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Becky Ann Box, 61, beloved mother, sister and friend, and an awesome grandmother, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to MADD or Battered Women's Shelters of America.
Ms. Box was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Stamford to Herschel "Bud" and Edna Merlene Couch Box. She was a graduate of San Angelo State University. She taught school for a short time, later becoming an editor for TV Listing Inc. But mostly Becky was a teacher of life. She embraced her Indian heritage, was brave, loyal and humble. Becky was selfless, accepting and always a calm in any storm. She was a fun-maker, risk-taker and a do-what-it-takes mom. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer Sparkman; brother, Buddy Box; sister, Bette Lang; and aunt, Zelma Faye Allen.
Survivors include her children, David Lee Sparkman Jr., Rebecca LeAnn Sparkman, Joseph Wesley Sparkman, Sandra Elizabeth Jackson; 10 grandchildren; brother, Bill Box; sister and best friend, Chris Dawson; very good friend, Charlene Sheasley Tyler; one niece; two nephews; and many friends.