Obituary: Rebecca Georgianna Thayer

Rebecca Georgianna Thayer

Rebecca Thayer of Farmersville, Calif. passed away on Sept. 19, 2019. She was 91 years old. Rebecca was born on a farm near Monticello, Ill. on Feb. 9, 1928. She was the daughter of Georgia Anna Fought Dunlap and Thomas Griffith Dunlap. She also had a sister, Frances Ellenor, and half brother, Bernard Dunlap.

Rebecca grew up in Monticello until she was 19 years old and her family moved out west to California in July 1947. She soon met Leonard M. Thayer and on Dec. 6, 1947 they were married in Las Vegas, Nev.

In March of 1948, they moved to Farmersville and made their home there for 50 years. Her husband, Leonard, passed away in 1999.

Becky worked and retired from the Pac Bell phone company. She was also very active in the Rebekah Assembly Organization and was part of many local community events and even state meetings as a member. While Rebecca had a rather small family in this area, they were all so very important to her. Family was always first.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Exeter Cemetery District. Condolences may be sent to the family at Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

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