Marsha Becker passed away March 15, 2022, in McKinney, Texas at the age of 77. She was born October 1, 1944, to Harold Merle Brown and Miriam Lucille Sterrett Brown in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marsha married her high school sweetheart, William Charles “Bill” Becker, Jr. on June 5, 1965, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Marsha, affectionately known as “Mimi” will be remembered by her radiant smile and passion for life. Earlier in her life, Marsha was very supportive of her husband Bill in advancing his successful career. She was supremely focused on raising her children and creating a warm and loving home. She did all this for a time while working at General Motors and UT Dallas. The love and fun at their home was shared beyond the Becker family and made their house a neighborhood favorite for all the kid’s friends, who adored Marsha (and Bill). Marsha also started a business with her best friends in floral home decorating called Mar2 designs that allowed her to pursue another one of her passions and her fondness for great style. Marsha enjoyed social and sports activities and was active with Tennis, Golf and travel with friends and family for many years. She was an active member of her community at Heritage Ranch Country Club performing in their annual variety shows, choir concerts all while serving as music librarian for the choral. Marsha sang in the church choir at Christ UMC and most recently at her church home, Suncreek UMC. She flourished by being on stage and truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, spending time at the lake, chatting with friends and family, and supporting and cheering on her grandchildren or being with them was her favorite pastime. She will be deeply missed by friends, family and all that knew her.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 27th, 2022, at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas with Pastor Barry Hughes officiating. There will be a private committal service following the funeral at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive guests for a reception following the committal service at Marsha’s home in Heritage Ranch in Fairview. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MDA organization www.mda.org that supported Marsha and family when Bill battled ALS.
Marsha is survived by her son, Brad Allen Becker and wife, Brandy of St. Augustine, Florida; daughter, Julie (Becker) Alston and husband, Rob of Allen, Texas; son, Mark Becker and wife, Christy of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Jillian, Lance and Brock Alston of Allen, Texas; Cameron Becker of Plano, Texas; William Charles Becker, III and Jacob Becker of St. Augustine, Florida; sister-in-law, Judith Brown of Rockville, Indiana; sister-in-law, Kathy (Becker) Barr and husband, Bruce of Whitestown, Indiana, and numerous nieces, nephews and loving family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles “Bill” Becker, Jr., her parents, brother, Gary Brown, and brother and sister-in-law, Don and Marion Brown.