Fred Becker: Sept. 13, 1948 – July 2, 2017

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Frederick Roy Becker joined his beloved Holly on July 2, 2017.

Except for his time in the United States Army from December 1967 – September 1970, Fred spent his entire life on South Whidbey. He was raised by Fred and MinaBelle (Neil) Becker on the family homestead in Freeland. The family homestead was sold to Nichols Brothers Boat Works in 1964. Fred worked for Nichols Brothers for more than 30 years, retiring in June 2015.

Fred and the love of his life, Holly Middleton, spent more than 30 years together, eventually marrying in 1994. He and Holly loved spending time on Hood Canal, fishing, and taking trips.

Born in Coupeville on Sep. 13, 1948, he graduated from Langley High School in 1966, attended Everett Community College for 1 year, and passed away at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, Coupeville.

His laughter and quick wit will be missed by many friends and family. He loved football, was a collector of Seahawks memorabilia, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, pheasant and elk hunting, rock hounding, and listening to sports radio.

Fred could always be counted on if you needed something and was a good friend to many. If Fred ever cared for you, he has your picture. He was the keeper of the family history, including many historical records of his dad’s logging operations.

Preceding him in death were his beloved wife Holly, his parents, Fred and MinaBelle Becker, and brother Robert. Fred is survived by Holly’s daughters, Mia McConnell and Tia Larranaga, and Fred’s son, James R. Becker. Fred was blessed with a large extended family.

A celebration for Fred will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the South Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank or the South Whidbey Cat Adoption Center.

Thank you to Visser Funeral Home for their services. You may share memories at www.dignitymemorial.com/visser-funeral-home/en-us/index.page.

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