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January 28, 1946 to November 28, 2017 - A Celebration of Life will be held at the Gresham Elks LodgeApril 16, 2018 at noon.

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

97086.

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

www.rosshollywoodfuneralchapel.com.

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