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Rebecca G. Rees

January 25th, 1980 – November 12th, 2015

Rebecca G. Rees, 35, of Daly City, CA, passed away at 8:11 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Contra Costa County, CA. She was born on January 25, 1980 in Joliet, IL, the daughter of Steven and Cheryl Rees.

Survivors include her parents, Steven and Cheryl Rees of Washington, IL, sister, Jenni (and Greg) Frazier of Springfield, IL, brother, Ben (and Laura) Rees of Galesburg, IL, 3 nieces, Hannah Frazier, Kara Frazier and Lily Rees, 3 nephews, Jason Frazier, Grant Rees and Braden Rees, grandparents, Dick and Shirley Deary of Minooka, IL and grandmother, Jessie Rees of Joliet, IL.

Rebecca is preceded in death by her brother, Jacob Rees and grandfather, Marshall Rees.

In Illinois, Rebecca worked at the Peoria Civic Center and Caterpillar. In California, she was a music teacher at School of Rock in Palo Alto and a teacher and personal trainer at Goldman Sports and Wellness Complex. Music was her passion. She not only taught music but also played in 3 different bands in California.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL. Reverend Mike Shirey will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the celebration of life on Saturday, December 5. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rebecca Rees Memorial Fund in care of CEFCU.

Condolences


November 18th, 2015

I played Roller Derby with Rebecca. She was a very kind woman.She will be greatly missed.

November 18th, 2015

I only knew Rebecca briefly, but was fortunate enough to jam with her musically. She had a fire/passion about her. I know she will be greatly missed. My condolences to the entire Rees family.

November 18th, 2015

She was an amazing music teacher, musician and friend. Everybody loved her here in California. Missing her so much.

November 18th, 2015

Becky was one half of Becky Squared with my daughter. She was fun as a friend of my Becky's and clearly went on to an excellent music career.

November 18th, 2015

Our band Koala Punch would to give our sincerest condolences to Rebecca's family.

She was our family and friend and She will always have a special place in our hearts always.

We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Vince, Chris and Dahlo

November 18th, 2015

I would like to relay my sincerest condolences to the Rees family...Rebecca was a very rare person. She brought with her light, excitement, drive, and a realness that is very much lacking in this world. I am grateful to have known her, and proud to call her my friend. ...
God Bless you all....Scotty Acridge.

November 18th, 2015

Please accept our sincere condolences from her adult students at School of Rock. Her talent and joyous presence is so sadly missed.

November 18th, 2015

She was a force of love and inspired everyone around her with her ability to live life to the fullest carrying us along her beautiful musical ride. We send you our love and more sincere sympathy. An unbelievably tragic loss.

November 18th, 2015

She was a force of love and inspired everyone around her with her ability to live life to the fullest carrying us along her beautiful musical ride. We send you our love and most sincere sympathy. An unbelievably tragic loss.

November 18th, 2015

She made such a difference in our lives as a trainer. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

November 18th, 2015

I worked with Becca in the engineering department at WEEK-TV. She greatly enjoyed being the audio engineer. She and I became close friends. One Christmas Eve, Becca helped me wrap presents for my children. She always smiled when talking about being my Christmas elf. She was a kind, creative, energetic woman who had a true passion and talent for music. My family and I send you our deepest sympathies for this tragic loss.

November 19th, 2015

My sincerest condolances to Frisky's family and friends. I knew her a short time through derby but feel very fortunate to have met such a wonderful soul.

November 19th, 2015

She was a great roller derby friend! RIH

November 19th, 2015

Although I only knew Becca for a short time, she has made a lasting impression in my life. From her fiery spirit, and her laid back easy-going attitude she really was a joy to be around. Her California family is going to miss her very much.

My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

November 19th, 2015

Please accept our sincere condolences to all of her family, friends, and bandmates from Cruella All-Female Tribute to Motley Crue, and the Hormones All-Girl Tribute to the Ramones. She was a bright light and will be missed. We loved her musical passion and commitment. She will be missed.

November 20th, 2015

I only knew Becky as Jen's "little" sister, but what a cute little bubbly blondie I met all those years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Andrea Mazaika Wojtas

November 20th, 2015

I am so saddened by the your loss. Becky played such a big part in the memories of my Becky's growing up. I am so glad that they were able to reconnect recently. My heart goes out to you and you are in my thoughts.
Pat Chambers

November 20th, 2015

Becca was my daughter's music teacher, and we were so blessed to have her in Jessie's life. She shared her joy of music, her love, her encouragement. Such a special person, so beautiful inside and out. We send our condolences to her family. Know that she was loved and will not be forgotten.

November 21st, 2015

We are so sad and wish we knew how to comfort you. Becca was my daughter's rock band teacher in Palo Alto and we were just getting to know her, but already her class was the highlight of my daughter's week. We wish we lived closer to be able to come to the celebration of her life. She was so talented, and a wonderful encouraging role model for a teen girl lead singer. Due to her calm and competent style, the players in the band were already playing amazingly well after just a few classes. We miss her and it is so hard to absorb that she is gone,just like that. How much more so must you feel that. Our hearts go out to you. Haya Rubin

November 23rd, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Becca at Caterpillar. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed. David Schroff

November 23rd, 2015

We knew Becca for a short time but my son was already very much attached to her. Becca was his rock band teacher in Palo Alto. Under Becca's calm and confident way of teaching, my son was learning to play the drums super fast! And he was looking forward to the class with her every week.
We want you to know Becca will and is already very much missed in our lives. We are very sorry for your loss.

December 5th, 2015

I met Becca when she was a trainer at Crunch Gym - I was her client at first, but soon we became friends. I admired her drive, commitment, determination, and spunk. Becca was one of those people who have a true and kind heart and always looked out for those who needed extra help. I will miss her very much and send my sincere condolences to her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I am so so sorry for your loss. - Margo Callard

January 6th, 2016

I met Becca from an ad she placed on Craigslist seeking a band to play in when she moved to California. We corresponded by email and I suggested she apply for a teaching position at School of Rock where I started working a few months earlier. After she moved to California she sat in and sang with our band D-Generations many times and always stole the show. She was a great talent and a great friend who somehow pulled off a surprise birthday party for me last year. She said she thought of me as her musical fairy godfather......I am so sad she was taken away so early in life and will miss her very much...Becca, you are my inspiration!

December 16th, 2017

Becca you were a great friend and mentor when I knew you and I wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas this two year since going to, I hope your next musical adventure. All my love.❤️