Rebecca “Becki” Jo Banks, 41, passed away on May 31, 2017 to be reunited with her beloved family and Savior.
Becki was born July 24, 1975 in Provo, UT to Douglas and Tonia Banks who delighted in her darling personality and stunning golden curls. Becki lived in Palmyra, Utah as the oldest child with three sisters and one lucky brother. She developed an early love for anything made of chocolate and read countless novels. But her favorite pastime was playing Barbies for hours with her sisters. She was a willing helper with her mom’s in-home daycare and eagerly attended church meetings.
Her family later moved to Orem, UT where she graduated with honors from Mountain View High School. She attended Ricks College in Idaho on an academic scholarship and eventually transferred to Brigham Young University earning a degree in History with a minor in Psychology.
Becki was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a full-time missionary in the New Jersey Cherry Hill Mission. She enthusiastically studied Church and family history and spent as much time as possible in LDS Temples.
Becki also loved singing and dancing, delicious foods, fluffy cats, long car rides, anything made of chocolate, beautiful music, and all-things Harry Potter. But more than anything, Becki loved to serve those she loved. She had a gentle, kind soul and a generous heart. Those who knew her tell of her contagious smile and joyful attitude – even in the face of trials and suffering.
Becki always dreamt of meeting her “Price Charming”, and meet him she did through an equally kind-hearted man, Roland Durfee. They were married in the Manti Temple on December 28, 2013.
Becki was preceded in death by her husband, parents and grandparents. She leaves her sweet memories to be cherished by her sisters, Tawni, Brittney, and Melissa; her brother, Jacob; and her numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Becki touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 10th at 11:00 am at Spanish Fork Cemetery.