Catherine Marie Becker, 33 died April 5, 2006, in Long Beach, CA. Born in Palm Springs, CA. on April 21, 1972. Catherine was born to be an artist and began pursuing her artistic journey from the time she was a very young child. She received a Bachelor Fine of Arts at the University of Arizona, and had previously attended California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland. After college she moved to New York to pursue her career and was a published freelance illustrator. She also taught high school art to further share her passion with young and upcoming students who she felt needed to have the exposure and encouragement to pursue their artistic dreams. The course of her journey led her to many cities including New York, Thessaloniki, Greece, Palm Springs, Los Angeles And most recently her studio in Long Beach. In June of 2001 she knew that she wanted to be a full time artist and was willing to do whatever it took to make it happen… and she very successfully did. She felt very fortunate to have the luxury of finally being able to do what she loved and knew in her heart that this was the true purpose of her life. Catherine is survived by her Mother, Georgia Demetrulias, Father, Peter H. Becker, Sister, Kristi Becker and Brother, Peter C. Becker, Her family will be present at a memorial display of Catherine's work at the San Diego Art Walk Booth #127, on April 29th & 30th 2006. She will also be featured for a mural she had recently completed that is located at the Grape and State streets entrance to Little Italy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a scholarship fund in her name to be given to a deserving art student. Catherine Becker Foundation for the Arts P. O. Box 597 Thousand Palms, CA 92276

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  1. I am saddened to hear of Catherine’s passing. I would like to offer my most heartfelt and sincerest condolances to Peter Sr, Georgia, Kristi, and Peter Jr. I am sorry that such a talented artist is no longer with us. May she have a place in heaven next to Popou and Yaya. My fondest memory of Catherine was when Pete, Kristi, her and I would play around with Popou’s restaurant equipment in the back yard in Riverside. Catherine will always be loved and missed.

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