Rebecca S. "Becky" Dobias
Rebecca Dobias Rebecca "Becky" Sue Chase Dobias, 64, born August 11, 1952, in Rhinelander, Wis., went peacefully to her rest on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital after a long struggle with cancer. Known as Becky to her many friends, she was raised in Alamogordo N.M., and Smithton Ill. She attended the University of New Mexico and medical school, preparing for a nursing career that lasted for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Bethel, nee Badeau, Chase; three sisters, Louise (Stone) Schultz, Linda Stone, and Gloria (Stone) Smith; and a son, Matthew. In addition to her husband, Charles D. Dobias of Collinsville; she is survived by a brother, Sidney (Maureen) Wolff of Ferguson Mo.; her sisters, Priscilla (Enrique) Rodriguez of Belleville, Ill., and Elizabeth Chase of Las Cruces N.M.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Her children are Christina (Carl) Dolan-Derks of Deer Park Wash., David (Stephanie) Stahlhut of Glen Aire Mo., Stephanie (Charlie) Shellito of Liberty Mo., Cheryl Dobias of San Pierre, Ind., Charles (Lisa) Dobias II of Avondale Ariz., Alina (Marty) Teall and Jeffrey (Maria) Dobias of Tawas City, Mich., Jennifer Dobias of Mesa, Ariz., and Michael and Matthew (Kate) Dobias of Seattle, Wash. In addition, she had 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Becky had many hobbies and talents. While her friends and family were her primary interest, she also loved painting, cross-stitch, and traveling, particularly to places of historic significance. She was a certified genealogist and avid researcher, and a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A dedicated volunteer, she served in several positions at the chapter and state level, including Chapter Regent, District VI Director, and State Registrar. She was also active in the Jamestowne Society, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the Union, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com . Her family would like to thank the staff at Siteman Cancer Centers and Barnes Jewish Hospital for the loving care they provided to Becky. Funeral: A celebration of Becky's life is being planned for early November. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center, non-profit cancer research organizations, or a charity of the donor's choice. KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
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