Date of Death: February 12, 2023
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville, 320 N. Main St., Three Rivers.
We lost our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Rebecca (Becky) Corinne Wise, 76, Sunday, February 12th, 2023. She was surrounded by her family in her home on Fisher Lake, where she spent most of her life.
She was born September 26, 1946, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Charles H. Fosdick Jr. and Jessie L. (Ryder) Fosdick. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1964, where she was an energetic cheerleader and homecoming queen. Upon graduation, she attended Ferris State University in the School of Cosmetology.
In 1968, she married James Earl Wise, her “one and only” since they met when they were just twelve years old on Fisher Lake. They water skied in many water festivals, performing pyramids at Memory Isle during the Three Rivers Water Carnival. Becky was also told that she was the first girl on Fisher Lake to drive a pontoon boat. Even after they hung up their skis and started their family, Jim and Becky continued to spend countless hours on the lake, swimming, cruising and enjoying the sunset.
Becky stayed home with her children when they were young and utilized her cosmetology skills to keep all of her friends and family looking stylish. Becky loved spending time with her children and adored everything her grandchildren participated in. You could always find her in the bleachers cheering them on, and informing the refs if they missed a call. She was an avid Michigan State fan and a fabulous cook. We’re still trying to recreate her perfect American Beauty red cake and Libby’s favorite mashed potatoes.
Becky attended First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville of which she was a founding member. Her grandchildren fondly remember fighting over who got to sit next to her in church, compromising with one on each side (to separate them). She will be remembered for her infectious laugh, warm, welcoming smile and generous hospitality. Her ability to connect with you and make you feel special was evident in all she did, especially when she was entertaining guests at Fisher Lake or greeting early risers at the HealthTRAC.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Jim Wise; daughter Kelly (Steve) Judsen; son James “Chip” (Kathy) Wise; grandchildren Libby and Aidan Judsen and Nathan and Katelyn Wise; brother Bill (Maureen) Fosdick; sister-in-law Susan Fosdick, many nieces and nephews and friends she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles (Bub) Fosdick III.
The family would like to thank the many friends who have given their time during the last few months of Becky’s life as well as Three Rivers Health and Hospice Care.
Donations in Becky’s honor may be directed to Three Rivers Health and Hospice Care or First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville. Envelopes are available at and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home.
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