Verla Becker died peacefully May 4 in her Pleasanton home at the age of 90.
She was born May 26, 1919. She worked for 37 years for the Daily Review in Hayward and the Tri-Valley Herald newspapers, and retired to Pleasanton. During the next 28 years she became a devoted member of Pleasanton's senior community. As a member of the Senior VIP Club she helped turn shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pleasanton Senior Center, and when it opened in 1993 she was the first volunteer to register. She served a term as president of the VIP Club and was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the Center in 2002. She enjoyed Senior Center travel trips to Australia, New Zealand, the Panama Canal and U.S. National Parks. She joined in the formation of the Senior Center's Book Club and Opera Club, and took part in its dance and exercise classes. She was also a volunteer docent at the Museum On Main for many years.
Mrs. Becker is survived by children Mike, Rick, Steve and Stuart and their families. She was interred in a private family ceremony. A celebration of her life will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. June 20 at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton, for friends and extended family.
Carol J. Waugh
A memorial service and celebration of the life of Carol J. Waugh will be held at 2 p.m. June 27 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. for her family and all her knew her. For more information, see Obituaries, May 14.