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2010-09-02 / Obituaries

Verna “Vernie” T. Becker

February18,1929- August27,2010

Vernie passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010 at the East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston.

Verna T. Hooper Becker was born on February 18, 1929 in Lexington, Texas to Thomas “Tommie” & Dora (Lyles) Hooper. She was united in marriage to Harold Becker on September 24, 1945 in Lee County, Texas. Vernie and Harold owned and operated Becker’s Service Station and Becker’s Package Store in Giddings for many years. She enjoyed visiting with people and taking care of her dogs and cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie & Dora Hooper; her husband, Harold; two brothers, Claude Hooper and Ray Hooper and a sister, Diane Ebner Peschel.

Vernie is survived by her daughter, Linda & Victor Beasley of Galena Park; her grandson, David & Kristin Beasley of Channelview; her granddaughter, Vicki Beasley of Galena Park; two great grandchildren, Jordan Beasley and Haylie Beasley of Channelview; two brothers, Kenneth & Maria Hooper of Giddings and Thomas & Virginia Hooper of Katy as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Verna “Vernie” Becker, 81 of Giddings, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Tim Pitts officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The Becker family was present for visitation Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Giddings Animal Shelter, 118 East Richmond, Giddings, Texas 78942.

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