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“I am saddened to learn of Becky's death. I worked with her in the Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA). She did so much for IMTA and music in...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Pam Sibbel - Ames, IA

“My sincere sympathy to the family of Becky at this difficult time of loss. Becky was once my neighbor, classmate, and friend. She was a special gal...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Arla Stover - Spirit Lake, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hard time. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Rob Gotto - Sioux Center, IA

“Tony, Nic, Susan and family, what a beautiful concert there must be with Becky added as an another pianist in heaven. Grandma is smiling to have her...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy and Tom - Rock Island, IL

“We loved our time taking piano lessons. Mrs. Lake will be missed. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: William & Sarah Spurr - IA

“Becky was a wonderful piano teacher. She will be missed. Our sympathy to Tony and Nic and the rest of her family. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jim, Linda, and Harlie - IA

“Becky had a memorable giggle and could lighten the mood in any room. She had a self-effacing sense of humor, and was strong-willed with a gentle...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Rachel Klay - Washington, DC

“Dear Tony & Nic, I was so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I remember the fun we used to have in the kitchen getting snacks ready for Bible School...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Stacy Rohwedder - Friend

“Tony and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: KENT AND ANN ORCHARD - FRIEND

“Tony and Nic, I am grieving the loss of a wonderful and talented friend. I wish I could have been there to comfort her in her time of need. Losing...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Raynelle Duhl - Tucson, AZ

“I will miss Becky's warm smile, caring heart, talented work, understand ability, and thoughtfulness. I will miss you forever. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Monica Mundhenke - Waterloo, IA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathies to you and your family from your friends at the American Red Cross. Julie ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Julie MacMahon - La Porte City, IA

“Tony, Nick, Susan, and family: We share your grief at losing Becky. She was much loved and will be much missed I know. May your faith sustain you at...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Klay Swalm

“Bro. & Nic I'm so very sorry to see Becky go. But we all know now that Becky is at peace. Becky is doing everything she couldn't do befour and pain...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: dan lake - independence, IA

“Comforting to know you are at peace. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Debra Leymaster - Cedar Falls, IA

“Really sorry to hear of Becky's passing...her pain is eased, but it will take awhile for the rest of us. Strength comes from years of friendships...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Betty & Mike - Cedar Falls, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Becky. I remember the times high school we would go for cherry cokes at the Village Cafe. You will...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Schoep Donaldson - IA

“Tony - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care! Sincerely, Lori ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Willis


Rebecca J. "Becky" Lake (1950-2013)

CEDAR FALLS- Rebecca J. "Becky" Lake, 63, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

She was born January 11, 1950 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, daughter of Wayland C. and Martha Helen (Nelson) Breese. She married Anthony H. "Tony" Lake on May 1, 1982 in Cedar Falls.

She graduated from Maurice Orange City High School and earned her BA degree in Music from Northwestern College. She later earned her MA in Piano Performance from Western Illinois University. She was employed as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant for Redfern, Mason, Dieter and Moore and Swisher and Cohrt Law Offices. She later was employed in Accounting with John Deere. She was an adjunct piano instructor at UNI and taught piano at Lake Piano Studio from 1989 to present.

Survived by: her husband, Tony; one son, Nic of Marion; her mother, Martha Helen Breese of Orange City; and one sister, Susan (Gerald) McGlaughlin of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by: her father and one sister, Julie Breese.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Richardson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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