Geraldine
Geraldine Frances Becker passed away on Monday, October 6, 2008, after 85 years shared with family and friends. A Manhattan Beach native, she was married to William Becker with whom she just recently celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary. Gerry, as she was fondly known, was a woman of grace and compassion. She was always active in her community with the Neptunians, the Red Cross, and as an active member of American Martyrs Parrish, where she also served as president of the Parents Association. You may even remember seeing her smiling behind the counter at the Beach Store, which was owned by the Becker Family. She enjoyed traveling around the world, especially with her family by her side. She also enjoyed her garden and feeding her blue-jays, and she took particular pride in her orchids. Gerry was the grounded center of a loving family and she had numerous friends who cherished her. A gracious and gentle woman, she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She now joins her beloved daughter, Denise, and is survived by husband William, children Paul and Diane, grandchildren Nicole, Joshua and Isabella, and great grandchildren, Dane, Tanner, Mason and Kyra. Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 13th at 10:00 am at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to the whole family & especially Bill. Gerry was one of my best friends & I treasure our friendship. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  2. We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the entire family at this difficult time. Gerry was a wonderful lady & a caring friend to my Mom, Mary Stech. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely,

  3. I met Gerry years ago when mom, Mary Stech, took me with her to a Neptunian luncheon. Even though I didn’t know Gerry well, only seeing her a few times over the years, I knew she was a gracious, lovely lady with a beautiful smile. George and I pray that God will help her family and close friends through this difficult time. And as the poem by Childs says “brush those teardrops from your eyes, since out of sight need not be out of Mind. A moment’s thought will make you realize this parting will be brief and not unkind, for we will meet again, love as before…”

  4. Bill and Becker family, The Gray family shares in your loss of such a wonderful lady. Our lives have been enriched by her presence and we will miss her within our community. Our thoughts are with all of you. Peggy, Nelson, Margaret Lee, & Taylor

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