Becky Field

Dec. 19, 1952-Feb. 27, 2018

Becky Dee (Best) Field,

the daughter of William

“Roy” and Miva (Cargo)

Best was born on De-

cember 19, 1952 in Minot,

North Dakota. She died

suddenly at the age of 65

years on Tuesday, Febru-

ary 27, 2018 at the Trinity

Medical Center in Minot.

Becky was raised on her

family’s ranch in Towner,

North Dakota along with

her sisters, Renee and

Charleen. The love of

ranch life began on the

W-Diamond ranch and

lasted throughout her life.

Along with her husband

of 21 years, Gary, Becky

raised Black and Red

Angus cattle and helped

with fencing, haying,

branding and the cattle

round up. She prized rid-

ing horses, and as a young

girl enjoyed participating

in rodeos and hor-

seshows. Her other pas-

times included writing

cowboy poetry, reading

Louis L’ Amour novels,

singing and listening to

old country music, espe-

cially George Strait.

Becky’s other career

was that of an educator.

She graduated from Minot

State University with a BS

degree in education and

would eventually earn her

MS degree in counseling

from the University of

North Dakota. Her teach-

ing career began in Plen-

tywood and continued in

New Town, North Dakota.

She taught English and

physical education, as

well as coached girls

basketball and track. Her

counseling career began

in Stanton and continued

to DesLacs-Burlington.

Later, Becky took a coun-

seling position with the

Minot Public Schools,

serving as counselor to

several of the elementary

schools with her most

current assignment at

Longfellow and Roosevelt.

Becky was once married

to Clyde Bennett and they

were blessed with one

daughter, Shanna. Gary

added a son Eric, to her

family. She enjoyed the

time she spent with her

family and cherished be-

ing able to follow the edu-

cational and

extra-curricular events in

which her grandchildren

participated. Becky was a

member of First Pres-

byterian Church, where

she had served on the

Church council and sang

in the choir along with

her sister, Renee. She was

well known for her

hard-work ethic and com-

mon sense. In work and

in life, she demonstrated

compassion for children

and loyalty to her family

and friends.

Survivors are: her hus-

band, Gary, Minot;

daughter, Shanna; son,

Eric; grandchildren, Jaryn,

Teylor, Kayden, Gabriel

and Gavin, all of Minot; a

sister, Renee Best-Officer

of Minot; brothers-in-law,

Gayle (Pat) Field and

Bruce (Cindy) Field;

sister-in-law, Barb

Kenner; nieces, nephews,

other relatives and


She was preceded in

death by: her sister, Char-

leen Lester;

brother-in-law, Peter

Kenner; and her parents.

Funeral services will be

held at 11 a.m. Saturday,

March 3rd (TODAY) at

the Zion Lutheran

Church, Towner with

spring burial near her

parents in the Union

Cemetery, Towner. Rev.

Don Andrews, Pastor of

Towner Presbyterian

Church, Presider.

Visitation: (TODAY) for

one hour prior to the time

of service at the Zion

Lutheran Church, Town-


Organist: Elaine Hen-


Casket Bearers: Shane

Lester, Chad Stark, Galen

Best, Warnie Cargo, Neil

Schell & John Maynor.

Congregational Hymns:

Green Hymnal # 104 “In

the Cross of Christ I

Glory” #532 “How Great

Thou Art”

Recorded Hymns:

“Family Bible” – “I Want

to Stroll Over Heaven

with You’ – “Life’s Rail-

way to Heaven”

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner. Online regis-