Marilyn "Becky" Hecox, 87, of Cozad, Nebraska, died November 3rd, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital.
Becky was born March 8th, 1925, at Columbus, Nebraska, to Bid and Mildred (Jessup) Boettcher. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1943.
On August 1st, 1946, Becky married Fred W. Hecox at Columbus, Nebraska. In 1948, the couple moved to San Diego, California, where they lived while Fred was serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1951, the family moved to Cozad, where Dr. Fred joined his father in the family dental practice and Becky lovingly cared for their three children: Terri, Cathy and Mike.
Becky was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad where she remained active for many years. She was also an active member of the Cozad P.E.O. Chapter.
Becky was an avid Husker athletics fan; she and Fred enjoyed season tickets to the football games for many years. She also enjoyed cooking, entertaining guests and playing bridge. Becky loved to travel, as well as spend time at the family cabin at Jeffrey Lake. The cabin at Jeffrey Lake was like a sanctuary for her; she cherished the wonderful moments shared with her family there.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Fred Hecox of Cozad; two daughters: Teresa (Jim) Lambrechts of Westminster, Colorado, Catherine Kissel of Kearney, Nebraska; son, Dr. Michael (Dawn) Hecox of Cozad; brother, Mark (Elizabeth) Boettcher, Jr. of Columbus, Nebraska; seven grandchildren: Gina Denton, Darcy Week, Cody Kissel, Christopher Lambrechts, Dr. Ashton Hecox, Tarron Hecox and Cullon Hecox; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle, Evan and Riley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9th, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad with Pastor Elaine Besthorn officiating. A private family burial will be held in the Cozad Cemetery prior to the service.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.