Velta Mae Becker, 83, of Gerald, Mo., passed
away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence.
Velta Mae was born in Alma, Ark., on Jan. 16,
1934, to the late Charles and Laura (Sivils) Holden. On
Feb. 11, 1961, in the state of California she was united in
marriage to Richard Becker. She was a member of St. Gerald
Catholic Church in Gerald. She enjoyed gardening, tending
her cows, a good card game and enjoyed spending time with
She was preceded in death by her parents;
children, Timothy and Lorna Becker; brother, Curtis Fay
Holden; and sister, Thelma Davenport.
Her survivors include her husband, Richard of the
home; children, Richard Becker and wife Kim of Bonnets Mill,
Dawn Aiken and husband Kevin of Gerald, Greg Becker and wife
Janet of Foristell, Eric Becker and wife Jennifer of St.
Charles, Michael Becker and wife Bonnie of St. Louis, Amy
Becker of St. Louis and Matthew Becker and wife Belinda of
Washington; brother, Charles Ray Holden of Alma, Ark.; and
by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9 from
4-7 p.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Gerald and on
Saturday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday,
June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church in
Gerald with Father James Foster as the celebrant. Burial
will be in Holy Family Cemetery in Port Hudson.