Age 60 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 after a long courageous battle with cancer at Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Born August 25, 1959 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rebecca Anne was the daughter of Ronald and Linda (Basquin) Hosford. She was raised and educated in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School with the class of 1977. Rebecca went on to University of Illinois where she earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Following college, she dedicated her life to making a difference in the world. Whether it was through campaigning for different political groups or community activism, Rebecca cared and wanted to make a change for the better. She was a talented artist who enjoyed making gifts for friends and family instead of buying them. Rebecca also loved to travel. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her two brothers: Rod (Bridgette) Hosford and Ron Hosford; nieces and nephews: Audrey and Lillian Hosford, and Justin, Dalton and Brandi Hosford, as well as numerous near and dear friends.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Linda Hosford.
Per Rebecca’s wishes, a green burial service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road in Cary, Illinois. Burial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Guests are asked to meet at the cemetery entrance by 10:45 a.m.
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