Becker, Eileen Isabel
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89, of Chandler passed away peacefully on April 14th. Eileen was born in White Hall, IL and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1941. She married Louis Francis (Frannie) Becker, who was stationed at Williams Air Force Base, in 1942. Eileen moved to Chandler in 1942, where the two raised their family and made their permanent home. Eileen received her B.A. and M.A. from Arizona State University, and taught first grade at Galveston Elementary School for nearly twenty years. After owning Chandler Dodge Co., Eileen and Frannie spent a year abroad in Australia in 1983 on a teacher exchange program. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband Frannie, and her siblings Sybil Miller, Bob Steckel, and John Steckel. Eileen is survived by her children James, Beverly (Dodd), and Bob; her granddaughters Kathie Buren-Modder, Brenda Buren, Holly Gallagher, and Helen Schneider; and her great-grandchildren Sydney Buren-Modder, Ashley Gallagher, Emily Buren-Modder, and Michael Gallagher. She is already missed. Private services have been held.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 12, 2013