Rebekah “Becky” Dianne Andrews

Funeral services for Rebekah “Becky” Dianne Andrews, 68, of Goldsby were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Washington, Okla. Interment followed at Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Andrews passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 22, 2019.

She was born October 22, 1950 in Norman, Okla. Becky was the middle child of three children born to Jimmie James Marsee and Peggy LaRue (White) Marsee. Becky grew up in the Goldsby community and attended her first three years at the Goldsby School. She then went to Washington Public Schools where she graduated with the Class of 1968.

After high school Becky attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years before getting married. On Nov. 6, 1970 in Washington, she married her high school sweetheart, Billy Wayne Andrews.

Becky and Bill soon started a family and she worked as a stay at home mom until her children started school. While the kids were growing up, they spent many weekends at the lake, camping, fishing and swimming. She finished her degree at the University of Oklahoma in Elementary Education. Becky then taught at Purcell Elementary School for 20 years until she retired.  

Becky was a faithful Christian and an active member of the First Baptist Church, Washington, Okla., for over 50 years. She also enjoyed singing with a sextet group for many years.

Becky had many hobbies and talents; throughout her life she enjoyed swimming, cooking, and sewing.  After she and Bill retired, they enjoyed playing and singing with various friends at the local senior citizens center and fundraising events.  

It’s hard to say Becky without saying Becky and Bill because they did so much together. They enjoyed restoring antique Farmall tractors and traveling around Oklahoma. Most of all, Becky loved her family and always enjoyed family get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie and Peggy Marsee; her sister, Virginia “Ginger” Ruth Carlton and her brother, Bobby Joe Marsee.

She is survived by her husband of 48-½ years, Bill Andrews of the home in Goldsby; son, Barry Andrews of Goldsby; daughter, Beverly Travis and husband, Adam, of Goldsby; brother-in-law, Damon E. Carlton of Goldsby; four grandchildren, Andrew, Haley, Isais and Maria; her best friends, Linda and Riley Phillips of Washington; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

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