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Rebecca “Becky” Khatambakhsh

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 10, 2017 @ 7:10 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

In Memorial

Rebecca “Becky” Khatambakhsh, 57, of Durham, NC, died on Saturday, July 8, at her residence surrounded by family. She was born on December 28, 1959 to Janice and Ronald Butters in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Becky was an avid lover of all animals. She had three dogs who she adored, and cared for very much. She also loved the sport of tennis. Whether it was watching it on TV or seeing her daughter play in high school, it was a game that she grew very fond of. She had an unconditional love for her family, home, and close friends. She was an extremely loyal individual, and she would go beyond great lengths to show that.

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Shahab Khatambakhsh, of Durham; her daughter, Laura Khatambakhsh, of Durham; father, Ronald Richard Butters, of Naples, FL; sisters, Catherine Blum (John), of Harrisburg, NC, and Rachel Willis (Carl), of Durham; nephews, Nicholas, and Michael Blum, and Daniel, and Bryson Willis; and nieces, Ally Willis Thompson (Wesley), and Jenny Blum. Becky is preceded in death by her mother Janice Van Dyke Butters, her maternal grandparents Irene Van Dyke and Fredrick Van Dyke, and her paternal grandparents, Richard and Dorothy Butters.

A service will be held at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 12, at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green UMC Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a local animal shelter.

Arrangements for the Khatambakhsh family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com.


Condolences for the family of “Rebecca “Becky” Khatambakhsh”

Condolence from Jill Freeman on July 10th, 2017 8:11 pm

Thinking of all of you during this unbelievably sad time. Becky will forever be remembered as the bright, courageous and giving woman she was. Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
Our deepest condolences,
Bruce, Jill, Jack, Kane and Sloane

Condolence from Mary K Thompson on July 11th, 2017 7:52 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Becky and her family from my childhood in the Oval Park area. God give you strength during this difficult time.

Mary K Fendt Thompson

Condolence from Lisa A. Williams on July 11th, 2017 12:20 pm

Laura,
I am so sorry for your loss, I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and your family and provide you with strength during this difficult time. I am always here for you anytime Laura.
love you,
Lisa A. Williams

Condolence from Susan Keatts on July 11th, 2017 8:03 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Becky. She was a wonderful neighbor, always friendly and so kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shahab, Laura and the family during this sad time.

Sue Keatts and family

Condolence from Cindy Herndon on July 12th, 2017 11:10 am

Becky was a precious person!Always ready with that big smile and laugh! I am the better for having had her as a friend. I’m thankful for the way the God kept bringing us back in touch with each other from Atlantic Beauty College to present. I am keeping y’all in my prayers!

Condolence from Trisha on July 12th, 2017 12:01 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I felt very honored to have Becky in my life and grateful we had the chance to talk for hours and really get to know one another. She was an incredible and amazing woman. Aj, Chrissy, Wendy and I send all of our love to you now and always.

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