Rebecca Ann Graham, 57
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Sept. 11, 1956 - Jan. 4, 2014
Rebecca Ann (Langland) Graham "Becky", 57, St. Cloud, MN died peacefully in her daughter and son-in-laws home in Glen Ellyn, IL on January 4th, 2014 at 9:15am. Becky battled an amazing battle against Ovarian Cancer for the past 16 months.
Born September 11, 1956 in Eau Claire, WI to Odin and Dorothy (Volkman) Langland. She is survived by her daughter Kendra (Graham) Ross (Jim) of Glen Ellyn, IL; Jolene (Graham) Wyant (Gabe) of Elkhorn, WI. Four grandchildren Jasmine, Melissa & Elijah Wyant and Kerrigan Ross. Two brothers Roger Langland (Sue) of Ardmore, OK and Robert (Bob) Langland (Karen) of Holcombe, WI. Two nieces Christine (Langland) Seelow (Tom) of Eau Claire, WI and Barbara Langland (Julie Schaefer) of West Palm Beach, FL and an aunt Helen (Volkman) Powers of Onalaska, WI. Louie and Daisy - will now reside with Arlan & Vi Schlagel and Wanda will remain living with Kendra, Jim & Kerrigan.
Becky is proceeded in death by her brother Russell Langland, father Odin Langland and her mother Dorothy (Volkman) Langland.
Becky holds several MN State Archery records. She was the Minnesota State Archery Associations Grand Champion in her class for the past several years. She worked at Dist 742 School District as a Special Needs School Bus Driver, she drove school bus for over 30 years and also was a motor coach driver for Voigt's in St. Augusta, MN. Becky loved life and lived everyday to the fullest, she made sure she had a smile on her face and please and thank yous were always plentiful. "Slow down"… make sure you enjoy and cherish every moment and never ever give up. She was loyal, honest, inspiring and one of the bravest people many have ever met.
We will be celebrating Becky and her love of archery and life on June 21st, 2014 at the MSAA 900 Archery Shoot in Willmar, MN (exact location to be determined) you may email Joel Thorne after April 1st, 2014 for the exact location details at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the
, Rainbow Hospice Mt. Prospect, IL or your local animal shelter in her name.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future" Proverbs 31:25.
Becky will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, niece, archer and friend.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 6, 2014