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John C. "Jack" Becker
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1916
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1993
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

John C. Becker married Jane C. Dooher on June 23, 1945 in Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois.


Obituary: Reno Gazette-Journal November 8, 1993 Page 2B

"John C. Becker, 77, died Nov. 6, 1993, at his residence.

A Nevada native, he was born Sept. 1, 1916, to Jake and Opal Saunders Becker.

Becker was an orthopedic surgeon licensed to practice in California, Nevada and Illinois. He served as a consultant for Veterans Administration Medical Center, Stead Air Force Base, Washoe Medical Center, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and the Crippled Children's Service for Nevada and California. He was the senior orthopedic surgeon for the state of Nevada.

Becker served as chief of staff at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and chief of surgery, board of trustees member and chairman of the board at Washoe Medical Center. He was a diplomat for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Western Orthopedic Association and Reno Surgical Society.

Becker graduated from Reno High School, the University of Nevada, Reno, Northwestern University, Chicago, and Northwestern University Medical School. He interned at Cook County Hospital and completed post-graduate training at Wesley Memorial Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, San Francisco. He was a teaching fellow at Northwestern University Medical School.

A commissioned officer in the Navy during World War II, Becker served aboard the USS Boyce. In 1946, he was honorably discharged as a lieutenant commander.

Becker was a member of the Washoe County Library Board from 1952 to 1982 and served as chairman for 10 years.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Walton Funeral Home, Reno.

Cremation will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

A memorial is being established with Washoe County Library. Donations are accepted at any American Federal Savings Bank branch office." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Chester Becker (1890 - 1959)
  Opal L. M. Sanders Becker (1890 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane C. Dooher Becker (1923 - 1991)
 
 Sibling:
  John C. Becker (1916 - 1993)
  William Ernest Becker (1930 - 2013)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
 
Created by: Jamey Deeter
Record added: Mar 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107019904
John C. Jack Becker
Added by: Jim Herman
 
John C. Jack Becker
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 Added: Mar. 28, 2013
 
 
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