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Rebecca "Becky" (Bancoft) DeHart

December 30, 1951 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Rebecca DeHart Obituary

Rebecca “Becky” Bancroft DeHart

Rebecca “Becky” Bancroft DeHart passed away peacefully at her home on
Saturday, March 9. She was born December 30, 1951 in Lima, Peru and spent her
first 8 years there as the firstborn child of Wycliffe missionaries Lester and
Marjorie Bancroft. Becky briefly lived in Charlotte before moving to Wycliffe’s
JAARS Center near Waxhaw, NC where she grew up. In addition to being a loving
wife, mother and sister, Becky enjoyed a 36-year career as a passionate early
childhood educator, having taught in the Johnson County (TN) schools, ASU’s Lucy
Brock Child Development Program, and as the first Pre-K program teacher at
Hardin Park School. Decades of children, youth, and college students at First
Baptist Church were the beneficiaries of Becky’s welcoming disposition and
teaching skills. And for many years Becky served as a devoted coach for local
Special Olympics bowling and swimming teams. While a Parkinson’s diagnosis in
2010 presented Becky and her family with many challenges, she always faced
those challenges with exceptional fortitude and determination. She leaves behind
a wonderful legacy of Christian service and discipleship.
Becky is survived by her husband of 42 years David DeHart and their three
children, daughter Amy Brooks and husband Charles of Boone, daughter Karen of
the home, and son Thomas and fiancé Shawna of Johnson City, TN, and her two
precious grandchildren Lincoln and Opal. She is also survived by her brother and
sister-in-law Myles and Stephanie Bancroft of Camden, SC. In addition to her
parents, she was predeceased by a brother Bradford Bancroft. Becky’s family
wishes to recognize and express gratitude for the constant support and
encouragement Becky received from her extended family at First Baptist Church
for over 50 years.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rebecca “Becky” Bancroft DeHart will
be held in the chapel of First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13.

Friends are invited to visit with the family in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on
Tuesday evening, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Memorial gifts to the children’s ministry of First Baptist Church of Boone are

Online condolences may be shared at the website.

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March 12, 2024

5:30 AM to 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Boone

Graveside Service
March 13, 2024

7:00 PM
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home
194 Queen Street
Boone, NC


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