Dr. George A. Becker, age 84, of Monterey, Ca. passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at his home. George was born to Henry W. Becker, a Sanger grape rancher and World War I Veteran, and Emma Richter a devoted wife and mother from Fresno, Ca. George's passion was practicing orthodontics and improving the quality of life of his patients from 1960 to 1995, and had been a resident of Monterey, Ca. since 1979. George served in the United States Coast Guard from 1950 to 1953. George's hobbies were sailing, boating, and hiking. George was married from 1957 to 1980, to Beverlee R. Becker of Sacramento, Ca. and had four children, Steven R. Becker, Georgianna "Gigi" I. Becker Weiner, Bruce A. Becker, and Joan "Joanie" Becker Johnson. He is survived by his son, Steven Becker, of Salinas, Ca.; daughter, Joanie Johnson and husband Mike, of Stafford, Va.; grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Annalee, Jennylynn and Georgia; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Springer, of Kenwood, Ca.; sister-in-law, Erma Becker, of Fresno, Ca.; and girlfriend, Emilee "Dolly" Koontz, of Monterey, Ca. A Memorial Service will be held at Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, Ca. 93923, on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 15, 2013