Frances R. Lazaro | Obituary



Frances Rebecca (Shumaker) Lazaro, 77, better known as Becky, of Martinsburg, WV, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center.

Born July 23, 1944 in Rockville, MD, she was the daughter of the late John S. Shumaker and Helen E. Coleman.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Lazaro; two daughters, Teresa Villbrandt (Steven) and Elena Riehle (Jason); one stepdaughter, Michelle Villa (Danny), three grandchildren; Cameron, Lila and Rohan; and a step-grandson Diego; four brothers, Timothy, Lloyd, William and David; six sisters, Cheryl, Chris, Bonnie, Jackie, Jody and Amy.

She was predeceased by a brother, Steven Shumaker.

A beloved elementary school teacher, she began her career at William Tyler Paige Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. She left to get married and then returned to teach at Clara Barton Elementary School in Bordentown, New Jersey, ending her career at Winchester Ave Elementary School. in Martinsburg. She later came out of retirement to become a reading consultant at St Joseph’s Elementary School.

A celebration of the service of life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements made by Brown Funeral Home of Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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