Rebbecca “Becky” Ann Stebbins died peacefully July 17 surrounded by loved ones in Truckee. She was 52.
Mrs. Stebbins fought a three-and-half-year battle with cervical cancer, during which she displayed incredible courage, faith, strength and fortitude, while sharing her bright smile and laugh with all who came in her contact.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 2, at the Truckee Donner Rec and Park Building, 10046 Church St. in Truckee.
Mrs. Stebbins was born Sept. 6, 1955, to Melvin and Barbara Pyle. She lived and grew up in Southern California, Mt. Baldy and Santa Barbara before moving to Novato, where she graduated from San Marin High School. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Mark Stebbins, on Sept. 6, 1980. Establishing Truckee as home, Mrs. Stebbins worked in the title and mortgage lending businesses, the last 10 years as a licensed mortgage loan officer, most recently with Sierra Mountain Mortgage of Truckee.
Mrs. Stebbins had a reputation for her integrity, ethics, knowledge and efficiency. She always seemed to get the loan done, many times with the “family discount” loan fee.
When not working, Mrs. Stebbins loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, and was often referred to as “Becky Crocker.” She was known to all for her shopping prowess and impeccable taste.
Travel vacations were spent anywhere warm, but she loved the Big Island of Hawaii most of all.
She loved her dog, Winston, and all of her nieces and nephews, whom she adored and worried about constantly.
Mrs. Stebbins is survived by her husband, Mark Stebbins; father, Melvin Pyle; stepfather, Bill Derr (Colleen); stepsister, Elizabeth Stallions (Larry); stepbrother, John Derr (Kathleen); sister-in-law, Elizabeth Valponi (David); sister-in-law, Helen Rippentrop (Bob); nieces Sarah, Sabrina, Alicia, Erica, Nikki, and Michelle; nephews Joe, Sam, Cort and Shane, and many close and devoted cousins and friends who will all miss her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Derr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation, or the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary & Crematory in Truckee.
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