Lawrence Joseph Becker
Larry was born in San Diego,
California to Archie and Frances
Becker. He was the third child
of four. He is survived by his
wife Rosalie, his son Justin
Becker (Tricia), daughter Ashley
Becker-Nunley (Boyd), and four
grandchildren. He is also survived
by his siblings Dick Walsh (CA),
Edward Becker (CA), and
Barbara Becker (IL). Larry leaves
behind many cousins, nieces,
nephews, aunts and uncles.
After graduating from Helix High School in 1965
he joined and served in the U.S. Army, with two tours
in Vietnam as a Medical Corpsman (combat). He
completed his tours in 1968, rejoining briefly with the
Army National Guard and was honorably discharged
on July 1980 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Larry met his wife Rosie, and fell in love while
he was recovering from spinal surgery. They married
in San Diego, CA November 6, 1971. After meeting
Rosie's family and her beautiful home state of Oregon,
the family moved to Corvallis. Larry attended and
graduated from Linn-Benton Community College
as a refrigeration and air conditioning technician.
Eventually moving further north to Portland with his
family as an HVAC Sales Engineer.
Larry loved his family and took joy in volunteering
his free time in the children's extracurricular activities.
His hobbies included camping, fly fishing, hiking,
crafting and rocking out to music. In later years
bicycling became his passion. Building, repairing, and
riding his bike behind or ahead of a stream of cyclers
gave him enormous pleasure. Seattle to Portland and
Summit to Surf just to name a few of his favorite rides.
Larry was known for his jokes and wit, along with
an outgoing personality. He loved all people, and
the importance of bringing laughter and joy into the
hearts of those around him. He saw the importance
of volunteering where needed. The city of Gresham,
Gresham Elks, and the Veterans Hospital to name
a few. Having felt so blessed in life, giving back to
those in need was a must in his retirement. He never
complained over the many years of struggling with
the effects of Agent Orange and instead tried to bring
laughter and love to the lives of others.
Military service for family
will be held on Monday, April
16, 2018 at 10 am at Willamette
National Cemetery. 11800 SE
Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR
A Celebration of Life will be
held at the Gresham Elks Lodge
April 16, 2018 at noon, 3330 NE
Division St. Gresham, OR 97030.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Gresham
Elks Lodge. Attn: Veterans
Charities. If interested you may sign the guest book
at Ross Hollywood Chapel Funeral Home online at