Los Banos Enterprise, Los Banos, CA. Friday, November 17, 1939

Services Held For Former Resident

Funeral services were conducted at the Whitehurst Funeral Chapel yesterday, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mathias Becker, of Oakland, a former Los Banos resident. Rev. H. F. Beaver officiated. Interment was made in Los Banos cemetery.

Mr. Becker died Tuesday a.m. at the Oakland home of his daughter, Dorothy, wife of Julian Smith Jr. He had been ill about three weeks. He was the fourth child in the family of six, of which only one now survives, Bernard Becker, of Norwalk, Calif.

Mr. Becker came to this country at an early age and after a short time in Pennsylvania moved to Colorado and then to California, where he located in the Santa Clara valley. He came to the Los Banos area in 1886 and operated a large farm here until 1915, when he moved to Oakland to work in the ship yards during the time of the World war.
Shortly after he came to Los Banos he became married to Miss Augusta Salu, who passed away twelve years ago.

He is survived by eight children, Mrs. Eunice Burnette of Folsom City; Adolph Becker of Willowbrook; Mathias Jr., Folsom City; Mrs. Eugenie Woodman of Los Banos; Harold Becker of Mariposa; Mrs. Muriel Deane of Midpines, Mariposa county; Howard Becker of Berkeley; and Mrs. Dorothy Smith, also of Berkeley.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone