Rebecca Dey Speck, 18

July 22, 2010
  • Rebecca Dey Speck

MAY 11, 1992-JULY 19, 2010

GULFPORT, Miss. - Rebecca Dey Speck, 18, of Gulfport, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 in Pass Christian, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, David Speck, and her great-grandfather, Santos Cruz.

She is survived by her parents, Arthur David Speck and Lisa Speck of Gulfport; her grandparents, Jerry and Celia Pietzsch of Roscoe, Texas; her grandmother, Kristen Speck, of Girard, Ohio; her great-grandmother, Anita Cruz of Roscoe, Texas; her aunt and uncle, Paul Speck and Ellen Speck; and her cousins, Rachel and Julia Speck, all of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

She attended high school in Smithsburg, Md., and graduated from West Harrison High School, where she was a cheerleader. She was to be enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, and at Mississippi State University, where she wished to receive a degree in zoology with a minor in marine biology.


She was a volunteer with the Humane Society of South Mississippi, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Grace Lutheran Church in Long Beach, Miss. She will be loved and missed by all.

The funeral service will be Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Long Beach.

Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 25th Ave., Gulfport MS 39501; National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center, Reston VA 20190-5362; or Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite M-13, Biloxi MS 39532.

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