Marilyn (Becky) Hecox, 87 - November 03, 2012Marilyn “Becky” Hecox, 87, of Cozad passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Cozad Community Hospital.
Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad with the Rev. Elaine Besthorn officiating. A private family burial will be at the Cozad Cemetery prior to the service.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Hecox was born March 8, 1925, at Columbus to Bid and Mildred (Jessup) Boettcher. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1943.
On Aug. 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to Fred W. Hecox at Columbus. In 1948, the couple moved to San Diego where they lived while he was serving with the U.S. Navy.
In 1951, she and her family moved to Cozad where her husband joined his father in the family dental practice, and Hecox lovingly cared for their three children, said family members.
She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cozad where she remained active for many years. She was also an active member of the Cozad P.E.O. Chapter.
Hecox was an avid Husker athletics fan, she and her husband enjoyed season tickets to the football games for many years. She also enjoyed cooking, entertaining guests, playing bridge and traveling as well as spending time at their family cabin at Jeffrey Lake, said family members. The cabin at Jeffrey Lake was like a sanctuary for her and she cherished the wonderful moments shared with her family there.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bid and Mildred Boettcher.
Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Fred Hecox of Cozad; two daughters—Teresa (Jim) Lambrechts of Westminster, CO, and Catherine Kissel of Kearney; a son, Dr. Michael (Dawn) Hecox of Cozad; brother, Mark (Elizabeth) Boettcher, Jr. of Columbus; seven grandchildren—Gina Denton, Darcy Week, Cody Kissel, Christopher Lambrechts, Dr. Ashton Hecox, Tarron Hecox and Cullon Hecox; three great-grandchildren—Kyle, Evan and Riley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church.