Audrey Duespohl Becker Todorich
Audrey Duespohl Becker Todorich, 80, of East Brady, formerly of Emlenton, passed peacefully surrounded by her family Friday afternoon after a brief battle with acute leukemia.
She was born March 11, 1933, in Fairview Township, Butler, the eldest daughter of the late Harold Edward and Eleanor Korn Duespohl.
Audrey married Herbert Becker on July 2, 1955, and he passed away Nov. 3, 1987.
She and her husband owned and operated Pine Grove Market and Becker's Fuel Home Heating Delivery Service in Emlenton.
She later married Joseph Todorich in 1992 and he passed away in 2009.
She was a member of the Fairview United Presbyterian Church, and she also belonged to the Young at Heart Society at the St. Patrick's Church at Bradys Bend.
Gardening, playing cards (especially 500 bid), bingo, putting together puzzles, and Christmas baking were among her favorite hobbies. Audrey's deepest passion was spending time with her family.
She was a loving and adored mother of two sons, Karl Becker and his wife, Tracy, of Clarion and Steve Becker and his fiancee, Judy Cleveland, of Emlenton. She was the stepmother of Tommy Todorich and wife, Chris, of East Brady and Connie Cogley and her husband, Gordon, also of East Brady. Audrey was a devoted and caring grandmother to her grandson, Douglas Becker of Clarion; and four step-grandchildren, Kelly Todorich-Rumbaugh, Becky Todorich, and Jenny and Joseph Cogley, as well as three step-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a brother, Terry Duespohl of Seneca. Brothers and sisters-in-laws surviving are Wayne King of Salem, Ohio, Walter and Ann Becker of Emlenton, Borita Becker of Hawaii, Marge Hazen of Wadesville, Ind., and Renie Harter of Roseville, Calif.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Duespohl King and a niece, Laurie King.
TODORICH - Friends of Audrey Duespohl Becker Todorich, who died Friday, April 5, 2013, may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 S. Wayne Ave., Parker. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Stephanie Weaver of Sligo officiating. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Audrey's name.
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