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Rebecca Lynn Movius

December 6, 1951 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 68)


Becky Movius, 68, beloved wife of Andy Movius (Jr), mother to three, grandmother to eleven, and great-grandmother to one and another on the way, passed away suddenly at home on June 18, 2020. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served energetically in numerous callings throughout her life.

Rebecca Lynn Smith Movius was born December 6, 1951 in Orange, California to George Willis Smith and Beth Durfey Smith. In her early years she was a quiet, happy girl who showed intelligence, insight and compassion. She excelled in her school studies, graduating from Rancho Alamitos High School in 1970 as Valedictorian. She entered UCLA and graduated from there in 1974 with a bachelor degree in Kinesiology. Deciding to follow her mother’s vocation in nursing, she graduated from the UCLA School of Nursing, with honors in 1976 and immediately started her career in Nursing.

Becky and Andy were married in the Los Angeles California Temple on June 22, 1976. She desired to be a mother and suffered medical problems that long prevented that reality. However, in 1980, she became an instant mother when Andy’s 13-year-old son, Andy III came to live with them. Undeterred, she was fully determined to make Andy III her own and she never looked back. Desiring to have additional children, over the next few years, and following numerous surgeries, she gave birth to her “miracle babies,” Kevin in 1982, and Corey in 1984.

Becky continued her career in nursing which spanned 32 years, including eight years at Santa Monica Hospital in California and 24 years at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. The last 15 years were spent working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she cared for and loved countless newborns.

Medical problems persisted in Becky’s life but regardless of her personal struggles, Becky’s strengths were her compassion and unconditional love for others. She often sought out people who needed comfort or support, and she was always ready to lend a listening ear to someone who was troubled. She frequently looked for opportunities to serve those in need through her time or other resources, despite facing her own day to day challenges.

Following retirement from nursing, Becky enjoyed serving more frequently as a patron in the Boise Idaho Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Additionally, she served weekly as a temple worker assisting patrons for the past five years. It devastated her when health issues prevented these opportunities to serve.

Becky’s joy was her family. She took a particular interest in the details of each family members life and always knew when someone needed a listening ear. She loved watching her family grow, in particular her grandkids. She spent hours playing with and spoiling them with countless treats and presents.

Becky is survived by her husband of almost 44 years, Andrew Murray Movius Jr. and their children Andrew III (Betty), Kevin (Ashley), and Corey Dean (Chris). She is survived by her siblings, Barrie (Jan), Oakley (Nancy), SueAnn Workman (Ken), and Rick (Sherry). She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter: Taylor Consoliver (Denton), Whitney, Hunter (Emma), Garren, Pierce, Tyson, Cade, Nixon, Ivy, Bronsen Dean, Halle Dean, and great-granddaughter, Oaklee Consoliver.

Becky is preceded in death by her parents, George and Beth, and her younger brother Lan and sister-in-law Pam.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Cloverdale Funeral Home
Boise, ID

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Cloverdale Funeral Home
Boise, ID

Monday, July 6, 2020
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
Boise, ID

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