In memory of

Dale Becker

Feb 3, 1939
Aug 31, 2023


Dale Becker was a kind soul who had a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. He was born on February 3, 1939, in Los Angeles, California to Wiebke Torjusen and Alfred Becker, and he spent most of his adult life in Ventura, California. Dale's journey of service began when he joined the Marines as a young man, dedicating four years of his life to defending his country. After his four years, he added two more years in the reserve program. It was during these years that he developed the values of discipline, commitment, and honor that would shape the rest of his life. Dale was a devoted firefighter who dedicated his life to keeping his community safe.

With great sadness, we announce Dale's passing on August 31, 2023, at the age of 84. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Dale was a wonderful stepfather who always put the needs of others first. He was a great listener and always there to support and guide his loved ones. Dale was passionate about debate and used it to unite people and foster understanding. He had a quick wit and a sense of humor that brightened the lives of those around him.

In his free time, Dale was an avid coin collector and enjoyed the history and beauty of coins. He was also known for his delicious homemade clam chowder, which he generously shared with family and friends. Dale, took great joy in observing and caring for hummingbirds, providing them with food and a haven in his garden. His love for hummingbirds reflected his appreciation for the natural world.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Barbra Becker, stepchildren Kirk, Kamela, Kim, and Kathy Hodgson, and grandchildren. He also leaves behind his daughter Michelle, grandchildren Stephanie and Emily Sust, sister Beverly Dobbs, and brother Danny Torjusen.

Services to celebrate Dale's life will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on Thursday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Dale will always be remembered for his compassion and dedication to serving others. Rest in peace, dear Dale. You will continue to shine as a beacon of goodness in our lives.

Service Information

Interment Services/Military Honors
Thursday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Portland, OR

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Homer says:

    Dale was great co worker at Ventura City Fire department. Always looking to help others.
    Thank you for serving our country and the citizens of Ventura.

  2. Paul Fielding, Retired Fire Captain says:

    I had the honor to work with Dale for over 20 years on the Ventura City Fire Department. He was even tempered, never said a bad word about anyone, and could always be depended upon to perform his duties in an exemplary manner.
    He lived the Marine Corps motto - "Semper Fidelis," Always Faithful.
    Rest in peace my friend. I'll see you on the other side.

  3. Rudy Contreras, Retired Ventura City Fire says:

    Becker Family, my name is Rudy Contreras. I want to thank you all for sharing Dale with me. Dale was one of quiet leader with Ventura City Fire Department. It was an Honor to have worked along side of him. He will always remain part of the Ventura City Fire Department Family History. Those of us who worked with Dale at Fire House 5, we always remember B-E-R-R-R Becker. I still to this day still have Dales extra doubles from his Baseball Card Collection.. And all those Mothers Cookies we would eat... While Dale would searched for that One Gem of a Nolan Ryan Baseball Card that would be in one of the bags of cookies.I don't recall if he found that card,,But we ate a lot of Mother's Cookies...And thanks to his Step Son Kirk,,,, we'll always be grateful for the Pizza Bargains you delivered to us at Station 5...

  4. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with Dale's arrangements.

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