Miriam G. Becker, volunteer

September 15, 2013

Miriam G. Becker, a local volunteer who was active in many organizations, died Sept. 5 at her home in Bethesda. She was 89.

She had Alzheimer’s disease, her son Richard Becker said.

Mrs. Becker settled in the Washington area in 1946 and briefly worked at the State Department as a secretary. She later assisted with her husband’s real estate development business.

She volunteered for Planned Parenthood, the Red Cross, Hadassah of Greater Washington and the Washington Hebrew Congregation, among other organizations. She also delivered Meals on Wheels for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Miriam Frances Goldspinner was born in Portsmouth, Va. She was a member of Woodmont Country Club. She and her husband established the Arthur P. and Miriam G. Becker Scholarship Fund of Montgomery College.

Her husband of 60 years, Arthur P. Becker, died in 2004. Survivors include five children, Phyllis Zimmerman of Baltimore, Kenneth Becker of Potomac, Marjory Becker-Lewin of New York, Richard Becker of Highland Park, Ill., and William Becker of Washington; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

— Casey Capachi