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Merced Sun Star
Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Rebecca M. Granger
Aug. 26, 1930 ~ Nov. 8, 2002

Rebecca (Becky) Granger, passed away at a local rehabilitation hospital on November 8, 2002 after a lengthy battle against cancer and heart disease.

She was born in Alabama, grew up in Kennett, Missouri, and married husband James on August 14, 1955. She is survived by her husband, James; son Charles, both of Atwater; and daughter Saundra of Tecumseh, Oklahoma. In addition, 2 brothers, Curtis and Lloyd, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren survive her. A sister, Jeanette, preceded her in death.

Becky will be long remembered for her many contributions, community services, and activities in the local area. She was treasurer of the Merced County Women's Bowling Association, inducted into the MAWBA Hall of Fame in 2001, Founder and Chairman of the Castle Air Force Base Officers Wives Mah Jongg group, secretary of several Atwater and Merced bowling leagues. She served as President of the Atwater Chamber of Commerce, Manager of Fidelity Savings and Loan of Atwater, President of Soroptimist International of Atwater and a faithful volunteer of Castle Air Museum Bingo. She was a founding partner of Bear Creek Travel, Inc. of Merced, a member of the Atwater BPW club, and a life member of both the Castle Air Museum Foundation and the Merced County Genealogical Society.

Her hobbies include bowling, sewing and world travel, with a particular fondness for cruising. She was an accomplished quilter, having hand stitched in excess of 30 quilts, most given to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Becky will be cremated and her ashes scattered at a later date. She requested there be no memorial services. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Family Funeral Chapel. Any remembrances should be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.