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Rebecca Ann Stakun passed way October 5th, 2020 after a battle with brain cancer,
peacefully and surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her husband, Garrett
Wayne Stults, and their daughter, June Elizabeth Stults. She is also survived by her
brother, David Josesph “Joe” Stakun, and parents, David Joseph Stakun and Patricia
Born August 16, 1984 in Arlington Heights, IL, Becky grew up in Doylestown, PA with
her brother Joe. She attended George Washington University in DC, graduating in 2006
with a double major in International Affairs and a BA in Russian Language and
Literature. She worked in DC and after a short stint in the Peace Corp in Kyrgyzstan,
Becky decided to continue her education and started at the University of Kansas in 2011
where she earned her PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature in 2017. While studying
at the University of Kansas, she met Garrett, and they were married on July 6th, 2014 in
Lawrence, KS. Their daughter, June Elizabeth Stults was born September 24, 2016.
After graduating they moved to Maryland where Becky started work for the Department
of Defense as a Russian Language Analyst.
Becky loved to travel and made several trips to Russia, as well as Europe and
Kazakhstan. She spoke Russian, Kyrgyz, Bosnian/Croation/Serbian, German and
Spanish. Her intelligence, wit and charm endeared her to everyone she met and her
kindness and unpretentious attitude created many friendships. She was a loving wife
and mother who left this world far too soon.
In lieu of flowers, I’d ask anyone to please donate that money to our daughters college
fund at ugift529.com with code 66JK82.
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