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September 29, 1942 - September 9, 2018
Burial Date: September 15, 2018
Funeral Home Baker, MT
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, St. John’s Catholic Church, Baker, MT
Vigil Service: 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, MT
Funeral Mass for Dorothy Fay Beckers will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Baker with Father Philip Chinnappan celebrating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation for Dorothy will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a Vigil service taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Dorothy went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2018, after a long hard-fought battle against cancer.
Dorothy Fay was born on September 29, 1942 in Decker, Montana, the daughter of Harold and Sarah Young Wyrick. She moved with her family to Baker, Montana, where she met her life-time love, Leonard Wendlin Beckers. They were married on July 3, 1961. Leonard and Dorothy purchased the Munsell ranch 3 miles west of Baker, where they raised their four children and continued to live until Dorothy’s passing. Not only was Dorothy a wonderful homemaker and mother, but also a partner with Leonard in their ranching and farming operations. She cared for Leonard as he cared for her, taking wonderful care of each other. She had a servant’s heart and would often be asking Leonard, family or guests what else she could get for them or if they were hungry. She would never eat until everyone else was served. Together, Leonard and Dorothy raised cattle, hogs and sheep, worked in the hayfield all day, milked dairy cows, worked in the hog pens, calved cows, lambed sheep, went to 4-H events and rodeos with their children, and rodeos with grandchildren, and so much more. Dorothy loved snowmobiling, playing cards, riding horseback and later enjoyed playing with and driving her miniature horses. She was extremely talented and creative, spending endless hours in their woodshop making special gifts for their eleven grandchildren, whom she adored.
Dorothy loved to visit with and had such a compassion for people, which brought her to work at the Fallon Medical Complex and become an EMT. In 1989, she rode on the Montana Centennial Cattle drive, going as an EMT. She also loved to lead 4-H and teach others to become EMT’s. She often held down other jobs to help make ends meet on the ranch, working at the Baker Livestock Auction for a time, as a dispatcher for the Baker Police Department, and she also trained to be a reserve police officer.
Those who knew her well, knew she was so generous with her time, talents and especially with her love. She is survived by her husband, Leonard, their four children, Shane Beckers of Baker, Montana, Sharlene (Tom) Bowie of Willow Spring, North Carolina, Sharlotte (Jason) Harkins of Billings, Montana, and Sharon (Walt) of Broadus, Montana. Grandchildren include: Crystal Duneman, Caliber Duneman, Odis (Lara) Harkins, Othniel (Jenny) Harkins, Ogden (Jessica) Harkins, Ouana Harkins, Opal Harkins, Kruz Beckers, Khristian Noble, Spencer Noble, Shyan Beckers. Great grandchildren: Brentin Peters and Mia Peters. Dorothy’s surviving siblings include: Dale Wyrick, Ann (Don) Salvo, Jean (Jerry) Gonsioroski, Don (Allison) Wyrick, Sarah (Marlin) Maynard, Ken (Molly) Gail Wyrick.
Preceding her in death were Dorothy and Leonard’s infant son, Roland Beckers, as well as another infant son, granddaughter, Desirae Harkins, her parents, Harold and Sarah Wyrick, her sister-in-law, Juanita Wyrick, Leonard’s parents, Louis and Mary Beckers and many members of Leonard’s family.
Memorials may be made to the Fallon County Emergency Medical Service for the EMT educational program.