Obit: Becker, Tammy Jane (1959 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Becker, Mashin, Ehlers

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/09/2013

Becker, Tammy Jane (13 May 1959 - 27 December 2012)

Tammy Jane Becker, 53, originally from Neillsville, recently living in Palm Desert, CA, for the last 21 years, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, from complications due to cardiac arrest in Palm Desert, CA. Tammy was born May 13, 1959, and raised in Neillsville, the youngest daughter of Terry and Joyce (Mashin) Becker.

Upon graduating from Neillsville High School in 1977, Tammy worked for her father as bookkeeper at the Neillsville Holiday Station and also worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources part-time until 1991 when she moved to Indian Springs, CA. She worked at Walmart in Indigo, CA, for a short time before starting her dream job working for Truly Nolen Pest Control. At Truly Nolen, she started out as a pest control technician becoming certified in pest control and eventually was promoted to sales. Tam worked hard at her job at Truly Nolen, which earned her membership in the Presidents Club. She was rated on her sales and was able to achieve status in the top five on a yearly basis and earned herself a yearly trip, which she willingly and graciously shared with her family and friends to such places as Hawaii, New Orleans, Hollywood, FL, Las Vegas, Key West, FL, and cruises to Mexico, Cancun and dozens of far-away places.

Tammy enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and many friends in Wisconsin and California, fishing with her nephew and hanging out with her dog.

Tammy is survived by her parents, Terry and Joyce Becker; her sister, Cindy (James) Ehlers; her nephew, Justin (Kristy) Ehlers and her little great niece, Andi Ehlers. She is also survived by her favorite chocolate lab, Samantha.

Tammy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry and Helen Becker and Albert and Thelma Mashin.

A memorial service was held in Palm Desert, CA, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made in Tammy’s honor to a charity to be determined by Tammy’s family.

Tammy’s family wishes to thank all the family and friends that have prayed with them and shared stories with them. Tammy was an important part of so many people’s lives that she will be missed and loved forever. They would also like to thank the Palm Desert Odyssey House of Comfort, Gesche Funeral Home and Pastor John Warmuth of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe.

Tam, your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Tammy’s family with funeral arrangements.





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