Betty J. Becker, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home.
Betty Jane Sanow was born Jan. 14, 1925, the daughter of Carl and Ida Helen (Hansen) Sanow, in Le Mars. She graduated from high school in Le Mars in 1944. She lived all her life in Le Mars.
Betty was married to Robert W. Becker in Englewood, Colo., by the Rev. Harold Becker, Robert's brother, on April 20, 1949. They lived at the same address all their married life. Five children were born to them: Tom, Sherry, Randy, Brad, and Barry.
Betty was active in church activities as Sunday School teacher, secretary and treasurer and in Evening Guild in various offices. She was an ordained Deacon of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ.
She worked for the Doctors George and Alvin Mauer for five years.
Betty loved her family, celebrating holidays and birthdays with them, and keeping in touch with many letters. She also loved to read and cook. She took her greatest joy in being a grandmother.
She is survived by four children, Tom (Leslie) Becker, of Madison, Wis., Sherry (Dave) Sanow, of Remsen, Randy (Kolleen) Becker, of Hinton, and Barry Becker of Le Mars; as well as six grandchildren, Rachel, of Wisconsin, Nathan (Missy), of Gilbert, JT (Angie), of Remsen, Brad (Keely), of Ft. Worth, Texas, Will Becker and Jack Becker, of Hinton, and four great-grandchildren, Katie, Elizabeth, Halle and Autumn.
Betty was preceded in death by one son, Brad William; one brother, Leon; five sisters, Ella, Louise, Edith, Clara, Adaline, and her parents.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5 p.m., Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars.
Condolences may be shared with the family through mauerjohnsonfh.com.