Our adored, beautiful, and courageous Becky (Joan Joan) Sprunger gained her angel wings on October 12, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. Becky was greeted with open arms by her brother Marty (Dailes) in heaven. Becky’s life would seem too short to many, but for those of us who were blessed by her presence understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts will be remembered forever. Becky’s motos “Never, Never, Never Give Up” and “Always in Our Heart” are lessons we will always continue to live by.
Becky was born May 16, 1967, and was the fifth of six Daily kids. She was bright-eyed, full of spunk, and ready to face the world. Becky was always a happy heart with an infectious smile. She never made a fuss, even when served mashed potatoes (white things); instead, she just quietly stuffed them in the furnace. As a little girl, she loved her sisters fiercely and idolized her older brothers. Growing up in the Daily house on Emma Street was an adventure, and the back door was always open if you needed a plate of food or a bed. Becky was instilled with wisdom, kindness, and generosity that she learned from her mom, “Rose” at a young age. Becky’s thoughtful nature always put others first and had an unique ability to make everyone feel special. Her dad, Jim, demonstrated and ingrained in Becky her ambition, integrity, and strong work ethic, which carried throughout her life. Becky graduated from Butte High School and continued on to obtain her college degree from Montana State University – GO BOBCATS!! Becky was carefree, easy-going, and never had socks that matched. She was full of life and was the kind of person that could talk her way in or out of anything.
Becky fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Jim Sprunger, on the ski hill while he was fixing her bindings. Jim still attests that Becky was the prettiest girl that he had ever seen. Becky and Jim’s love story was undeniable, and they were married on August 11, 1990. In March of 1992, they welcomed their first sweet daughter, Sara Rose, and in January 1997, they completed their family with Molly, her Doodle. Becky’s husband Jim and her girls were the center of her world and the loves of her life. She was a constant presence in each of their lives, from doctor appointments to Irish dance, tennis, and just being wherever her girls and family were.
Jim and Becky fulfilled a lifelong dream when they purchased their land at Georgetown lake, and in true Joan Joan fashion, they celebrated by cooking a gourmet meal under a tree-held carport. They built their red barn, a special place where they spent countless hours making memories and enjoying family and friends. This was truly Becky’s happy place.
Becky was talented in every facet of her life. Her devotion and dedication to her work allowed her to reach many people and make an impact in the community that she served. Becky had close work families and was well respected and loved by all.
Becky will forever be known for her amazing baking, especially her wedding cakes that she made for every family member and close friends. Her extraordinary talent will always be a cherished memory for those that we’re blessed to have her masterpieces at their wedding or special occasion. Each one was unique and made with so much love.
Becky will be greatly missed by her loving husband Jim, daughters Sara (Allen and Malakhi Young), Molly (Dave and Ella Stahl). Her parents, Jim and Mitzi Daily. Jim’s parents, John and Helen Sprunger. Siblings, Terri Daily, Bill Daily (MaryEllen), Bob Daily (Leighanne), Bethe Shaw (Greg), Jamee Mazuryk (Matt). Inlaws, Tam Brunell (Chuck), Sherry Squires, Dan Sprunger (Cindy). Granddogs, Kia and Vinny. Along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends, too many to list.
She was preceded in death by her brother Marty Daily, brother-in-law Bill Squires, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles that she loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Becky are suggested to Action Incorporated, 25 West Silver Street, Butte, MT, 59701, or to the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance (check can be made out to ASAP) PO Box 1586, Longview, TX 75606-1586, or donor’s choice.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 329 W. Mercury. Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4700 Harrison Ave.
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