JAMES RICHARD BECKER
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July 2, 1930 - January 22, 2014
James R. Becker was born on July 2, 1930 in Arapaho, OK to Abraham and Elizabeth Becker. He died on January 22, 2014 at the age of 83, winning his battle with Alzheimer's. Interestingly, he died in Dallas, OR, returning to where his grandfather Johann Becker and family settled in the 1800's. Jim served in the US Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953. Jim and Nancy (Hellman) were married on September 4, 1954. Jim was a quiet man, with a beautiful smile and strong handshake. Most important to him were his family, church and his career as a Forging and Die Design Engineer. Surviving Jim are his wife, Nancy and four children: Mary McCarron (Kevin), Mark Becker, Cathy Hooks(Dale), Scott Becker and four grandchildren: Austin, Jennifer Becker and Daniel and Megan Hooks and his brother, Bill (Jeanne) Becker. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother, Roy. A celebration of life memorial service will be held February 22, 2014, 2 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas, OR. To leave a message or memory go to www.dallastribute.com.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St
Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on Feb. 16, 2014