Rebecca "Becky" Ann Archer, 76, of Rogers , passed away May 5th, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 3rd, 1934 in Gallipolis, Ohio to John Francis and Helen Pearl (Newman) Johnson. Becky was the loving wife of Clarence "Arch" Archer, whom she married on August 1st, 1954 in Gallipolis. Becky and Arch recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.
Becky was a longtime supporter of the Music and Arts Department of her high school, Gallia Academy High School , in Gallipolis, Ohio . While attending the academy she was responsible for writing the theme song for the class of 1951. After graduating, she attended Ohio State University for two years.
Becky was a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Realty in Texas . After moving to Northwest Arkansas 30 years ago, she became very active in her community. She was a member of the Literary Guild, Walton Arts Center , Pinnacle Country Club, Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Barnes & Noble Book Review. In 2010, Becky was awarded Gallia Academy High School Alumni of the Year.
Becky is known for her quote: "Books are Windows to the World". This quote is engraved over the front door of her home, which houses over 7,000 books in the "Archer Library, Est. 1954". She has read 99% of all these books. She was very passionate about education and the importance of literacy. She has helped her daughters and many others to achieve their educational goals.
She is survived by her husband, Arch, and her four daughters, Jeri and Kevin Townsend of Spring, Texas, Sharon and Richard Hennigan of Marietta, Georgia, Barb and Arnie Fox, and Pam and Don Tolbert, all of Bentonville. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Megan Fox, Erin Hennigan, Kelly Fox, Julie Townsend, Kyle Townsend, Becca Tolbert, and Ellie Tolbert, and her sister, Roberta and James Roush of Gallipolis , Ohio .
Her funeral will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 11th in the chapel at Callison-Lough Funeral Home, 605 W. Central Ave., Bentonville, with burial to follow at Bentonville City Cemetery . Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 until 7 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville.
Online condolences can be made at www.callisonlough.com.