Elizabeth Wilbee

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died October 10, 2010

Elizabeth Mae Wilbee, 88, Rapid River, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Beth was born September 27, 1922 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Fred and Myrtle (Bright) Rowen. She and her husband George Wilbee made their first home in Detroit. Soon after they moved to Gladstone and later shared most of their married life in Rapid River.

She was a hardworking mother, first employed by Caswell Hardware and Buchman

0 Tributes for “Elizabeth Wilbee

    Dear Rob & Sherrie & Family,Very sorry to hear about your mom,I never met her but she sounds like she was a great lady who contributed to our community a great deal. Our Prayer are with you in this time of sorrow.
    Mr.& Mrs Michael Summers & Family
    Escanaba, MI

    Sorry to hear about Beth passing. She was always a joy to be around. She visited my grandmothers house frequently and was always kind to me and wife candy. Always interested in our well being and loved our children. We just heard on Sunday of her passing. wish we could have been there to celebrate her life. She was a great woman and friend. 1 cor. 15:3-4 love the Mosses.

    Brian and Candy Moss
    Rapid River, MI

    Dawn and all:
    We will miss Beth and can’t imagine how you all must feel. She was quite the Lady.

    Jerry & Pat Sherwood
    Rapid River, MI

    I am so sorry to hear about Beths passing. She was the nicest person. The last time I did buisness with her she was in my office with her client, I went to make copies only to come back and she was sitting at my desk doing her side of the transaction. I just laughed and thought What a lady.. I will miss her..

    Lynn Deneau
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Dawn, Fred, Robert and Families,
    It was with great sadness that we read of the death of your dear mother. I enjoyed so many good visits with her over the years. She was a wonderful resource on the Rapid River community and all of Delta County. We wera always glad to have the opportunity to see her around Rapid River. We so badly missed the store when it was closed, too. We wish distance would not prevent us from sharing our condolences with you today but please know of our prayerful thoughts and best wishes to each of you during this trying time. With warmest personal regards, Bill and Chetti Green

    Bill and Chetti Green
    Schofield, WI

    Beth – you will always be Granny North to us. We will miss you dearly on our trips to Rapid. You always made us and the kids feel as if we were part of the family.
    Rest with the Angels
    Love your Canadian Family John,Joanne,Sara and Kevin

    John and Joanne Hansen
    Port Perry, ON

    You are in our thoughts and prayers, Wilbee Family. We pray that gran is in peace.

    The Post Family
    Howell, MI

    One of the community’s true pillars has fallen. She lit up the life of everyone who knew her with her bright smile and sunny disposition. She will be missed.

    Bob Bezzi
    Scandinavia, WI

    We have always admired Beth’s determination. What an inspiration to us all(family and friends). She was a fun person to work with. We had many good laughs together.

    her friends, Jack& Yvonne Sepic
    Gladstone, MI

    Our condolances on the passing of Liz. She will always be remembered as a great lady. I know that I will never forget her.

    Phun & Bob
    Udonthani, TH

    We are so sorry for your loss. Beth was a wonderful person and so caring. Our prayers are with you all in this time of need and will always be thinking of you. God Bless.

    Tammy and Rose
    Gladstone, MI

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of Mrs. Wilbee. She was always such a nice, friendly person when I had opportunity to meet her. I know Dad will miss sitting next to her at church. We will be praying for your family.

    Nancy Schmitt Kaulbach
    Pewaukee, WI

    I will miss my dear friend Beth. We always went to Good Friday church together..we had many laughs through the years..she was a one of a kind lady and a snazzy dresser. I think it only appropriate that she passed on a one of a kind day 10-10-10.

    Amy Christiansen Dyer
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Fred and family,
    Your Mother was such a dynamic personality in our Rapid River community. Her beautiful white hair (I don’t remember her with any other color!), her care of her husband, her work ethic all demonstrated what a strong women she was. But, her kindness to my Mother and Father (John and Thora) at the store I will always remember. She issued credit to Daddy in hard times. Mother and Dad easily counted her as a friend. She must have trusted that they would pay her back.
    May God’s grace comfort you with all the good memories for your Mother at her passing. God bless you all.

    Linda Nash
    Belmont, MI

    Beth was a true class act. I had the privilege of working with her in the real estate industry for many many years.She was a gem and a ray of sunshine. Her wit was hilarious and her style never faltered. She will be remembered for the beautiful person she was to all. My sympathies to her loved ones.

    Darlene Derocher
    Escanaba, MI

    To the entire Wilbee family: Beth was a great lady. Growing up in Rapid River, I saw her often. She always had a smile and a kind word for whoever she ran into, whether it was the post office, Viau’s Market, or stopping by my Mom and Dad’s for a cup of coffee. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten!

    Becki Hess
    Gladstone, MI

    Wilbee family. We are so sad to hear about your mom. She was a great lady our prayers are with you. Don and Mary and family

    Mary Wickham Verdon
    Evanston, IL

    Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the Wilbee family. Rapid River won’t be the same without Beth.

    Bill & Kathy Morin & Family
    Kentwood, MI

    BETH was an always caring and friendly friend with a smile that lit up a room. I will feel a deep void knowing that I won’t “bump” into her again. She will always be with her friends in their hearts.

    Carol Majestic
    Escanaba, MI

    Rob & Sherry,
    So Sorry to hear that Beth has passed away. She was such a spit-fire, she will be surely missed. The U.P. Action Sends their sympathy, and their thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.

    Terrie Belongie
    and the U.P. Action Staff
    Gladstone, MI

    Wilbee Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Beth was a great lady. If it hadn’t been for her, we’d never have been able to move to Rapid River. She went above and beyond to help us move into the U.P. and introduced us to others in the area. God bless your family.

    Sherry and Rick Nutt
    K.I. Sawyer, MI

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