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Becky Joan Brouse

September 1, 1960 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Becky Brouse Obituary

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Becky Joan Brouse passed away peacefully at the age of 63. Becky was such a light in this world and she will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji with a time of sharing at 4:00 p.m.

Becky was born on September 1, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN to John Robert “Bob” and Patricia (Greenwood) Brouse. Becky grew up in Rockville, MD and spent summers in Bemidji, MN.

She eventually married her high school sweetheart and had four beautiful children: Jefferson, Jacqueleen, Bobby and Samuel. When the marriage ended, she was determined to provide a full and colorful life for her children. She dedicated her time to creating magical and memorable experiences through storytelling, creatively themed birthday parties, and spending summers at Grace Lake in Bemidji.

Becky was a dedicated daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She generously spread joy and rays of sunshine in the lives of everyone who knew her. The endless stories of Becky’s support prove the abundance of love she offered.

Becky was always learning by constantly consuming information through books, podcasts, and shows. She would welcome any conversation or point of view, and gracefully and delicately discussed different perspectives.

She moved to Bemidji, MN in 2012 to care for her parents. She quickly made a mark on the town by having “a Becky special” at every restaurant, carrying on her Aunt Marion Dessert’s Lake Boulevard traditions, and always opening her home and arms to guests.

Becky Joan Brouse is preceded in death by her father John Robert “Bob” Brouse. She is survived by her mother, Patricia (Greenwood) Brouse, her four siblings, Deborah Brouse Brown of Ashburn, VA, Jon Brouse (wife Stephanie) of Studio City, CA, W. Jefferson Brouse (wife Kathleen) of Marshall, VA, Nancy Yahner (husband Jerry) of Purcelville, VA, her four children, Jefferson Graves of Frostburg, MD, Jacqueleen Graves (SO Ivan Smith) of Bemidji, MN, Bobby Graves (wife Lauren) of Raleigh, NC, Samuel Graves of Bemidji, MN, her 5 grandchildren, Willow, Melody, Benjamin, Liam, Josephine Lisa Jean, her dog Shugo, many extended family members and friends.

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Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Time of Sharing
Friday
December 1, 2023

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

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