Mrs. Becker was married to Dr. Ernest Becker, a founding Dean of Students at Cal State Fullerton, a professor of philosophy, former newspaper reporter, ordained United Church of Christ minister and former counselor at Pasadena City College.
For a while the couple lived in India. In 1959 they came to Fullerton and Dr. Becker helped found the university. He died in February 1983.
Mrs. Becker was the secretary to American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) at Amherst College (Amherst, Massachusetts) when her husband interned there. Later when Dr. Becker worked at Cal State Fullerton, he and Mrs. Becker often took their lunches at home near the college campus.
In July 1976, their oldest son Stephen died in a shooting at Cal State Fullerton. They have one other son.
Mrs. Becker was an elegant lady and played an important role in the founding and early years of Sunny Hills High School. She died in 1990.