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Rebecca L. (Bower) Day

February 10, 1945 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


    Rebecca L. Day, 78, of Bastress, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2023 surrounded by family at Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was greeted at heavens gates by her beloved husband Edward and son, Aaron.

     Born February 10, 1945 she was a daughter of the late Clarence G. Bower, Jr. and Edith C. (Baier) Bower.

     Becky was a 1963 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and continued her education to become a Registered Nurse.  After earning her degree, she thoroughly enjoyed working in Peru and Bolivia for 5 years with the nursing mission. Upon returning to the states, she became a wife, mother and worked with the Office of Aging, Williamsport Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Becky was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

     Becky was a woman of many interests and talents, which included embroidery, quilting, cooking, gardening, canning, and writing. She was an avid reader, a loving family woman, and had a passion for researching genealogy. Becky was renowned for her cooking skills, especially her brisket, which was the star of many family gatherings. She also had a knack for canning, preserving the bounty of her garden for her family to enjoy year-round. Her baking, cooking and gardening skills contributed greatly to Bastress Mountain Country Foods, a homemade goods market she and her sister Fran shared. Above all else, Becky loved her family and any time that she could spend with them.   

     Surviving is her son, Adam Day of Williamsport; two step-sons, Thad Day (Debra) and Marc Day (Darlene); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Janet Parker (Larry, dec.), Fran Fisher (Larry), Dianne Scaff (Dan), C. George Bower III, Paul Bower (Karen), Steven Bower (Sharon Steinbacher), Michael Bower (Cyndy), Pat Russell, Eileen Major (Tony), Bernard Bower (Pam), Cecile Confair (Jeff Clark), Kathleen Cooprider (Steve), and Philip Bower;  brother-in-law, Tony Visco; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Kircher and Fern Emig; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Edward L. Day on March 15, 2021; a son, Aaron Day; a brother, Donald J. Bower.

     A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Becky’s life will be held 10 a.m., Friday, August 18, at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Bastress. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

     The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Valley View Nursing Center, especially the 400 wing, for the compassion and care they provided to Becky during her stay.

      In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Becky’s name to Meals on Wheels, 2138 Lincoln St, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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August 17, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Mass of Christian Burial
August 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Jacks Hollow Road)

Interment following funeral service
August 18, 2023

Immaculate Conception
5973 Jacks Hollow Road
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701


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