I am retired military. I am married to a very loving husband, have one son, three step-daughters, two grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren and two on the way. And, I am a four year cancer survivor!
I got this really cool stone from a member of Find A Grave who fulfilled a photo request for me. She told me that the marker appears to be petrified wood.
The marker is for George Baylor Allen, my third cousin four times removed. He was born 15 Jun 1844 in Kentucky, the son of John Polk and Georgeann (Baylor) Allen. He died 7 Dec 1910 in Israel Township, Preble Co., Ohio, from morphine poisoning, and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Morning Sun, Preble Co., Ohio. He married Anna M. Robinson in 1871 and they had five children: Mayme, George Baylor Jr., Florence, Theodore and Carter. He was a Civil War veteran.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Gary Becker was born in Great Bend on March 27, 1943, to Winnis and Evelyn Becker. He married Ruth Kruckenberg in 1963. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and received his MBA from Texas Christian University. Gary served in the Air Force for 24 years, and for the past 10 years worked as a contract negotiator for IBM. After a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, he went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8.
Gary was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and on the Recreational Ministries Committee. His favorite activities included playing racquetball, hiking, running, cheering for K-State, and helping family and friends.
Gary leaves behind his wife, Ruth, sons Jeff (Ronda) and Mark, daughter Courtney Stevens (Tim), his father Winnis, brother Bob (Marilyn), and grandchildren Emily, Ryan and Jenna Becker, and Paige Stevens. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either First Presbyterian Church or Gary's PanCan Memorial Page at www.firstgiving.com/garybecker.
A memorial service was held Oct. 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs. Please join us in honoring Gary by visiting our memorial at www.mem.com.