|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1928|
|Death: ||May 26, 2011|
Dorothy Becker passed into Gods loving care on May 26, 2011 at the home she loved in College Station surrounded by her loving family. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with Rev. Robert "Bob" Eppers officiating. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Dorothy was born November 27, 1928 in Caldwell, the daughter of William W. and Fannie Mae (Belcher) Norcross and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in May 1946. She married Robert Becker on May 4, 1947. Together they shared 64 years of marriage. They opened and operated a service station on Texas Ave. for several years. In 1965 they started Becker's Termite & Pest Control. Together they turned the business into one of the oldest pest control businesses in Texas. She continued to manage the office until she retired in 1989.
Dorothy was a member of the RLDS (Restoration) Church. Her faith and belief in God and His Creation was strong and steadfast. Having been raised in a religious family, she passed those teachings onto her family. When the local church was being built on Cavitt Street in Bryan, Texas, she often took homemade donuts and coffee to the workers.
She was a long time member of the Lady Elks Club in Bryan where she served as President in 1975 and 1976. Dorothy had a strong love for her Country and proudly flew a flag in her front yard. She had a passion for politics and would debate for hours if you disagreed. She had definite opinions on what was right or wrong for her Country and made sure you knew what they were.
Dorothy enjoyed traveling and made several trips to Missouri and Tennessee. She had a great love of music and liked all genres. Country music was always her favorite and on her trips to Tennessee, she would always add to her growing collection.
Dorothy's favorite pastime was to sit on her front porch. She loved watching the birds and the Painted Bunting was her favorite. She enjoyed watching the deer in the pasture. Especially in the Spring when they had their babies. She thought of her porch as a peaceful place and spent many hours there with her family. When her sister Mary Ann visited from Missouri, Dorothy, Mary Ann and Mildred "Baby Lou", would spend hours just talking there. On the day Dorothy passed away, a white dove flew over her porch at the same moment she was leaving her home for the final time. It was the most amazing, peaceful, and incredible thing.
Dorothy's greatest love and passion in life was her love for her family. She was devoted to her husband Robert and always stood by his side. To her children, Laren and Bobby, she was always there to cheer them on at all of their events. Whether it was band concerts, little league, a rodeo or cutting events. When her grandchildren participated, Nanny kept the tradition of attending numerous dance recitals, orchestra concerts, 4-H & FFA shows, and countless girls softball and little league games. Nanny was always the biggest fan and to her they were the best players or dancers. The love she had for her family was truly amazing. She loved us all the same and each had a special place in her heart.
Her family will miss her terribly but we are all better people for being blessed with such a wonderful lady. She was absolutely the best wife, mother, grandmother and sister that any family could have.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William W. and Fannie Mae Norcross, and her brother, Melvin D. Norcross.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Becker of College Station; daughter and son-in-law, Laren and Gus Schultz of College Station; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Cindy Becker of College Station; grandchildren, Tracy Schultz and Shelly Schultz of College Station, Travis Becker and wife, Leslie, of Snook, Lesley A. Becker and Karen Becker of College Station; great-grandchildren, Ashley Schultz, Kelsey Schultz and Aubrey Becker; great-great-grandson, Jace Nelson; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Peggy Norcross of Grand Prairie; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Bob Eppers of Independence, Mo., and Mildred Sebesta of Bryan; sisters-in-law, Peggy Sue Norcross of Sacksey, Betty Lampo and husband, Joe, of Bryan; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Becker of Franklin, Jody Becker and wife, Jenny, of Edge; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803 or the American Cancer Society , 3207 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.
William Winfred Norcross (1896 - 1974)
Fannie Mae Belcher Norcross (1904 - 1984)
Dorothy Nell Norcross Becker (1928 - 2011)
Bobby Will Norcross (1931 - 2012)*
Melvin Drew Norcross (1939 - 1994)*
Bryan City Cemetery
Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: May 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70521715