Andrew Thatcher Becker, longtime resident of Moscow, Idaho, died Thursday August 6, 2020 at the age of 53.
Andrew was born on December 27, 1966 in Moscow, Idaho. His childhood was spent on the family farm in Genesee, Idaho, where he created as much mischief as he could with all of his siblings. He attended the Child Development Center in Lewiston, Idaho for grades K-2. In 1977, he transferred to Genesee Schools, attending through the completion of Jr. High. A Moscow High School graduate (1988), he went on to advance his education at the University of Idaho.
Andrew was a well-known member of the Moscow community. His advocacy work included addressing local accessibility issues and other rights for persons with disabilities. He loved to travel whenever he could and spent many memorable days at Sun Up Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene. A true political scientist, he followed national politics and was never afraid to share his viewpoint. He was famous for his million-dollar smile, (the title of a book he authored) which he shared with anyone he met.
Andrew is survived by his siblings Michael (Becky Palmer) Becker of Clarkston, WA, Melissa (Richard) Honsinger, of Boise, ID, Peter (Ruby) Becker, of Hailey, ID, and Steven (Nancy) Becker of Genesee, ID, as well as 9 nieces and nephews. In addition, he leaves behind his Milestones family, where he resided for over 35 years and his special Moscow family Dave, Crystal and Zoey. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Dale and Glenda Becker of Genesee, Idaho
Memorial donations may be made in Andrew’s name to Genesee Education Foundation, PO Box 98, Genesee, ID 83832
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