Friday, May 11, 2007

Goodbye Becky




On May 10, 2007, a good friend and original Flawless member, Becky Calvert died after a 10 year battle with her body. She was a true original, a dear friend to many, and is survived by her family and her partner, Shirley Landon. We are putting up this page in the hopes that her friends will share memories and blessings with those who loved and cared for her.

25 comments:

alwayslooking said...

Becky was one of the good ones, and beloved by many of those Xenites it was my best privilege to know. So, even though we didn't know each other well directly, I feel her loss. May you who survive her rest in the memory of her good soul, and in the warmth of each other's company.

KT said...

I didn't know Becky, but was amazed at the medical hardships that she battled with grace and humor. Her account of the XWP set visit and the testimony I have heard from her friends show a warm, wonderful person. She will be missed in the Xenaverse, no doubt. Peace and good thoughts to the survivors ...

Chiclet said...

I remember Becky (and Shirl) from a group I affectionately referred to as "the wackos". Irreverence and silliness abounded. I've been out of touch for a while and I'm so sad to hear that we've lost Becky. She was a tough cookie. Battle On certainly fit with her life. My thoughts are with Shirl and with Becky's loved ones.

MaryD said...

I didn't know Becky all that well but heard alot about her and her battles with her health. A courageous woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to her partner Shirl, their families and friends. A warrior to the end.

Downtown Robot said...

I dunno what to say....I've been part of the nutbreaders for over 10 years...and her occasional posts were always something to look forward to...i met her for the first time in person only 10 days ago...and she was cheerful and upbeat and just full of this incredible energy that seemed to fill the room....she will definately be missed...

Anonymous said...

Beckaroni will remain in the hearts of whomever she met. Despite the tough exterior, she was a sweet and wonderful person who cared a great deal.

Beboman said...

Becky was a great Lady, with a big heart. She was passionate about Xena a passion that was very contagious when you were around her. She and Shirl guided me to the Nutbreaders where I met a lot of really great people. I would always be very grateful for her friendship she would be very missed.

szalkiria said...

I didn't know Becky, but I really sorry heard about this.
This is sad when good people past away. Specially when you live with this person and know her and love her. My condolence to family, friends and her soulmate.

LeatherQueen said...

I've known Becky and Shirl for quite awhile, and Becky "The Commander" was always a blast on the SonofaBacchae list. Her humor and wit and love of Xena will always be remembered by those of us from the SoB. Battle On Becky! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shirl and Becky's loved ones.

Buffy (formerly from San Juan) said...

Becky you will always have a place in my heart. You and Shirl sent me love and prayers when I was ill and I will never forget that great kindness. The Xenaverse has lost a good person but her soul will shine on. Shirl I send you my love and know you will always have a friend.

Bardy (Becky's name for me) said...

I will always remember Becky as the person that "drafted" me into the Nutbread Brigade. My 'Chief' showed me a wonderful world I had been unaware of most of my life. Her warmth, compassion and wacky humor set her apart as a very special and unique person. There will always be a special place in my memory and heart for Becky. Irreplaceable, irrepressible, and wonderful beyond my poor words to express, she was a wonder to anyone fortunate enough to know her. Battle on Becky, for I know you will, where ever you are.

Rocky Macelli said...

I didn't know Becky but I knew 'of' her. My thoughts go out to those who mourn her loss. The Xenaverse was a better place for having had her in it. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Becky but was really sad to read about her passing. After all, we're like a big family, aren't we? Losing a Xenite is losing a part of the Xenaverse.

Be at peace, Becky.
To her family and friends, I just wish to say: Be strong.

Anonymous said...

It is a very sad day and time in the Xenaverse. I am so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. All my prayers and heartfelt condolences to Shirl and Becky's family.

SilverWolfe

Jeri said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was one of the positive forces of the Xenaverse. My thoughts are with Shirl in this trying time.

Bren said...

We only met once. Pasadena. She came for the convention and ended up in the hospital. We went to visit. Becky was an extremely brave woman. My deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to her partner, family and friends.

Bren

SB the CoCic said...

I knew Becky through the Flawless list and then she and I set up the Nutbread list with a bunch of wonderful (a bit wacky) women. She and I corresponded enough that I learned that she was an always positive, careing, funny person and a devoted Xenite. She helped me through some difficult personal times and I will always be grateful to her. I introduced her to her current wife and I was there at their wedding. I will remember her with love and I promise you Shirl, she went peacefully and thinking of you...

James Bond Loves Lucy Lawless said...

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Becky Calvert and her family and friends, and my appreciation and admiration of her great Xena and Lucy fandom.

Best Wishes,

David Kashfi aka James Bond (Who Loves and Desires Lucy So Much Forever Everywhere Always)

Anonymous said...

I did not have the privledge of knowing Becky...I'm sure the pleasure would have been all mine. Be assured she is in the arms of those who have passed before her. I'll bet right now she is sitting side by side with Kevin discussing the details of each Xena episode and his take on playing Ares!

I wish her partner Shirl steady healing and the warm attention of all who love her. I wish all who are grieving her loss comfort in happy memories.

Anonymous said...

Im from Houston, lived with Becky for 3 years as a special friend. Its such a shcocker even though I knew she was sick. Met her in 1985, and remember her days as a DJ and my radiology supervisor. She got me into radiology and very thankful. Shirl and her family, I send my prayers. Will misss you Beck!
Karen

Alison said...

I didn't know Becky but have heard alot about her and her medical battles. I do know that she was a stong and beautiful person who will be missed. Although I didn't know her, my heart is heavy with loss and my hopes and prayers go out to her and her loved ones.

Anonymous said...

It's so sad to see such a fighter leave us.
You're all in my prayers.
Floor

Nikki said...

It was my privilege to know Becky, she is a special friend, staying with me for a year while she was in New Zealand. My thoughts are with Shirl and Becky's families and loved ones.

Maria Mejia said...

In the Xenaverse the dead can hear us speak, so Becky knows she was loved and will be missed by all of us hornies and xenite nutballs.

Battle on, Shirl!

Anonymous said...

Becky was the 1st person to tell me abt how stuff works on the net & in the X:WP grps online. I was a clueless kid. She contacted me & helped me out. She was also the first person to send me a tape of X:WP that I couldn't get in my country. She was really nice. I always thought when I'd grow up n I was doing well in life, I'd make it up to her for helping me out. I kinda dropped outta the X:WP online scene after my Dad passed away. I logged into my group after 3 & a half years yesterday & saw that Becky had passed. Now, I'm very sad that she's gone & I never got the chance to do anything for her.

My condolences to Becky's family, friends n Shirl.
~Jackie~