Becky Anne Bancroft

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  • "Thursday, December 24, 1998 Life-changes story had..."
    - Letter written to the Spokesman Review by Becky
  • "Becky's light will forever shine in this World. Hopefully..."
    - Jennifer Bancroft
  • "The years have marked us as a weathered rock Exposed to..."
    - Bill Bancroft
  • "Becky Bancroft was a pioneer in the field of liver support..."
    - Suhail Ahmad, MD
  • "February 12, 2011 I want to start by saying thank you to..."
    - Bill Bancroft
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Thornhill Valley Chapel
1400 South Pines Road
Spokane Valley, WA

Becky Anne

August 13th, 1952 -
January 30th, 2011

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Becky Anne Bancroft, who left this earth after an astounding show of strength, perseverance, and determination. Becky leaves behind a multitude of proud family members, friends, and loved ones. She is survived by her loving husband William (Billy) Bancroft; daughter, Erin Bancroft (and boyfriend Jon "Eddy" Edwards); and sons, Cory Bancroft and Casey Bancroft (and girlfriend, Natalie Braham), all of Spokane, WA; her siblings: Sandy of Reno NV; Charlie of Fresno, CA; Wendy (and husband Scott) of Mukilteo, WA; Patty of Ogden, UT; Wally of Soda Springs, ID; Becky enjoyed special closeness and bond to Billy's siblings: Bonnie of Spokane, WA; Cathy of Spokane Valley, WA; Chuck of Seattle, WA; Chris (and wife Jennifer) of Valley Center, CA; Laurie (and husband Gary) of Greenacres, WA; and Gus of Spokane WA; a precious grandson due in June; and a vast array of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends, all whose lives were positively impacted by Becky's presence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Wilkes of Ogden, UT; Floyd Wadman of Spokane, WA; Harley and Louise Bancroft of Greenacres, WA; sister in law and friend, Carol Aguillion; and treasured pets: Pup, Cain, Cool, and Maynard. Becky's time was spent landscaping and gardening, and her gardens were impressive and flourished under her care. She was fit and beautiful, inside and out; and both animals and children flocked to her (She is especially missed by her boxer, Mabel). Becky enjoyed photography, with a focus on sunrises and sunsets; kept a beautiful home; and took pride in treating all who entered it like family, offering hugs and a listening ear to anyone who needed her. Becky adored the Christmas season, and decorating for the holidays was the highlight of her year. She was a talented chef, and thoroughly enjoyed cooking meals like lasagna and spaghetti. She relished all kinds of music, spending much of her time listening to her husband's bands and dancing. She was also currently learning to play piano. Becky's greatest source of joy came from spending time with her family; sharing a day on the boat with loved ones; reading a good mystery novel; watching a romantic comedy; cheering on the Seattle Seahawks (or cursing at them); basking in the sun; and having a good laugh. Her humor and wit were sharp as a tack, even in the end; and her endurance and determination were a source of motivation and awe to her family. The last three months of her life were spent in the ICU at the U of W Medical Center in Seattle, being only the third person in the nation to receive liver dialysis, and opening up doors for future transplant candidates. Countless lives will be saved because of her perseverance. She was an absolute champion, and encouraged all who knew her by never giving up while waiting for her liver/kidney transplant. Becky's family asks everyone to educate themselves on organ donation, and to become registered organ donors. The legacy Becky leaves behind is that of loyalty, resolution, and tenacity. She was a blessing to all who were privileged to know her, and will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come. She will be forever missed. Memorial service for Becky will be held at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA, at 2pm on Saturday, February 12th.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2011
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