Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park
601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA
September 2, 1932 – August 7, 2019
Becky was born on September 2nd, 1932 in Washington D.C. She was the eighth child of eleven born to immigrant parents from Greece, John and Daphne Anameteros. Predeceased by parents and eight siblings, Anna, Michael, Nickolas, Catherine, Harry, Teresa, George and Koola, two sisters remain, Mary and Sophie.
Becky met her future husband on a blind date in January 1953. Lee Baronet was a sergeant in the Marine Corps stationed at a base in Arlington, VA where she worked for the Navy Department Lee remembers that first date as he kissed her goodnight and knew that she was the one he wanted to marry. Now 65 years later, he was correct that Becky was the very best wife any man would want to spend his lifetime with.
During the next 20 years they lived in Louisiana, Hawaii, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Becky took care of the family while Lee was overseas with Marine duties. They had two children, Daphne Akers and Anna Kennon, who became known as military brats. She was a wonderful mother of two, grandmother of four and great grandmother of five with one more on the way.
In addition to holding jobs in military bases, she helped other wives in any manner she could. She worked in military sales, bookkeeping and real estate.
She raised her own family as well as taking in her widowed mother with Alzheimer’s disease for two years and then visited her daily as she needed special care in a nursing home. She was a super efficient wife and mother to everyone who needed it.
Lee got his banking associates degree and after 21 years in the same job he retired in 1994 as an assistant vice president. Next in Becky’s life came much more traveling. In the USA they visited all 50 states and most every province in Canada, included a 12 day rail cruise from Montreal on east coast to Victoria on west coast. Then more sea cruises included the last one of five on the Mississippi River on a river boat from New Orleans to Ohio and back again. They also traveled for two weeks to Australia and New Zealand and then one last trip overseas in Europe, driving through 12 countries plus Monaco and the Vatican – very tiring but beautiful in every respect.
Addicted to being on the road led them to attend many military reunions and conventions throughout the US. Lee was fond of being near other Marines and old friends. He believed in the saying “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” Becky also enjoyed these occasions.
Lee and Becky were very thankful to God for such a great entertaining and enjoyment of their life together.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11am, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home with a visitation starting an hour prior at 10am. After the services there will be a reception on premises to fellowship with the family. Interment will begin at 2pm at AG Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gentle Expert Memorycare (GEM) Day Services Inc., P.O. Box 3601, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
- Lee Baronet, Loving Husband of 65 years
- Daphne Akers, Daughter
- Anna Kennon, Daughter
- Mary and Sophie, Sisters
- John and Daphne Anameteros, Parents (deceased)
- Becky also leaves four grandchildren and five, soon to be six, great grandchildren.
- Ron Akers, Active Pallbearer
- Dane Akers, Active Pallbearer
- Henry Skoczalek, Active Pallbearer
- Chris Louis, Active Pallbearer
Gentle Expert Memorycare (GEM) Day Services Inc.
P.O. Box 3601, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948
- Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
- A Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019
August 16, 2019
Lee and Family:
The Marines of the Outer Banks Detachment of the Marine Corps League wish to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss of this beautiful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Debbie, Danny , and Abby Rachid
August 13, 2019
There are many happy memories that we have had over the years. She will be missed and loved. Debbie will never forget the banter and fun everyone had with Arne and Lee while Donna and Becky ignored them both with their eyes rolling. But when Abby was born we entered a new era of sneaking to Becky sbd Lee's beach house to play on the big sandbox as it was called by Abby. Many a time we stole a parking place and shower downstairs!
August 12, 2019
Becky was a person who exuded joy, even when she was facing the challenges of memory loss. When we lost our daughter, Becky and Lee showed up at our door with the biggest pan of spanakopita I've ever seen. It was her specialty, and she often brought it to the potluck brunches we had after our wonderful home masses in Corolla. Becky and Lee exemplified the ideal of married love. It has been a blessing to have known them both.
Rest in peace, dear Friend.
Bob and Jane Soluri
Tom & Bonnie Horwath
August 12, 2019
We were fortunate to have Lee and Becky as friends and neighbors in Sea Oats Court. Becky was a wonderful cook and an invitation to dinner was always something to look forward to. Cherish the recipes she was willing to share especially Spaghetti Sauce with "everything but the kitchen sink". She was so kind and willing to help you in any way she could. Will miss her frequent smile and little chuckle..She always put family first and quick to say how proud she was of them. Very fond memories remain in our hearts for dear Becky...….
August 12, 2019
Lee an an family i am sorry for you lose .. I have many great memories of Becky from me as kid To an adult. She will Truly be missed .
Love to all .
Patti (Colby) Hess
August 11, 2019
Lee and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Becky was very special.
Patti & Tom Hess
August 11, 2019
Becky was a sweet and loving person. I always loved her smile. She had a kind heart and it was a pleasure to know her all these years.
August 10, 2019
Becky was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. Becky & Lee built their house in Ocean Sands one year before we built ours in 1983. It was always wonderful to see them, and Becky always had a smile and a hug for all of the folks in our cul-de-sac. She will be greatly missed.
August 9, 2019
I met Becky while she was staying at Peak Resources in Nags Head, NC. She was a member of our VFW Auxiliary but was never able to attend a meeting due to her advanced illness. We went to Peak Resources at Christmas time to sing to our Veterans and met Becky in one of the lounges. I will always remember her smiling face as we sang Christmas carols to her. May she Rest In Peace, surrounded by all the angels in heaven.