Rebecca Rae Gottfred, nee Lord was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 23rd, 2021. She was born to Raymond and Geraldine Lord on February 25th, 1940 in Peoria, IL. Rebecca attended high school in Peoria and graduated from Western State College in Colorado. She loved music and playing the piano, arts and crafts, miniature dollhouses, shelling on the beach, volunteering her time, teaching, and baking cookies. Survived by Ronald her husband of 60 years, her four children David, Donna (Greifenstein), Diane (Clouthier), and Douglas, her 15 grandchildren, her sister Priscilla, and 8 nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, June 28, 4-7 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Service and Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.