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Obituary for John A. Becker
7 August, 1879 - 2 August, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Tuesday, 4 August, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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John A. Becker

     John A. Becker, 80, 104 Ivy St., Nampa, died Sunday afternoon at a Nampa hospital following a brief Illness.
     He was born Aug. 7, 1879, at Lincoln, Neb.  He homesteaded near American Falls about 1910, and moved to Nampa in 1917, where he worked as a miller for the Scott mill until his retirement 11 years ago.  He married Rachel Hornbacker at American Falls, Oct. 27, 1914.  She died in Nampa, Oct. 14, 1956.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harlan Burkholder, Melba; a son, John R. Becker, North Hollywood, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Anne Deabold, Kedrick., Mrs. Agnes Friesen, Mamouth, Ore., Dr. Mary E. Becker, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Helen Wilson, Long Beach, Calif;, and Mrs. Margaret Lacy, Los Angeles; two brothers, Abe Becker, Anaheim, Calif., and Henry Becker, Moses Lake, Wash.; and five grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dickard-Edmunds chapel.  The Rev. Lamar Bollinger will officiate.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.