Mildred Rebecca "Becky" Dill

May 17, 1916March 14, 2014

Mildred Rebecca “Becky” Dill, passed away Friday, the 14th of March, 2014, at the age of 97, in Houston. She was born on the 17th of May, 1916, at the family home in Monroe City, Missouri. She attended Stephens College, then studied violin and graduated with a music degree from Northwestern University. In the fall of 1938, she began teaching music and directing the band and orchestra at Houston’s Lanier Junior High School. While teaching, she met Frank Dill, who had graduated from Rice Institute and was beginning a career in architecture. They married on the 26th of June, 1941. They spent their early years, like so many of the Greatest Generation, traveling from one naval station to another. After World War II, they returned to Houston, where they resided and raised their family.

Mildred was an active member of South Main Baptist Church for 66 years, where she taught the 2-year-old class for about 30 years. She was also a 79 year member of the PEO Sisterhood, as well as a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Additionally, she loved the Tuesday Musical Club, and was a member of their sextet in the 60’s and 70’s.

Mildred is preceded in death by her husband Frank Dill, her parents Thomas and Eleanor Scott Dawson, and her brother Wilfred Scott Dawson. She is survived by two children: her son Thomas Scott Dill and wife Kris, and her daughter Eleanor Dill Harper and husband Steve; four grandchildren: Jennifer and Corbin Dill, Scott Harper, and Rebecca Harper Reneau and her husband David; and great-granddaughter, Arden.

The family would also like to thank Clora Ann Butler and Vera Scott for their many years of faithful service and assistance to the family.

A memorial service is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 20th of March, in the Westmoreland Chapel of South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main Street, in Houston, where Dr. Steve Wells, Pastor, is to officiate.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception.

At a later date, the family will gather for a private interment in St. Jude’s Cemetery in Monroe City, MO.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Becky’s memory may be directed to the Westmoreland Chapel Renovation Fund, South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main, Houston, TX, 77002.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mildred Rebecca "Becky" Dill

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April 7, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. During this trying time please draw close to the God of comfort and he will draw close to you. James 4:8

March 25, 2014

I would like to give my condolences to the family. May God help your family in times of distress . -Ecclesiates 5:8, 9

m w

March 22, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolences and find comfort in God's word. Psalms 90:10

K.Malpass, NC

March 19, 2014

May you find comfort from in our Heavenly Father as in Isaiah 55:11 he tells us to throw our burden upon him and he will sustain us.

March 18, 2014

My deepest condolences to the DIll family. May the family find strength in the words of Isaiah 51:12, " I myself am the One that is comforting you people."

March 17, 2014

May the GOD of all comfort provide the bereaved family of Ms. Dill, with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Also you can look forward to God's promise to completely remove all the stressful effects of death and the heartaches it brings.

March 17, 2014

My condolences to the Dill family. May you find comfort in God's Word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 regarding the loss of your loved one.

March 17, 2014

"I pray the 'God of all comfort' will help you cope with your loss and give you a heart full of peace."

Steve & Janie Hofer

March 16, 2014

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always.