On Friday, July 17, 2020, Samuel Waddell Beckom; loving husband and father of four
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children passed away at 35.
Sam was born in August 1984 in Texas to Bob and Connie Beckom. He enlisted into the
United States Marine Corps in January 2005 at the age of 21. His MOS was a Low
Altitude Air Defense Gunner. His secondary mission was to provide installation and
general security for the air wing. He received his MBA from San Diego State University
in 2015 and has worked as a Senior Security Engineer for the last five years.
On September 2008, he married Trinida G. Rocero. They have four children, Delilah,
Peter, June, and Annette.
If one could describe Sam, the words that would best reflect who he was: smart, loyal,
kind, loving, strong, brave, direct, quiet, truthful, and resolute. He loved his family,
exploring new cultures and foods. Sam always strived to achieve his best, challenging
himself to learn more.
Donations in Sam’s name may go to the following:
K9forwarriors.org - Dogs for Veterans
Chstockon.org - Children’s Home of Stockton, CA Orphanage
Rchsd.org - Kawasaki Disease Research Center San Diego, CA