Ruphene Becker

April 17th, 1930October 29th, 2014

Ruphene Scheerer Becker of Boulder died at her home on Wednesday, October 29 2014. She was born April 17, 1930 in Niwot, CO, and married Bob Becker in Boulder in 1953. Ruphene was a seamstress, a fantastic cook and excellent baker. After retiring she and Bob spent many years hiking numerous miles on the trails above timberline, where she loved to identify and photograph wild flowers. She had an amazing inner strength and handled adversity with grace and dignity.

Ruphene is preceded in death by her husband, daughter Sue and brothers Ernie and Jim Scheerer. She is survived by her sons Paul and Dave of Broomfield, daughters Annie Rieker and Ellen Becker of Boulder and grandchildren Reil Becker of OH, Walt Becker and Robert Rieker of Boulder, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Wednesday, Nov. 5,2014 at 10 am. Inurnment will be at Green Mountain Cemetery.


A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 am, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1317 Mapleton Ave, Boulder, CO 80304.