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Rebecca Jane Headley “Becky” was born on August 10, 1930,  in Fairfax, MO.  Becky had a twin sister Roberta “Bertie”.  They grew up together on the family farm outside of Fairfax, MO.  Their lives were pretty typical of Northwest Missouri farm girls.  Knowing Becky as an adult, it is no surprise that she did very well in school.  She grew up during The Great Depression and World War II.

While in high school, Becky met a local boy, Paul E. Headley.  Paul enlisted in the Army during WWII. At the end of WWII, Paul was discharged and returned home.  After the war, Becky finished High School and attended Tarkio College majoring in Music for two years.  She and Paul were married in September of 1949.  They moved into one of the farmhouses on the Headley farm and just a little over a year later welcomed their first child, a daughter, Patricia Ann.

They continued to farm in Missouri for about 6-7 years and moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1956.

Paul initially worked at Loveland Land Packing company and later worked for the US Post Office until his retirement.

Becky’s focus was on being an excellent home maker for her family at which she definitely succeeded. She also worked as a cook in the R2J school system cafeterias and later, did some part-time work at Good Samaritan Retirement Village in their Laundry service.

Patricia graduated from Loveland High school, briefly attended Denver University, worked for several years at Hewlett-Packard in Loveland, married John C. Frank of Loveland. They had two children M. Lance and Heidi Lynne.

Becky’s focus throughout her life was always on others.  Her desires always took a back seat to helping others, especially her family.

Becky is the last of her immediate family.

Becky was preceded in death by her Husband, Paul, who died in July of 2011, and her daughter Patricia Ann who died in October of 2016.

Becky died May 6, 2022, at North Shore Health and Rehabilitation after a 3-year struggle with dementia.

She is survived by her son-in-law, John C. Frank and her grandchildren M. Lance Frank of Loveland and Annie Rosin of Greeley.

Becky has left a hole in our hearts.

There will be a memorial service for Becky on June 3 at 10:00 at the Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home with a reception following the service at Becky’s home at 1049 North Franklin Avenue in Loveland.