Becky Conover Strange chose her friends. She chose them, then she told them they were chosen.
She would not take no for an answer, and because of her persistence, she has left a community filled with friends who now mourn an extraordinary loss.
Becky died in an automobile accident Sunday at the age of 46. She had just recently married Brian Strange, and her life was filled with love that she shared with anyone who crossed her path.
“Our friendship started with me having my son a birthday party when our boys were in 6th grade. I ended up taking 10 boys home with me to spend the night and her son, Jordan, was one of them,” recalls Becky’s best friend, Jennie Snider. “That’s how we met. Then our boys played basketball together and became best friends, and she let me know that our boys were best friends so we were gonna be best friends.”
Jennie said she thought Becky was “weird” at first, but Becky kept telling her that she would learn to love Becky, and she did.
“We were complete opposites. She was very outgoing and I was the quiet one. She spent a lot of time trying to ‘break me,’ and she did. We started hanging out and I loved her immediately when I gave in to her – she was s