Rebecca L. Northrop

rebecca northrop

March 8, 1940 ~ August 22, 2020

Resided in: San Francisco, California

Rebecca Louise (Ochoa) Northrop, 80 years of age, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Fremont, California. Rebecca was born in Bisbee, Arizona on March 8, 1940 to Jesus Ochoa and Emma (Garcia) Ochoa.

Rebecca is survived by her lone surviving brother, David Ochoa; her sons, Steven (Kim) Brown, Kenneth Brown, Anthony (Cari) Brown, Paul Brown, her stepson; Stephen (Karen) Northrop, her grandchildren; Kelsey Brown, Cristy Brown, Trevor Brown, Joseph Brown, Max Brown, Nicholas Brown, Sean Northrop, Chase Northrop; her niece, Tamara Pacini; her nephew, Brian Ochoa; her great-niece, Morgan Pacini, and her cherished Siamese cat Aubrey.

Rebecca was proceeded in death by her husband, Stephen Northrop; her son, Kevin Brown; her father, Jesus Ochoa; her mother, Emma Williams; her stepmother, Loretta Ochoa; her brother, Anthony Ochoa; her stepbrother, Peter Rusher and her beloved Shar Pei dog, Annie.

Rebecca spent her entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area and she raised five boys with her first husband, Kermit Brown, before meeting the love of her life, Stephen Northrop. Stephen and Rebecca both settled down in San Francisco and they were happily married for over thirty years before Stephen passed away in 2007.

Rebecca spent the bulk of her younger years corralling five young boys and being a loving and wonderful mother while also working full time in the restaurant and retail industry (Safeway and Walgreens). Rebecca’s favorite pastimes were camping, travelling, vacations, and following her cherished San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Rebecca also enjoyed her coveted friends and drinking buddies at the 3300 Club and Clooney’s Bar in San Francisco where her, Stephen and Paul routinely fraternized and made friends, which were all family to her.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca’s services will be limited with a private reception following. Rebecca will then be cremated following the services and there will be a later inurnment ceremony at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, California where she will be rejoined with her best friend and love of her life, Stephen Northrop.



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