Rebecca Louise “Becky” Archibald

Rebecca Louise “Becky” Archibald

1964 – 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce that Rebecca Ahlefeld Archibald, affectionately known as Becky, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2023. She was 59 years old. Born February 27, 1964, to Helen Louise and Marvin August Ahlefeld, Becky is one of three children. She grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma and graduated from Putnam City West and later Texas A&M. 

While Becky relished being a wife, a mother and a doting Mada, she was also a seasoned and passionate adventurer. Becky traveled across the United States and the World. She broadened her horizon by exploring far-flung lands such as Saudi Arabia, Germany, Mexico, Turks and Caicos, Egypt and many more alongside her companions. The next trip was usually being planned before the current one was complete.

Becky was a gifted educator. She began her career at Mayfield Middle School in Putnam City before moving to Edmond to teach at Central Middle School and Santa Fe High School. Expanding her impact on students across the district, Becky became the Math Curriculum Specialist for Edmond Public Schools. Many of her colleagues became close friends with whom she traveled and shared their lives. Energetic , capable and always ready to lend a hand, Becky was greatly regarded for her dedication to public education and won several well-deserved honors for her work.

At the Oklahoma City Boat Club on Lake Hefner , Becky was a committed member who helped with many of the club’s activities, from officiating races to planning parties. She and David, her loving husband, enjoyed sailing at sunset many times during the summer months. 

Becky is survived by her loving son, Adam Winters and wife Kelsey; her husband, soulmate and fellow voyager, David Archibald, and his children Chad Archibald, Katelyn and husband Nick Gentry; along with Becky’s beloved grandchildren Fitz, Amber, and Ryder. Also, Her Brothers Mike Ahlefeld and Von Ahlefeld.

Flowers can be sent to Matthews Funeral Home at 601 S. Kelly Ave and any charitable donations can be made to Lighthouse Charities, Inc. in her name. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Oklahoma on Saturday of August 12th at 4:00 p.m. Please join us in her memory.

13 thoughts on “Rebecca Louise “Becky” Archibald”

  1. robert randall winters

    We traveled the World together. We rode a train through the Malaysian Jungles from Bangkok to Singapore so many years ago. You gave me My Son and in that my Grand Children and you are gone far to soon. A Bright Light in a world that is in need of Hope you brought to each day. Becky, I will forever miss you. God Bless You and accept you in his Loving Arms.

  2. Janet & Jim Lenowitz

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and sympathy.
    Janet & Jim Lenowitz

  3. Jeff Spencer

    Please allow me to share my condolences in Becky’s passing. She excelled as an educator, touched so many peoples lives and family meant the most to her. She left so many behind, but hopefully there will be peace found in that Marvin and Louise have their daughter with them once again,

  4. Steve Sloan

    I have known Becky since I was four years old. She lived across the street from me until we were in our 20’s. I am saddended by her death, yet am glad she lived such a full life.

    Steve Sloan

  5. Lori Ann Morrow

    David, we remember how happy you were to find your soulmate. Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. May you be comforted with all the prayers coming your way. All our love Darick & Lori Morrow

  6. David, I’m am so very sorry for the loss you and your family are going through. Love to you all.

  7. Pamela Riley

    David, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Becky at EPS, and she was awesome. My son also took SCUBA classes with y’all many moons ago. She seemed so very happy with you and her married life ~ thank you for giving her that happiness.
    Pamela Riley

  8. Gari Cross

    I have known Becky over 30 years. Becky always gave everything 110% from her family, her home, even a recipe! Her sense of adventure was endless. Nothing she did in this world could compare to having Adam and her precious grandchildren. Rest easy sweet friend.

  9. Staci Curry

    I was saddened to hear of Becky’s passing. She was amazing. I was a Special Ed math teacher in Edmond and she was a wonderfully supportive of my role in the school. We laughed and talked about trends when she would be at my school. I have not one bad thing to say about this woman. She was an absolute delight of a woman. My condolences to her family. Gone too soon!!

  10. Ryan McMahon

    I am so sorry for your loss David. I only met Becky the one time at the pub where she was calling you the catch-up to her filet mignon but even in such a short time I could see the joy you brought each other. I will be keeping you both in thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dondra Floresca

    Becky was one of my first friends, moving to her neighborhood when I was just four. We had so much fun growing up together. We hosted Halloween parties in her basement, pep club in high school, and even traveled to Hawaii together for our Senior trip (with Kim Leonard and Teri Bennett). Our “only children” were born two days apart! Becky was ALWAYS full of life and full of love and when she met David and we met up with them at a pub in Edmond, there was NO DOUBT in my mind she had found the love of her life. I cannot imagine your pain David, I just hope that time will replace that pain with wonderful memories shared with your wonderful wife.

  12. Barbara Mansfield

    David, I am so sorry to hear about Becky. I remember she always had a smile and lived an adventurous life. She was always willing to try new things and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. May your family find peace in knowing she’s on another adventure.

  13. Becky, I can’t believe it’s already been three months. Not a day goes by that I look at Fitz and Amber only to think of you. Sometimes I find myself trying to avoid it. But OSU won at Bedlam, then David spread some of you in Turks & Caicos, Thanksgiving is in two sleeps (as Fitz likes to say), and Christmas is coming up. I keep thinking of matching Christmas pajamas, baking too many sweets for all of our family and friends. I keep thinking of how you wanted to include everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, at family celebrations so no one was left out or alone during the holidays. I keep thinking about last year when you and David took the kids to the tree farm to chop down a Christmas tree together. I keep thinking about sending you all the pictures of them, only to stop myself and remember I can’t. I know we had trouble getting along sometimes because honestly, we’re both too stubborn for our own good, but I love you. I miss you. Adam misses you. Fitz misses you more.

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