OBITUARY

Rebecca "Becky" J. Diederich

May 31, 1967October 2, 2021

Rebecca "Becky" Jean (Bentley) Diederich, the light of so many lives, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2021 surrounded by her beloved "peeps".

Becky was born on May 31, 1967 in Lansing to Dennis and Roxanna (Wright) Bentley. She always knew that her calling was to be an amazing mom; first to her two children and then as a caregiver for many children in the neighborhood through her home daycare. Later, Becky, her husband Darrin, and Darrin's family founded Diederich's Produce Market north of Webberville.

Becky lived each day as a blessing. She loved meeting people and helping them, and she had a gift for seeking out, befriending, and lifting up others. She created special bonds with so many, and built close, unique relationships with everyone she met. Becky was an amazing youthful spark that could light up anyone's day. She never let anyone forget about how special they were or how beautiful. She lived to love those around her.

If you had visited her at her old farmhouse, you would have been met at the door with the smell of home cooking, a hug, and a smile that made you feel like you were the most important person on earth. You most likely would have received a comment on how beautiful you were or how happy she was to see you. And when it came time for you to leave, she made sure you left with a tight hug, tears of laughter on your cheeks, bellies full of home cooked food and even a little to take home.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents Dennis and Roxanna, her mother-in-law, Sharon Diederich; and her brother-in-law, Rodney Diederich.

Her brilliant and vibrant memory lives on in the hearts of her husband of 34 years, Darrin Diederich; her children, Jaymie (Alexander) and Dylan (fiancée Mary); her grandchildren, Oliver, Braxton, and Rowena; her father-in-law, Raymond (Denise) Diederich; her brothers, Dennis (Laurie) Bentley Jr. and Donald (Diana) Bentley; her siblings-in-law, R. Scott (Shelley) Diederich, Julie (Bob Ratliff) Hartwell, Matthew (Emily) Diederich; and her nieces and nephews, Jaycie, Sabrina, Zachary, Jina, Jorja, Shay, William, Caroline, and Danielle. She was also a two-time Godmother.

She held all her children, nieces and nephews, and grandbabies so close to her heart, she herself was an energetic child so full of life despite how much life her body had fought to hold onto over her lifetime.

Becky was a two-time kidney transplant recipient, and she used her experiences with transplants to encourage others facing similar obstacles in their lives. She had her first kidney transplant successfully at the age of 20 as a newlywed. For the next 19 years, she was blessed with two healthy children; children she had been told she could never have. They were her world and she made sure that in this second chance at life, she would cherish every moment she had with her babies.

Her body went into renal failure for the second time and this time, God had brought a generous soul into her life to be a kidney donor, giving her a third chance at life and the ability to one day see both her children graduate. Not only did she accomplish that, but she was able to be alive during the birth of her grandchildren; grandchildren she only hoped and prayed she would live long enough to meet.

Becky could not have been more grateful for her time on earth and she never failed in telling her story and the lesson behind it - to not take those you love for granted to those who would listen. She was an amazing human being and a beacon of pure love, joy, and comfort. If you had ever once been in her presence, you knew you had been in the presence of an angel on earth.

A Celebration of Becky's Life will be held on October 23rd from 2pm to 6pm at the place she loved the most - her faded farmhouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

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Polly Schmitz

October 14, 2021

I just Learned of Beckey‘s passing I am so sorry for the families loss she was one of the best I know Beckey loved her family so much! I haven’t seen Beckey in years but I felt so close to her through Facebook she was always posting such beautiful pictures of her family and her home she was an amazing decorator every holiday I look forward to seeing her pictures and what she’s done to her house it was always gorgeous! When I think of Beckey I think of when we were kids and we used to call her” Bean”she was such a petite little girl, I have such great memories for her during the motocross years, I have one regret and that was it I didn’t go see her over the years you always think you have so much time! She will forever be in my memory. My condolences to the family❤️🙏🏻

Debra Kalis

October 10, 2021

I was one of Becky's nurses from so many years ago at the dialysis unit before her first transplant. There are a few patients that leave lasting impressions on us and she was definitely one. I remember a young woman full of spirit, a love for life and a can do attitude. She certainly did not want to hear she could not do something. I admired her strength and often wondered where/how she was when my travels would take me through Webberville. It is heartwarming to hear she had such a wonderful life filled with so many family and friends as family and friends were everything to her. I know she loved unconditionally and with every fiber of her being because that was just the way Becky was, always putting others first. May you find peace and understanding in her passing and remember she is always watching over you in spirit.

Rebekah Schmitz

October 8, 2021

Every memory I have of Becky is a great one. She was so sweet, funny, sassy, and most importantly—an amazing mom. She will be deeply and sorely missed by everyone whose life she touched. I will think of her fondly, always.

Liz Davis

October 7, 2021

Becky was truly a special lady. She was a bright light to many, and will remain so in many hearts! Sending caring thoughts and deepest sympathy to the entire family... God Bless You! ~ Liz Davis, Williamston MI

Deb Schultz

October 6, 2021

Becky was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, aunt, sister-in-law, friend who was full of life, love and laughter. I always enjoyed going into Diederich’ s Market after working at the Brighton Market on Saturday’s Becky always greeted me with a big smile and friendly hello...she would say, “ Look at you making memories with your niece, Sabrina” Becky always made me feel special and a part of the family! She will be greatly missed by so many❤️🙏🏻

Hank and Liz Wojciechowski

October 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

Rosaria Varesi

October 6, 2021

Becky was a ray of sunshine at the farm market, what a wonderful person she was with a genuine loving and caring personality. So so sorry to hear of her passing, I feel blessed to have known her.

Tom and Jean Coe

October 6, 2021

Becky was such a nice neighbor, always with a smile and a kind word. She will be missed in our neighborhood. Tom and Jean Coe

Mary Lott

October 5, 2021

Becky touched so many hearts with her sweet spirit..always welcoming and always with a smile..She will be missed by many and heaven certainly gained an angel !!! Mark and Mary Lott

ashley schullar

October 5, 2021

Becky was such a ray of sunshine! Always loving everyone and making everyone laugh! I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing her and being able to call her a friend! My heart breaks for the family. Love you all xoxo.

FROM THE FAMILY