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BERR, Rebecca Kaye Sept. 16, 1974 ~ March 16, 2011 Beloved daughter, sister and aunt. Rebecca put the 'Special' in special needs. In her thirty-six years, she became friends with everyone she met. Rebecca loved school, and attended Lokrantz and Leichman schools in Reseda. She attended Quartz Hill and Lancaster High Schools. Rebecca was proud of her work at the Daystar Foundation, as well as Special Olympics Bowling team. She enjoyed spending time at Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar. She was blessed to have had a kidney transplant in 1982. Unfortunately she had to return to dialysis in 2008, and was hospitalized frequently. Rebecca is survived by her mother Ivy Berr, sister Flossie Maatita (Ron), nieces Bailey and Avery Maatita, step-father Eli Colvin, step-sister Deborah Colvin (Robert), nephews Jordan and Jared Graves, step-brother David Colvin, and nephews Joshua, Justin, Jason, Jesse, and Jeffery Colvin, and their spouses and children. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Beth Knesset Bamidbar, 1611 East Ave J, Lancaster, followed by a graveside service at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, 808 East Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Antelope Valley Special Olympics.

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