William 'Bill' Clarence Becker, 87

| November 12, 2020 10:16 AM

Beloved father and grandfather, William “Bill” Clarence Becker, 87, of Wallace, Idaho, passed away Nov. 5, 2020, at his home in Wallace. He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Macksville, Kan. Bill was the son of Everett and Maude (Walker) Becker.

Bill attended and graduated from Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas, Nev. He then served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the military, Bill attended Kansas State University where he played football and received his master’s degree in chemical engineering.

Bill was united in marriage to Merrilee J. Hill on May 5, 1955, in Las Vegas. Merrilee passed away in October 2019.

In 1998, Bill moved to Moses Lake, Wash., from Virginia; then in the spring of 1999, he moved to the Silver Valley.

Bill served as a chemical engineer in plastic extrusions in California, Ohio and Virginia.

Bill was a member of the American Legion No. 36, a member of the Marine Corps League, the Osburn VFW No. 1675 and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Bill loved and enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing and working on cars.

Bill is survived by three children, Brian, Kim and Joy; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Alix. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Memorial services will be held for both Bill and Merrilee in the spring of 2021.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Marine Corps League, National Headquarters, 3619 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 115, Stafford, VA 22554.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, Idaho, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Bill and sign his guest book at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com.