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Becky Nickerson (Cruz)

Stacy Nickerson ’78 posted the following on

My beautiful sister, Becky, passed away March 2007 after 16 years of battling cancer. Many of you who knew her, unfortunately, never knew the extraordinary mother, the courageous and tough fighter or the exquisitely beautiful angel my sister became. Please keep her memory alive in your hearts.



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02/06/11 07:43 PM #1    

Margaret Murauskas (Dye)

 I didn't know that Becky had passed away, and just a year after our last reunion.  I know that she is Home now, and found the peace that she was long overdue.  I pray that her sons will always feel her love in their hearts.

02/20/11 01:03 PM #2    

Jon Plude

I just found out that Becky had passed away. The last time I spoke with Becky was over the phone during our 20 year reunion. I shared some very special momments with Becky during Homecoming in 1976 and we both attended the University of Hawaii as cheerleader and football player teammates once again. She was a bright star and will always be missed! My heart goes out to her family.



04/29/11 07:53 AM #3    

Eugene Murata

Becky was always sweet and had a kind word to say. I was saddened to hear that she passed away. May the Lord Jesus Christ always be with her and provide comfort for her family and friends.

God Bless,

Gene Murata

05/19/11 08:16 PM #4    

Karen Gallagher

Becky Nickerson and I were cheerleaders together at Radford and I considered her one of my most precious friends.  I was able to visit with her in Washington state, where she lived with her husband and wonderful sons on a break from anchoring the news in St. Louis, Mo.  She was one of the kindest, most compassionate people ever and fought many years with breast cancer.  Many would have succumbed to her disease much sooner, but Becky was a fighter and may God bless her.  Karen Gallagher 

06/23/11 04:46 PM #5    

Donna Grannan

I was so sad to hear of Becky's passing. She was a warm and caring soul. I spoke with her sister not long after her death, via email. She was trying hard to adjust to life without her sister, and her greatest concern was for Becky's three sons.

You are at peace now, Becky. God has called you Home.


08/03/11 04:17 PM #6    

Chris Crisler

I really hope Stacy sets up a tribute page for Becky on Facebook, or elsewhere.  When I first heard Becky had passed away, I was very sad because in losing our friends, we lose part of our past.  All these years I had pictured Becky as having a wonderful life -- a homecoming queen's life so to speak -- and it was a shock to learn she had suffered so much and for so long.    Rest in peace, dear Becky.

09/11/11 06:17 AM #7    

Julie O'Sullivan (Quick)

I am so sorry for your lost.  Leaving her family was probably harder for her than the cancer.  The picture that you have chosen for Becky brings back such wonderful memories.  I did not realize that she had passed.  We lose touch of each other and then spend brief moments at reunions.  I know you have fond memories that are touched with sadness and sweet laughter.  My love goes out to all of you, especially her children.  Julie (O'Sullivan) Quick

06/20/14 04:41 PM #8    

Dave Richardson

It has taken me over 7 years to finally post my memories of Becky on this site. She was truly "One of a Kind". Easily one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever known in my life. She was my Homecoming and Senior Prom date our senior year. It was truly and honor to be her escort for both of those memorable high school events. The world has never been the same without her in it! She is in a much better place now and I am sure she is doing all the things up there that she blessed us with down here!

Rest in Peace Becky!

Dave Richardson


06/25/14 11:38 PM #9    

Anzinetti Brazell (Rezents)

I didn't know Becky personally, I knew of her.  Becky did put up a tough battle with cancer and my prayers are with her spitually and with her family.


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06/26/14 03:18 PM #10    

Robert Newton

Becky was an amazing friend and woman.  We grew up as neighbors in Foster Village.  I often went to her home and was always made welcome by her her mom and sisters.  Before high school, together, we were part of a group of friends that would do anything for each other.  In high school, she really blossomed.  I remember her being so full of life.  Though we didn't remain as close through high school, I marvelled at the woman she was becoming. 

I last spoke with her around our 25th reunion, we reminisced and laughed together.  I listened as she talked lovingly about her family and friends and the support and strength she gained from them over the years.  Though her time with us was too short, she faced challenges that many of us could not imagine.  She rests comfortably now, embraced by the love and kindness she shared with everyone she knew.

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