|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 2014|
Becky Bachman, 89, passed into her eternal home on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1924, in Monroe, Louisiana. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1940. Afterwards, she attended Northeast Junior College for a year and then American Commercial College for a year. She worked for the Louisiana State Unemployment Commission for a year as a secretary and for three years as a claims examiner.
On Oct. 20, 1946, she married Francis D. Bachman Jr. and they moved to San Angelo in 1950, to get out of the rain. (In her own words, they surely did.) She graduated magna cum laude from Angelo State College in 1968, with BA in Spanish and speech. Further studies resulted in certifications in exceptional children and English. Becky taught special education in the San Angelo Independent School District for 10 years and for six years, she taught speech and drama at Wall High School before her retirement.
In Wall, she organized a humane society for student animal advocates and she was voted "Teacher of the Year" twice. Becky was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught children in Sunday school for decades. She also sang in the church choir and the senior adult Glory Choir until physical impairments forced her to discontinue. She was active in the homebound ministry at the church and after retirement, she volunteered for the Baptist Memorials Auxiliary.
Other accomplishments and memberships include Who's Who in American Universities, Who's Who in the Southwest, Alpha Chi National Honor Society (secretary), Alpha Mu Gamma International Foreign Language Society (president), Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society, Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for Teachers, NEA, TSTA, Philharmonic Society, San Angelo Dinner Club, San Angelo Symphony, ASU Ex-Students Association and AAUW.
Becky was always active and enthusiastic about any task that she undertook. She loved to swim and water ski and enjoyed many happy hours boating with her family on local lakes. She was an avid reader and was constantly trying to improve her knowledge through books. Other interests included biking, gardening, sewing and classical music. She kept her camera with her wherever she went, taking photos of people, scenic views and memorable events. Becky's vivacious personality and giving spirit won many friends in San Angelo and the surrounding counties. Becky will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Claude Shepard Sr. and Ella Julian Shepard; her brother, Francis Claude Shepard Jr.; her sister, Mabel Shepard Hawkins; and her beloved husband, Francis D. Bachman Jr. She is survived by her children, Ron and Margaret Bachman of Freeport, Dianne and Sam Robbins of Richardson, Rick and Deb Bachman of Fort Stockton and Rob Bachman of San Angelo; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The family requests that memorials be made to Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Center; or a favorite charity.
Published in GoSanAngelo from June 27 to June 29, 2014
Francis Claude Shepard (1889 - 1970)
Ella Mabel Julian Shepard (1890 - 1970)
Francis Dolphus Bachman (1921 - 2014)*
Francis Claude Shepard (1915 - 2001)*
Mabel Lee Shepard Hawkins (1923 - 2014)*
Becky Shepard Bachman (1924 - 2014)
Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens
Tom Green County
Created by: Shelby Bozeman
Record added: Jun 28, 2014
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