Eugene – Gladys Delores Becker, 88, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at home. She was born July 28, 1925, in Raymond, MT to William and Mary Anne Syme and was one of 11 children. Gladys married Joseph John Becker on June 4, 1944, at St. Joseph Church in Plentywood, MT. The family home was in Lolo, MT for many years. Gladys moved to Eugene, OR in 2008 and lived with LaTonya Becker who took care of her until she passed away.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; three brothers: Don, Ken, Jim; four sisters: Alice LaGrange, Vera Fleming, Evelyn Johnson and Ardes Clay. She is survived by three brothers: Howard Syme and family of Plentywood; Tim Syme and family of Raymond and Calvin Syme and family of Raymond; her sons: Dennis of Lolo, Bill of Eugene, OR, Tim of Stevensville and Ron of Florence; daughters: Joann Andrews of Lolo and Debbie Richardson of Copallis Beach, WA. She also had 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 641 Turner Street in Missoula on Friday, September 13th at 10 a.m. A celebration of life will follow at Lolo Community Center, 12345 Hwy. 93 South in Lolo.