Barbara Jean (Powers) Becker was born to Max and Vera Mae (Klone) Powers on April 1, 1943 in York, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully on May 15, 2010 in her home in Exeter, Nebraska at the age of 67.
Barb graduated from York High School in 1961. On October 20, 1962 she was united in marriage to Thomas Becker of Exeter at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. They had four children: Jacquelyn, Paul, Stephanie, and Jamie.
Barb's pride and joy were her 10 grandchildren. From the moment they were born, she loved holding and spoiling them as much as her children would allow! She was always willing to lend a hand and babysit when called upon. Barb thoroughly enjoyed her every-other-weekend visits from her sister, Pat. Together, they enjoyed running to York shopping and going out for dinner, playing cards, and laughing about anything and everything. Other interests included: Music, Husker Sports, and collecting Angels. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Exeter Senior Center. Barb truly loved animals, especially her dog, Cheyenne.
Throughout her life in Exeter, she was a day care provider and was employed at the Exeter Drive-In and the Exeter Care Center. She was an active member of the Exeter United Church of Christ and Women's Fellowship organization.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Max Powers and Vera Mae Hueske.
She is survived by her sister and best friend, Patricia Powers of Lincoln, her children Jacquelyn (Greg) Yound of Exeter, Paul (Julie) Becker of Omaha, Stephanie (Thom) Kastrup of Omaha, and Jamie (April) of Columbus. Ten grandchildren: Anthony, Travis, and Erica Yound, Claire and Paige Becker, Katherine and Elizabeth Kastrup, Caitlin, Brayden, and Hailey Becker. Step Father:Al Hueske of Beatrice.
Memorial services were conducted from United Church Of Christ in Exeter, Nebraska on Wendesday, May 19, with Rev.s Tim & Ginny Adams officiating. Diane Hanson accompanied Jessica Ruhl who sang ' Amazing Grace' and 'Hear I Am Lord'. Inurnment was in the Exeter Cemetery with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are directed to the United Church of Christ (Exeter, Nerbaska) or Adopt-A-Pet .(York, Nebraska)