Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2011

In Memorium: Early OWA Member Rebecca Wood Watkin

Rebecca "Becky" Wood Watkin, born April 4, 1913, in Portland, the daughter of attorney Erskin Wood and Rebecca Biddle Wood and granddaughter of C.E.S. Wood, died Dec. 19, 2010, at the White Sands retirement home in La Jolla, Calif. Becky was a graduate of Miss Catlin's School for girls, received her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College and was one of the first women to receive a Bachelor of Architecture from the Architecture School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. She is survived by her children from her first marriage to architect Joseph Esherick, Joe Esherick of San Diego; Lisa Esherick of Berkeley, Calif.; and Peter Esherick of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her for her generous heart and love of humanity. Throughout her life Becky served many organizations, political and social, dedicated to making this a better world. A celebration of Becky's life is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in the Unitarian Church of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Please RSVP to, if you are planning to attend the celebration.

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