Barbara A. Becker

Date of Birth

September 7, 1936

Date of Death

January 12, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Barbara A. Becker passed away Jan 12 at Sarah House after a brief battle with a brain tumor.

Barbara was born in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Lula Greene. Her family moved to California when she was a child and resided around the San Diego/Oceanside area. She attended San Diego State University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She moved to Stockton as an adult then moved to Santa Barbara in 1968 where she has lived ever since.

Barbara had 2 sons from her previous marriage, Stephen W. Crawford and Mark A. Crawford. She divorced in 1974. She met and married the love of her life Don C. Becker in 1976. Barbara held several jobs throughout her life. She taught preschool, worked for the Social Security Department and also served as bookkeeper for Don’s painting business.

Barbara loved a good party. She was very social and enjoyed entertaining. She was an active member of the Santa Barbara Elks lodge. You could find her hanging out with the poker players or tearing it up on the dance floor. She was a member and organist of the Elks Lodge ladies group The Emblem Club and enjoyed the many social gatherings and dances, spaghetti night and RV travels with the lodge. Barbara was also an avid world traveler and was fascinated by all the different cultures. Some of her favorite trips were to Machu Pichu, China, Israel, India and Africa. Barbara was generous to those she cared about. If she thought you would like it, more than likely you wouldn’t receive just one of something, it would be several in all your favorite colors.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 47 years Don C. Becker, her two sons Stephen W. Crawford and Mark A. Crawford, his wife Gina and their two children Taylor and Ryan.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Sarah House, where she spent her last few weeks of life under their loving care, can be made in her name.


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