Rebecca “Becky” Marie Philipps, of Saint Peters, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the age of 31. Beloved daughter of Randy and Coleen Philipps; dear sister of Ryan Philipps; Loving fiancé of David Bulen; dear granddaughter of Evelyn (the late William) Philipps and the late Henry and Loretta Loeffler (née Tipp), loving niece and cousin to many. Becky is also survived by her sweet fur-babies, Skylar and Emmie.
Becky graduated with a master's degree in supply chain management from Penn State University, and a bachelor’s from the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, she became a member of the Tri Sigma Sorority. She dedicated her career to Toyota where she was a devoted member of every team she joined, and was a persistent advocate for her co-workers. She constantly pursued improvements to simplify processes and make the work environment more enjoyable. To that end, she helped to establish the Young Professionals organization, which helps Toyota’s newest employees feel engaged and supported.
Becky had a passion for real estate, and was a landlord and investor. She loved to scour Zillow and Redfin for new properties and dream of their possibilities.
Becky had a warm heart and a caring nature. She enjoyed finding special ways to make those around her feel loved and appreciated. She had a big personality and an upbeat, positive attitude. She was full of life and character. She continuously sought ways to get the most out of life and enjoy every second of it. She loved to travel and see as much of the world as possible, and was working towards her private pilot’s license. No experience was too big or too small for her to seek it out.
Becky had a smile that would shine through the cloudiest of days, lighting up the world of everyone around her. Becky was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to support the sarcoma research efforts of Dr. Brian Van Tine at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University. Checks may be made payable to Siteman Cancer Center with Patient Name written in the memo line and mailed to Siteman Advancement Office, MSC 1082-414-2555, Washington University,
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-9989. Gifts can be made online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute; please select “Other Designation” and type “Van Tine Sarcoma Research” in the “Other” field.
Contributions may also be made in Becky’s name to Duo Dogs, an organization dedicated to training and connecting dogs to people with specific physical, emotional, and social needs, creating a dynamic, life-enhancing duo.
St. Charles Memorial Gardens
3950 W Clay St
St Charles, MO 63301