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