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David Wayne Becken

July 28, 1979 - April 16, 2019

David ‘Dayne’ Becken, 39, passed away Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, at his home in Leonard, Texas. He was born on July 29, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to David Wayne Becken and Pamela Kim Martinson.

He married Christine Elizabeth Becken (Slinger) on April 17, 2005 in Reno, Nevada, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue School of Engineering in 2010, graduating summa cum laude.

In 2015, Dayne moved to Texas with his wife and started Beckens’ Beginnings, a fiber ranch, where he raised Angora goats, Huacaya alpacas, Shetland sheep, and Angora rabbits. He was an active member of the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association, and enjoyed showing his prize goats at the Texas State fair. He also enjoyed his job and colleagues, as a senior commercial estimator at Central Roofing in Anna, Texas.

In addition to managing a fiber ranch, Dayne was an avid beekeeper, with a growing apiary and honey business. In his free time, Dayne enjoyed golf, playing pool and hanging out with family and friends.

Dayne is survived by his wife: Christine Becken, of Leonard (formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana); his son and daughter-in-law: Josh (23) and Hillary Sampson, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his son: Gabriel Becken (15), of Leonard; his father: Dave Becken of Gresham, Oregon; his mother: Kim Martinson of Vancouver, Washington; and his sister: Wendy Dragoon of Portland, Oregon.

Viewing and visitation for anyone wanting to give respects will be Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:45 am, with Funeral Services immediately following at 12 Noon, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel, located at 701 N. Cedar Street, Leonard. Charles Wrenn will officiate. A wake will be held after the services, hosted by Brian and Jennifer Hammer, located at 3320 County Road 1082, Celeste, Texas. All are welcome.

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Christine, I am very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed getting to know you, David and Gabriel on our house hunting adventures. It was a special bond that the three of you had. You are in my thoughts. Wendy
Wendy Herran, May 3, 2019 Christine, I am so very sorry for your loss. Dayne was a wonderful man and accomplished so much in his short life. I have marveled at all you two have done there in Texas and am so glad you were able to spend that precious time together, doing what you love and making all those wonderful memories. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this incredibly difficult time and hold you close until you see your beloved again. You are in my prayers, dear one. Hugs! Robin Robin Evans, April 23, 2019 No words however kindly meant, can sooth your pain away. We hope the love around you, memories, and heartfelt prayers of those who mourn with you, help you through today. May you, in time, also find some comfort in knowing that God has promised to "swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:8), and to use his Son to resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away including David (John 5:28). May those promises, in time, somehow strengthen you. J Mitchell, April 22, 2019 I love you Brother, you are sorely missed and there will now forever be a void in my life. The world, and especially mine, was better for you being in it. And it will be a much emptier place with you gone. I'm going to miss our conversations, playing cards, remembering and reminiscing together, and shooting pool with you. I hope there's pool tables wherever you are, because one day I hope we can meet up again. You were My Friend and My Brother in life, and my life has been and will continue to be better for you having been in it. Thank you for that. I love you and I surrender the graham to you... Rob Makin, April 21, 2019 My heart is broken for your loss. Wayne was a wonderful person.
Jan Slinger, April 20, 2019 So sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers sent. David was a joy to work with always brought a smile to your face! He will be missed. Renee Henderson, April 19, 2019 I am so saddened by his passing. It was wonderful meeting someone with a similar passion for angora goats. He will be missed. Christine, Gabriel and family, hold your very best memories close to your heart.
Pat and Tracy Ross, April 19, 2019