Teri A. Becker age 77 of Newton Falls passed away peacefully into eternal rest on April 24 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 26, 1945 in Toledo, OH, the daughter of the late Kenneth Irving Massie and Dorothy Irene (Henry) Massie. Teri has lived in Newton Falls for the last 32 years. She also lived in Newton Falls while her husband was stationed at the Ravenna Arsenal from 1980-1985. Teri was formerly of Toledo, OH where she graduated from Waite High School in the Class of 1963. There, she met and married the love of her life, Richard (Bud) Lee Becker, on Aug. 3, 1963, and they have enjoyed 59 years of marriage together.
Teri never knew a stranger and enjoyed talking to anyone she met about her life. She was deeply proud of her children and family and a devoted Navy Wife, living in many places across the country and volunteering as an Ombudsman, to help other military families. Teri loved playing games, especially trivia, and her sharp wit and competitive spirit made her hard to beat. She was an active member of the Church of God and enjoyed reading, crocheting, plastic crafts, traveling, and collecting Snowbabies. Her wealth of knowledge, playful spirit, and passion for life brought joy to all who knew her.
Teri is preceded in death by her parents, 1 son: Richard L. Becker II, 1 brother: Kenneth Massie, and 2 sisters: Roberta J. Massie and Vicki Keaton. Teri is survived by her husband: Richard L. Becker of Newton Falls; 2 daughters: Trina (Michael) McGivern of Perrysburg, OH and Dee (Ron) Howard of Newton Falls; 1 son: Richard (Jennifer) Becker III of Northwood, OH; 1 brother: Dennis Massie of Pensacola, FL; 7 grandchildren: Summer, Seth, Simeon, Noelle, Kelly, Mikayla, Kristin; and 7 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Aiden, Carson, Kennedy, Carter, Neeley, and Graham.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Newton Falls First Church of God 426 West Broad St. Newton Falls, OH 44444 with a Memorial Service at noon. Pastor Jennifer Dorn will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Newton Falls First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444 or Traditions Health Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave. Unit #7, Youngstown, OH 44505.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may view her obituary online or to send condolences, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com
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