Rebecca J "Becky" (Breese) Lake (1950 - 2013)

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CEDAR FALLS – Rebecca J. "Becky" Lake, 63, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Feb. 11, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Jan. 11, 1950 in Emmetsburg, daughter of Wayland C. and Martha Helen (Nelson) Breese. She married Anthony H. "Tony" Lake on May 1, 1982 in Cedar Falls.
She graduated from Maurice Orange City High School and earned her BA degree in Music from Northwestern College. She later earned her MA in Piano Performance from Western Illinois University. She was employed as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant for Redfern, Mason, Dieter and Moore and Swisher and Cohrt Law Offices. She later was employed in Accounting with John Deere. he was an adjunct piano instructor at UNI and taught piano at Lake Piano Studio from 1989 to present.
Survived by: her husband, Tony; one son, Nic of Marion; her mother, Martha Helen Breese of Orange City; and one sister, Susan (Gerald) McGlaughlin of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: her father and one sister, Julie Breese.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Richardson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 22 to Mar. 9, 2013