Evelyn M. Becker

Evelyn Becker Current0001Evelyn May Becker of Genesee died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was 85.

Evelyn “Lynnie” was born June 11, 1931 at Buhl, Idaho to Leo N. and Eva Maud Scully Jankowski. She grew up and attended school at Buhl, graduating from high school there. She enrolled in college at Marylhurst, OR for a year, before entering Holy Names Convent at Marylhurst. She completed college at Holy Names in Spokane. In her senior year, she met Donald S. Becker who, with a friend, drove to Spokane on a double date. She and Don were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl on December 30, 1953.

Evelyn Becker Younger0001Don had completed his ROTC training at the University of Idaho, and on their wedding night, left for Georgia where Don was to report for duty. Following his discharge in 1955, they moved to the Becker Farm near Genesee where they lived, loved and worked all of their lives. Don and Evelyn were very active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society, was involved in Marriage Encounters and Search Program and she taught CCD for many years. She was a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative for over 30 years, enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and in later years, traveling. She was a cancer survivor since 1988.

Don preceded her in death in March of 1999. Surviving are her children, Mark (Mary) Becker, Tim (Corlene) Becker, Jeff Becker, Matt (Adair) Becker all of Genesee, Diane (Bruce) Reilly of Huntersville, NC, Christopher Becker (Eric Dickerson) of Volcano Island, HI. 14 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Jeanette (Doug) True of Billings, MT and Rita (Clifford) Bradley of Missoula, MT and a brother, Tom Jankowski of Boise.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, Don, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, John in 1974 and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lee and Tom Nash.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Life Care Center in Lewiston for the care they provided her the past year and a half.

The rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Genesee with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Genesee. A reception and luncheon will be at the Genesee Fire Hall afterward.

Viewing will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Genesee or to the Genesee Fire and Ambulance Department.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

5 Responses to Evelyn M. Becker

  1. Dwight & Doris Ferguson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Evelyn was a beautiful person inside and out. I cherish memories of visiting her and buying Mary Kay in Genesee. Her home was warm and inviting and I know she cherished her family and friends. May our heavenly Father comfort you in your time of sorrow. May He give you laughter among your tears. Due to prior commitments we will be unable to attend her funeral.

  2. R. Fuller says:

    On behalf of all Sisters of the Holy Names, especially those who taught at Holy Names College, Spokane, may we offer prayerful sympathy to Evelyn’s family and friends. May her new way of living in God’s Presence bring great peace and joy to her, and may you experience Evelyn’s nearness always

  3. Mert Geltz says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a wonderful lady. I enjoyed all my interactions with her. She will always be remembered with beautiful thoughts.

  4. Carol Coleman says:

    I was greatly saddened to read of Evelyn’s passing as she was such a great blessing to all who knew her. She loved making the world around her more beautiful, and was the epitome of a great human. I was fortunate to teach her sons Matt and Chris, and it was easy to see that they were raised with great care and compassion. She leaves behind here so many whose lives were enriched by her gentle and warm friendship. She made a difference in a very positive way, and what better legacy is there than that?
    I regret that I will not be able to attend the service on Thursday, but my most sincere thoughts of sympathy are with you all.

  5. Becky Seubert says:

    My condolences to the family. She was a wonderful woman who had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed.

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