Posted: November 10th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Becker beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother on Thursday November 8, 2012 at the age of 84.

Those left to cherish her memory are Ron Becker her loving husband of 62 years and her three children Gary (Ann) Becker, their children Jared and Sarah, Donna (Rob) Coleman, their children Jeremy and Kristie (Kane Buck), David (Janet) Becker, and their child Jolene Lebsack (John Ross) and great granddaughters Brooke and Hadleigh Coleman.  She also leaves behind her sisters Kay Hirsche, Pat Whitlock, Lil Brandley and Arline Iredale, sister-in-law Muriel Sparks, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her parents Fred and Doris Sparks, brother Morgan Sparks, and four bothers-in-law Gerald Hirsche, Dick Brandley, Jack Iredale and Colin Whitlock.  Rita was born December 11, 1927, in Taber, AB the second child of six to Fred and Doris Sparks. Rita completed her education in Taber and started her career at the Bank of Montreal. Ron and Rita moved to Lethbridge in 1966 after Ron accepted a position at the Lethbridge Junior College. Rita started a long career at the University of Lethbridge in the Controller’s office in 1967 and retired after 22 years in 1989. Rita enjoyed their many camping trips with family and friends and trips to California to see her sisters and families. She was a faithful fan at all her grandchildren’s sporting events. Rita was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, November 12, 2012 MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 610 – 4 Street South Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3  Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

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