It is with great sadness that the family of Rebecca Greenmyer, 61, of Evanston, announces her passing on Jan. 6, in Durango, Colorado.
Rebecca was born to Ronald and DeeAnn Nott (both now deceased) on Jan. 30,1956, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She married Karry Greenmyer, her husband of nearly 40 years, on Oct. 3, 1975. He preceded her in death.
Rebecca was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Feb. 22, 1982. Learning about Jehovah’s plans for mankind and the quality of life that he promises his people was exactly what she had been looking for, both for herself and her family.
She spent her time as a full-time volunteer, teaching people about the Bible and helping in the construction of new Kingdom Halls. Her dedication was greatly respected by all, even counted on by those who served alongside her.
Rebecca loved animals, welcoming many who were in need of a loving home. She also loved children, and she was a wonderful grandmother figure to many. She loved to laugh, play and be silly with them.
For all of her virtues and accomplishments, she was most proud of her own two children, Jeremy and Calista. If her faith gave her hope, her children gave her a reason to believe. Rebecca was intelligent, funny, quick to laugh, kind, protective, strong willed and had no tolerance for bullies. She was an incredibly caring person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Jeremy (Misha) Greenmyer of Ogden, Utah, and her daughter, Calista Greenmyer of Evanston.
A memorial in her honor will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 3, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 30 Straight and Narrow Dr., in Evanston.