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Sydna A. Becker, 80, Vero Beach, Fla., died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Indian River Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Cleveland.

She graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio, and later graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology.

She was a founding member of the McHenry County Defenders and served as president of the organization for more than seven years.

Prior to retirement, she worked for 15 years for Rex Clay Accounting in Honolulu.  

She moved to Vero Beach eight years ago from Honolulu.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Robert J. Becker; two sons, Richard Fredricksen and John Becker; two daughters, Jean Cassidy and Carolyn Gibeau; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Applebaum; a stepson, Robert Becker Jr.; two sisters; two brothers; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

No services have been scheduled.

Donations may be made to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County or the Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

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