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Anna Julia Becker

SHARON — Anna Julia Becker, 84, of Dahlonega, Ga., died July 10, 2010, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   

Anna was the wife of Walter “Bud” Becker, and lived until 1999 on Route 7 in Sharon.

She was born in Blomskog, Sweden, daughter of the late Birgit and Nils Olson, who emigrated to the United States in 1929, settling in Attleboro, Mass.

After high school, she trained  and became a registered nurse. In 1948, she married Walter Becker and they moved to New York City. In 1956, she moved with her husband and two sons to Sharon.

After working as a private duty nurse for several years, she worked at the Walker Public Health Agency for 19 years as a visiting nurse. While there, she joined the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and was the first registered nurse in Connecticut to ride the volunteer fire department ambulances.

After her retirement in 1986, she and her husband visited her relatives in Sweden several times,  traveled, sailed in New England and the Caribbean and spent their winters in Destin, Fla. In 1999, they moved to Ellijay, Ga., and in 2007 they moved to Dahlonega.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Frank David of Calhoun, Ga., and Donald and his wife, Patricia, of Dahlonega; and her cousins, nieces and nephews in Georgia, Connecticut and Sweden.                              

Memorial  contributions may be sent to Cornwall VFD, PO 180, West Cornwall, CT 06796, or Memorial Marker Committee, PO 245 Dahlonega, GA 30533. 

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