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|Preston, Rebecca A.
|Rebecca A. Preston, 72, of Galesburg, died at 12:27 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 in the emergency room of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born February 10, 1940 in Galesburg, the daughter of Julio and Josephine P. Martinez Gutierrez. She married Thomas Elias. She later married William E. Preston on October 19, 1984 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death in 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Becky (and Rigoberto) Avila of Galesburg; a son, Dino Lopez of Galesburg; two step daughters, Gloria J. Curry of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. and Elizabeth Swanson of Galesburg; two step sons, Robert W. Preston of Galesburg and Russell E. Preston of Portland, Ore.; one grandson, Eric Elias; two brothers, Lionel Gutierrez of San Francisco, Calif. and Manuel (and Mary) Gutierrez of Galesburg; and one sister, Mary Louise Culk of Palm Desert, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Henry Gutierrez; and a sister, Norma Luna.
Rebecca was a homemaker. She lived her entire life in Galesburg. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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