Rebecca (Becky) Jean (Lewis) Kobos, 61 (or 19.5 as she liked to joke), of Missoula, passed away on Tuesday, June 27th at home of natural causes. Becky was surrounded by love and family at the time of her death.
Becky was born on March 20th, 1962 in Missoula to Leonard and Ila Jean Lewis. Becky spent most of her childhood in the rural and serene Target Range area which fostered a love for open spaces, quiet, and views of Lolo Peak. She attended elementary and middle school at Target Range. Following a brief attendance at Hellgate High School, Becky attended Stevensville High School where she graduated in 1980. Following high school graduation Becky started her lifelong journey of figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up.
On April 26th, 1986 Becky married Mark John Kobos at the Missoula Church of Christ. Becky worked for several years for a title company before landing her dream job as a mom.
She was an involved and dedicated member of the Church of Christ. She was member of both the Stevensville and Missoula Church of Christ congregations throughout her life. In that time, she taught Sunday school and was involved with many community service activities. Even after her kids were grown, she continued to be involved with children at the church by sewing and filling activity bags for the kids in her congregation. Once a mom, always a mom.
Becky enjoyed and excelled at gardening, landscaping, sewing, crafting, hiking, cooking, baking, photography, working out, and walking her dog, Lincoln. She had an unparalleled attention to detail and work ethic that ensured her landscaping beds were immaculate, her garden was without weeds, her house was spotless, her cooking/baking was on point, her crafts were perfect, and her photography was flawless. While hiking and spending time outdoors, her attention to detail allowed her to find heart shapes everywhere in nature. She found joy in every heart shaped rock, cloud, and drop of water that she found in life.
Becky dedicated her life to being a Mom, Oma, and bringing joy and God’s love to the world. She spent her days thinking about and serving others. She focused on how to make others’ lives easier, and how to make them feel loved and special. There are few, if any, who possess her thoughtfulness, considerateness, kindness, and unwavering faith. Above all, Becky valued family. She was the center, and coordinator of family events. Her family does not know what they will do without her.
Becky was preceded in death by her grandparents, her sisters Deborah Eileen Lewis and Janet Kathleen Duffner, and her dog Reco.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Kobos (Missoula), her daughters Hannah Breeden (Missoula) and Emily Alsbury (Spokane), her parents Leonard and Jean Lewis (Missoula), her two brothers Larry Lewis (Huson) and Tim Lewis (Coeur d’Alene), many nieces and nephews (Sarah, Jake, Crystal, Amber, and Austin), great nieces and nephews (notably Caleb and Quinn), and her three grandchildren William Breeden, Roslyn Breeden, and Carter Alsbury.
To ensure that services are of the high quality that Becky deserves, they will be delayed until the fall. Services will be held on September 16th, at 2 pm, at the Missoula Church of Christ.