Dee Becker (1926-2020)
Those of us blessed to be able to work to build a culture of life stand on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us. Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life is one Giant, Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of Roe v Wade who dedicated the latter part of her life to pro-life advocacy was another. Last week, another such “Giant” went home to God. Dolores “Dee” Becker passed away on April 13, 2020. Married for over 65 years to her husband Richard, Dee’s primary calling in life was that of wife and mother, but after 1973 when abortion was legalized her avocation became protecting the unborn.
Her family recently wrote that
The 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs Wade decision catapulted Dee into a life of defending the unborn and vulnerable, and she founded Delaware Right to Life as the organization’s first president. She continued her pro-life mission in some form until the day she died. Her tireless efforts led her to the Capitol Building, giving speeches during the many March For Life marches she organized as vice president, as well as meeting Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
Whether it was working to enact pro-life public policy in Delaware or running the poem and essay content for the annual March for Life or the many, many other works Dee was involved in, we are so very grateful for Dee’s invaluable service hours in defense of life. May she rest in peace. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
For Dee’s full obituary, please read here.
In Memory of Dee Becker