to shoe a few horses for people, too.

I (Sara) am a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Hord of Central City. I have three brothers and one sister, and I am the only one living in Nebraska. My dad died in 1973, and my mother, Mrs. Gloria M. Ewoldt, presently lives in Dillon, Colorado. My grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hord, have a home in Central City and one in Scotsdale, Arizona.

As a teenager, I hated school because I studied and worried too much. I would sweat blood if I had to give a speech in front of the class. However, I was in lots of activities. My sister, Debra, and I took dance lessons and I, acrobatics for twelve years and we both got to be C.C. High School cheerleaders. I then attended the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture and became a Veterinary Technician.

I have always loved horses, and Dave has always been involved with them since childhood, also. We met at the horse shows.

Dave attended high school at Silver Creek. He participated in sports, helped his dad with chores, then broke and rode several horses each day. During the summers, he learned to be a farrier. After graduation, he trained and shod horses for a stable in Imperial, Nebraska; then later, with Jim Ellenwood in Genoa.

Dave is very artistic and enjoys making weird things out of horseshoes. His hobbies include coyote, deer, and elk hunting and calf roping. Dave’s dream is to, someday, build a big barn with an indoor arena.

We are blessed with two wonderful daughters: Tracie Suzanne, born October 25, 1974, and Tani Gaylene, born January 17, 1976. Tracie goes to kindergarten and loves school.

We attend the United Methodist Church in Silver Creek and we try hard to live Christian lives.

Submitted by Sara Hord Beck


Merrick County Historical Society, History of Merrick County, Nebraska (1981), Volume I, Dallas, Texas : Taylor Publishing Company, 1981.

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