Rebecca Charlene Fann
March 11, 1948 - January 7, 2020
ObituaryRetired Officer Rebecca Charlene Fann, 71, of Irving, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Avante Rehabilitation Center in Irving after a courageous battle with brain and lung cancer. “Becky” (as those who know her best called her), was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 11, 1948, and was one of seven children born to Roy Ray and Billy Jean (Eastis) Tear. She graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Texas.
Though she’d worked briefly at the Dallas Police Department, it wasn’t until she joined the Irving Police Department in 1976 that she found her forever family. While with IPD, she’d received numerous awards and accolades (too many to list) but her real calling was her heart for serving her community.
While with the department, she saw a need in Irving to provide for children and families throughout the year, but especially at Christmas and she started what’s now known as the Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas program. In fact, “Blue Christmas” has been synonymous with “Becky Fann” for many years.
Becky is survived by daughters Criztina (Wesson) Jean and husband, Robert, of Williamsburg, VA; April (Wesson) Driggers and husband, Andy, of Keller, TX and six grandchildren who were her pride and joy - three granddaughters: Thorin Jean, Sorenna Jean and Cannon Jean and three grandsons: Joshua Gregorsok, Drew Driggers and Benji Driggers.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 pm, Calvary Church, 4401 State Hwy 161, Irving, TX. Services will be Friday, January 17 at 10am at Calvary Church as well. Becky has requested that those not in uniform wear blue.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, the family requests donations be made to Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas. Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas, P.O. Box 170386, Irving, TX 75017, or by following Becky’s example and getting involved and serving in your community.
Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
You will forever hold a place in my heart. It breaks my heart that your gone, but I know your in peace and in God’s hands. Heaven has definitely gained a Beautiful and Loving Lady!! You left a huge legacy and many of us will continue on and keep your name known. You will have a front roll seat at my wedding waiting for you! ????????
4 years ago Becky took me under her wing when I became president of the Irving Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. She gave me so much guidance and wisdom, pointed me in the right direction, helped out with our fundraisers, and so much more. She became a mentor but most importantly she became a wonderful friend. I will miss you so much Becky. I’ll miss our talks, going to breakfast, sitting in your backyard just chatting. I will cherish these memories forever.
Becky , you will be missed by all the people here in Irving. Blue. Christmas will never be the same without you. Thank you for your many years of service. All I can say is Heaven sure gained one heck of an angel ??.
Becky was always there to keep our neighborhood safe and was always ready with advice. She was an amazing woman. You will be missed.
Becky, your work on this earth is done. God has a special place ready for you. You have made us all proud of you and the work you have done here. I know our city has been blessed to have you and will truly miss you. I will miss you personally, as well. See you on the other side sweet lady.
I met Becky in January 1977 when I went to work for the Irving Police Department. At that time, Becky was a police dispatcher. She later promoted to police officer and left an indelible mark with the IPD. Praise God for her life and her untiring work as the founder of Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas. May God bring peace in the hearts of her family.
Sulphur Springs, TX
Becky and I became friends when we were in the 10th grade at Bryan Adams High School. We shared our first apartment together at 17 and stayed friends for 55 years. You have always been a remarkable person, sincere, funny, giving and a heart of gold. I will miss you my friend, but I know where you are. I will see you again, until then, rest at peace. No more pain. My deepest sympathy to your family.