Recent Condolences

  • I am sad to hear of Mrs. Wykstra’s passing. I had her for my 6th grade teacher last year at J.A. Taylor. She was a wonderful teacher. She will be missed. God bless your family as you mourn for her.

    — Eli Gibbs
  • My daughter Lola was in Becky’s class. She loved her and has been heartbroken from this loss. I’m so grateful she had the opportunity to know Becky as a teacher and friend, and thankful for the impact she has made on Lola. My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Becky, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you through this extremely difficult time.

    — Teal Anderson
  • I sure love this lady and am so grateful for the time I have been able to spend getting to know her. She always showed me encouragement, kindness, support, respect and love.

    — Kim Loosle
  • Our son William is in Mrs. Wykstra’s class this year and he is just devastated. We were so thrilled when we found out our son had Mrs. Wykstra, she was such a good teacher and she was able to help William succeed in class, and had the patience necessary to teach her class. We are so saddened to hear of this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Wykstra family.

    — William & Shawna Summa
  • My son and I are so sad to hear of Mrs, Wyksta’s Passing. She helped build up my sons confidence when he was new to Taylor three years ago, He had no friends and he was nervous about school in 6th grade not knowing anyone. And I remember he came home after his first day and had nothing but great things to say about his amazing teacher and how “AWESOME” she is. She kept that up all year and he loved her dearly. She was so positive and loving. She will be missed by our family. She will never be forgotten as the best teacher my son has ever had, God bless your family during this hard time.

    — Courtney Doxey
  • Laura, Rick;

    I am stunned at this tragic news. Of course, Susan and I wish every tender mercy to abide with your entire family, and pray that the Lord visit you with consolation. Rebecca is that wonderful child whose impact on me and even my mother during her difficult gives priceless memories.

    Bless you all.

    Mike (and Susan) Root

    — Mike Root
  • We all love Becky. She was a wonderful teacher and kind soul. She was always calm and positive with those around her. She had a peaceful and content heart. I will miss Becky.

    — Kate Shumway
  • Becky was my daughters teacher last year and was an angel. It was her first year back to public school after homeschooling. My daughter was excited to go to school each day and Becky made her feel loved, important and successful. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God bless her family with peace and strength.

    — Charisse Moore
  • Becky was one of those teachers who makes a Principal’s job really easy. She loved her students and cheered for them to succeed. She has left a lasting legacy at J A Taylor and in the lives of so many students. She will be missed here tremendously. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. Thanks for sharing her with us.

    — Chris Laypath
  • Becky was one of the most gentle people I ever met. She loved the Savior and was a pure example of righteousness to me and many others. She will be greatly missed.

    — Tracy Carr
  • My dear friend Becky. I was honored to work with you and to have you be my son’s teacher, twice. I am saddened to know the loss you leave behind for the many children who will not know a better teacher. Yet, I am comforted to know that you will be met someday by those whom you have loved the most here on this Earth. You will be missed. Thank you for the wonderful life you lived.

    — Jason Finch
  • Mrs. Wykstra will forever be my favorite teacher. She was almost like a second mother. This is one of the saddest things that have happened this year. She will be missed by everyone. She was so loveable and she made everyday a good one no matter what. I send my condolences and comfort to the family.

    — Sapphira Smith
  • Laura and family, what a wonderful daughter you were blessed with. My heart is heavy and grieving for you. Please know you are all in my heartfelt prayers.
    Love you always and forever, cousin Mert.

    — Meet Gertino
  • David I am so very sorry to hear about your wife. You, your kids and the whole family are in our prayers.

    — Margaret Wykstra Adamson
  • My thoughts and prayers go out to her family!! Becky was a very beautiful person inside and out. She always had such a beautiful smile!! The children were always excited to see her. She was such a fantastic example to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed!!

    — Tammy Kidner
  • We wish we could be present to help celebrate Becky‚Äôs life with you tomorrow but Steve is still suffering effects of chemotherapy and Wally is still recovering from injuries sustained during a recent trip to Samoa. We do send our love and heartfelt condolences for your beloved wife and mother. She will certainly be missed by many; however, she had a more important assignment in the spirit world that could not be postponed longer. She will linger in your hearts and minds, as she sacrificed for you, provided her best example to you and nurtured you; these and her other qualities will enable you to grow, develop, survive and succeed in your futures. Your Father in Heaven has blessed you with her and will continue to bless each of you in ways that will amaze you.
    Steve Hauck Family
    Wally Hauck Family

    — Wykstra Family
  • To David, Ric, Laura and all of Becky’s brothers. . .
    I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful mother, daughter wife and sister. Becky accomplished much in her life and was always on top of things. She died the same way my husband, Gordon, died, and it’s so very difficult to understand how life can be snuffed out so quickly. I’m sure your understanding of our life after this is a great consolation, and it will help you through all of the days ahead. May you find the peace you will seek, with love, Linda Liddle

    — Linda K Liddle
  • To Dave and his family: we are so sorry to hear of the lose of you wife/ mother. May God be with you as you endure this trial and may you find comfort in your faith. Stay strong Dave for your family and if there is anything we can do to help out, Pat & I are here for you. Take Care, G

    — Scott & Pat Gianchetta
  • My thoughts & prayers go out to her family in this time of loss.
    What a great teacher she was my daughter was in her 6th grade class last year @ Taylor & we enjoyed her a great deal, lots of school memories to cherish. Her wonderful happy calm yet energetic spirit will be very much missed.

    — Jenny Sanders
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    — Dave & Cheryl Gillies
  • Mrs. Wykstra, I will never forget the impact you had on my life. You were not only a teacher but a mother figure, a person I was able to turn to for education questions, as well a personal questions, and for that I thank you and I will never forget you. I will keep your family in prayers, you had a great legacy, fly high with the birds, R.I.P. From you student, Jeremiah Tavita!

    — Jeremiah Tavita
  • It is times like this that we look back and are grateful for the eternal friendships you have made. Becky was always a great friend, so kind, so tender, and so happy. I remember spending many hours at her home as we played together as young children. I remember one time being at her house and she cut my hair so that I could have bangs :). Becky always had cute hair and I wanted bangs just like she did. She was a joy to walk to the bus stop with and to talk with on the phone. I saw her as she finished up her Elementary Ed. degree and we were able to catch up on life and family. She loved her children and was dedicated to the gospel. I feel extremely blessed to have known Becky and to have felt her influence in my life. She has wonderful parents, husband, and brothers who will do everything they can to wrap their arms around Her children and comfort them during this difficult time. I love you Laura I am so sorry you lost one of your very best friends for a while. One thing I know is that you will be together again as an eternal family. What a sweet friend Becky was to me. I will miss her. Nannette Barton Simmons

    — Nannette Barton Simmons
  • Laura, I was so sad today to learn about your beautiful daughter’s death from my son Brad. (He works with your son Steve.) I read her obituary online. She was certainly a lovely girl and obviously a good mother! My heart goes out to you, your family, and her own family. Love, Karen (11-9-17)

    — Karen Belliston
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