Condolence From: Meg Scott-Best, Bellingham, WA
Condolence: Dear Becker Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss you are all processing. Your parents and specifically your mother was a nurturing force for many new freshmen - needing, more than wanting direction at Otterbein. Thank you for sharing her with us all.
Condolence From: Judy Ralph, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: To the Becker family and all Marian's friends and former co-workers,
I worked with Marian at Otterbein for many years. I respected her for her work ethic and her honesty, but most of all for her compassion and sense of humor. You always knew exactly where you stood with Marian! Even though she's been retired for many years, she is still talked about and very much missed. She will always be remembered for how much she did for Otterbein and for her willingness to help anyone who needed her help. She's with her beloved John now. My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved her. She was truly a unique and a one-of-a-kind person.
Condolence From: Betsy Kille
Condolence: My fondest memories include going to Westerville for Easter. Coloring Easter eggs and finding them. The rule was that you could "see the egg" without moving any thing. You might have to stand on your head, but you could see it. One egg was always colored just that special shade of orange to be hidden in the jar of Tang. Remember the smell of hot vinegar?
We would go to church, I did not know Jesus then, but by God’s mercy and Grandma Havens prayers, I do now.
There was always much laughter and Uncle Johnny saying "Super!". I loved looking at all the pictures of their trips that covered the kitchen wall… I have the same in our house.
Marian and Johnny were kind enough to invite me on several trips backpacking… Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Colorado.
They taught me much about camping and backpacking.
We always camped in a canvas tent, everything had its place, expertly packed in the Buick. The “orange box”, which was actually yellow, held all the cooking items. One night, getting in a bit late to the campsite, Marian set out to make salmon patties. Something I had never tasted… I did not get to try them that night either… as Marian grabbed the dish soap and not the cooking oil! I have the orange box today.
Condolence From: Schultz Char, Westerville, OH
Condolence: To have the love of great parents is such a gift. Your mother was a great lady. You will surely miss her greatly and our love is sent to you all. Love and prayers,
Tom and Char