Obituary: Rebecca Alice Tyler

Obituary: Rebecca Alice TylerRebecca Alice Tyler, or Becky Wade as most may have known her, rested peacefully with her daughter by her side holding her hand as she breathed her last breath on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the age of 60.

A memorial service will be held at the Moose Lodge, 150 W Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest (760-446-5996) on Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. There will be food, music and plenty of opportunity to come and share who Becky was to you and how she impacted your life.

The last year had been a hard one as she struggled with a chronic lung disease called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and spent much of her last year at home limited by the inability to breathe without oxygen. Even with the struggles that she endured over the last bit, there are some things about her that never wavered. She was full of love and life; everyone she met she welcomed with open arms, a bright smile and an open heart, always making everyone feel like they were instantly family.

Becky was born and raised in Ridgecrest. Her trade as a bartender or cocktail waitress had brought her many friends whom she loved dearly. She spent time working at places like the Officers’ Club on the base and the American Legion; but it was the Moose Lodge that she called home.

Everywhere she went she showered people with affection and love, always lending an ear and her heart to help those in need.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Tyler, of Washington;daughter and son-in law, Kelli Pelham and Jonathan Pelham, of Alaska; son, Sean Wade, of Alaska; her granddaughter and great granddaughter, Josey and Sydney Cox, of Washington; granddaughters Kimber Hobson, Brooke Hobson, Karissa Pelham, Krista Pelham, Marissa Pelham and Brennen Pelham of Alaska; granddaughter Destiny Jori of Ridgecrest; and grandsons Levi Pelham, Sean Pelham, and David Wade of Alaska.

A special thank you to the Moose Lodge and the American Legion for all you have done.

Submitted by the family of Rebecca Tyler

Story First Published: 2014-04-16