RICHLAND, Wash.

Shirley M. Becker

Shirley M. Becker (nee Larsen), 77, of Richland, Wash., formerly of Pewaukee, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2007, at her residence after a year and a half long battle with cancer. She was born in Ely, Minn., the daughter of Edward and Marie Larsen. She graduated from West Allis High School in June 1948.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her husband of 58-plus years, Samuel P. Becker; her children, Daniel P. (Claudia) Becker, Mary L. Becker, Jean L. Garcia and John S. Becker; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brother, Edward (Audrey) Larsen; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick E. Becker, in 1973.

Shirley enjoyed her family, friends and pets. She loved to cook and entertain for others. She worked as a teller and a receptionist at Marine Bank in Pewaukee, where she also retired.

Memorial donations are requested to The Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.