Florence Robinson Beck was born December 3, 1905, in Mapleton, Utah, to Walter and Nellie Ross Robinson. She married D. Elden Beck on May 31, 1933. She graduated from BYU with a degree in clothing and textiles and an art minor.
She taught home economics and English at Spanish Fork High School, and later, Springville High School. She also did graduate work at Iowa State University.
Her early married life was spent in St. George, Utah, where her husband taught at Dixie College. While there, she was active in church, college, and community affairs. After returning to Provo, where her husband taught at BYU, she was involved with BYU Women. She worked at the university as a special instructor of Homemaking Education and was also employed at the bookstore.
She died May 16, 1998 at the age of 92 in Provo, Utah.