Re­becca (Becky) Ruth Tharp


Re­becca ( Becky) Ruth Thar p beloved mother, grand­mother, daugh­ter, sis­ter, aunt and friend, was sud­denly taken from us the evening of May 20, 2016, at the hos­pi­tal, for­ever chang­ing all the peo­ple who loved her and will miss her. We will al­ways be grate­ful for the love she gave us.

Becky spent 15 years with the love of her life, Tim Mau­rer. They trav­eled, kayaked and camped. She could name all the stars and was thrilled to look through the Kitt Na­tional Ob­ser­va­tory Tele­scope. She could spend hours in a mu­seum; her fa­vorite, the Smoky Bear Mu­seum. They made many trips to the ocean and day trips. They bought a home sur­rounded by trees that came with a green house. She grew beau­ti­ful flow­ers and veg­eta­bles and ev­ery year she grew a pump­kin for her grand­son, Brock. She had many tal­ents such as cro­chet­ing, knit­ting, jew­el­ry­mak­ing and made many other hand crafts. Her great­est joy was spent with her grand­son, Brock Peter­son. She be­came grandma to Tim’ s grand­chil­dren. She would spend days dec­o­rat­ing for Christ­mas; she al­ways knew the per­fect gift for every­one. She loved an­i­mals and was a vol­un­teer at the Noah An­i­mal Shel­ter with Tim’s sis­ter, Dar­leen Mau­rer. Becky was kind and was there for every­one.

She was pre­ceded in death by her grand­fa­ther, Alex Cook; her fa­ther, Bob Tharp; Tim’ s mother, Re nate Mau­rer and fa­ther, Sigfreid Mau­rer, friend Richard Os­born and aunt, Donna Tharp.

The fam­ily she leaves be­hind is her part­ner of 15 years, Tim Mau­rer; chil­dren, Billy Peter­son and Jen­nifer Peter­son; grand­mother, Betty Cook; mother, Marie T harp; daugh­ter-in-law, Sarah Peter­son, Brock’s mother, Bonita Peter­son, grand­child, Brock Peter­son; step- grand­chil­dren, Kayla, Nathan and Ja­cob Camp­bell; sis­ter, Bob­bie Tharp; Tim’s son and daugh­ter, Josh and Tara Mau­rer, his sis­ter, Dar­leen Mau­rer; aunts and un­cles, Joann and Bill Gordius and Brenda and Rick Cook, and Bill Tharp; nieces, Dusty Ni­chol­son, Becky Ni­chol­son and Va­lerie Farmer; four great- nieces, two great- neph­ews and many cousins.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Becky’s life will be held at 4 p.m., on Satur­day, July 9, 2016, at the Gran­ite Falls Ea­gles.

In lieu of do­na­tions or flow­ers, please bring a dish for the potluck. Any ques­tions, call Marie Tharp at 360-691-7182.

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