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Rebecca Ander

March 13, 1931 — April 28, 2024

Twin Falls, Idaho

Rebecca Louise Beasley Andersen Ander (Becky) went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by loving family on April 28, 2024 in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Becky was born March 13, 1931 in Twin Falls Idaho to Ruth Francis Stull Beasley and Albert Ector Beasley. She grew up with brothers Charles Albert Beasley and Richard Evans Beasley and attended grades 1-9 in Wilder, Idaho and grades 10-12 in Pocatello Idaho.  As a family they lived in Twin Falls (Knull), Gooding, Wilder, Pocatello and Caldwell.  Becky was a graduate of Pocatello High School class of 1949.  She attended one year of college at the College of Idaho, Caldwell. 

During her high school years, Becky was crowned Queen of the Band Ball and was especially proud of her crown which was embellished with 5 lines of the musical staff with the treble cleft as the center and was made for her by a family friend.  

In 1950 she married Gordon Gene Andersen in Caldwell, Idaho.  They had four children together and divorced in 1962.  In November of 1962 Becky married Daryl Edward Ander in Boise, Idaho.  Daryl brought 3 sons to the marriage and together they raised seven children:  David Edward Ander (Dianne), Gretchen Andersen Gilbert (Steve Isaacson), Rodney Gordon Andersen (Kandee Jo), Sonja Mari Andersen Lyda (Gary), Mary Lou Andersen Webb (Dave Anderson), Daniel Fredrick Ander (Kathy) and Douglas Robert Ander (Luanne).  They were blessed with 17 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grand Children (with one more on the way).  Daryl’s management years with Sears took her from Caldwell to Twin Falls and Ogden, Utah.  After retirement they settled in Boise, Idaho. Becky and Daryl traveled whenever possible by trailer and later motorhome.  They even enjoyed a stint of work and adventure in Yellowstone National Park.   Becky moved to Kimberly, Idaho after Daryl’s death and finally settled in Twin Falls, Idaho bringing her full circle to her place of birth. 

During her lifetime, Becky had many interests and participated in a wide variety of activities.  She fondly remembered enjoying the local baseball farm sports team with her brothers as a child.  In later years she enjoyed family gatherings, music, literature, travel, sewing and handwork.  Becky was active in many outdoor activities including: Skiing, Golf, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking and Winter Survival. 

As part of her lifelong church affiliations, Becky was an active member of Northern Baptist Church where her father served as a Babtist Minister and Protestant Chaplain in WWII; First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell; Lutheran Church Missouri Synod of Twin Falls, Idaho, Ogden, Utah, Boise, Idaho,  Kimberly, Idaho and Eden, Idaho.  Through her membership she was an active participant in Choir, LWML, Bible Studies and other outreach ministries.   She also enjoyed affiliations in 4H; High School Pep Club; Sigma Epsilon Sorority C of I; Toast Mistresses and the Ogden Women’s Hiking Group.  

Becky was proceeded in death by her Mother, Father, two brothers, husband and youngest son Douglas, Ander.  

Becky will be remembered lovingly by her family, friends and all who were blessed to know her as a kind, capable woman of class and grace who gave of herself to all and embodied a spirit of loving gratefulness always.  Her favorite Bible quote was 1 Corinthians 13:13:

     “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 

Becky will be laid to rest at the Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho.  The family will gather there at a later date for a graveside memorial and celebration of life. 

Special gratitude is extended by the family to St. Luke’s Hospice Program.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Program in Eden, Idaho OR The Idaho Commission for the Blind / Talking Books of Boise, Idaho.   Becky’s lifelong love of literature and her diminished eyesight made these books a source of many hours of pleasure.

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