Condolence & Memory Journal

Grandma Mary I'm so blessed to have had the time that I got with you. I loved the back scratching while watching the red wings, Tigers or pistons. I'll always cherish the great meals you made meatloaf in particular. Your kindness and patience with me even though I was a a lot to deal with didn't go unnoticed. I'll miss you but I'm glad your finally with my hero in heaven. You are the best grandma anyone could ask for. I love you always.

Posted by Will Walker - Yukon, OK - Grandchild   June 05, 2019

I have many memories of our families sharing time together and I will miss the distinctive Mary June laugh that cascaded from the group of four: Mary June, Bill, Joy and Joe. Friends for eternity!

Posted by Jeff Gardner - Traverse City, MI - friend   June 05, 2019

May you rest in peace Grandma Mary.
I am truly grateful for the memories my Grandparents have given me. I pray that their love and dedication to family and each other will live on through their children and grandchildren. I'll always cherish the warm sunny days spent on the patio, listening baseball, playing card games and eating lunch with grandma and grandpa.

Posted by William Vermetten - Salt Lake City, UT - Grandchild   June 04, 2019


We have treasured memories visiting with Aunt Mary, Aunt Dottie and mom (Pauline) in Venice, Florida every year. The sisters are all together again now.

Posted by Dan, Dianne, Daniel Anderson - Ocala, FL - Family   June 04, 2019

Rest in Peace dear Mary. I will forever remember your love and acceptance. In particular I cherished watching the Red Wings and the Tigers with you while reading the paper in the "TV room" and enjoying the absolute best Christmas brunch on the planet ALL Christmas day...

Posted by Matt Vermetten Vermetten - williamsburg, MI - Family   June 04, 2019

Swimming pools, solitaire and sandwiches. Summer days spent at the club downstate and the condo in Florida. Afternoons of competitive card games and sanwhiches cut in half... Thank you grandma. These, upon many others, are the memories that I hold as a blessing in my heart. I am eternally grateful for you. Thank you for all your support, guidance and adoration. Rest in the sweetest peace and confidence that your legacy and love lives on. You will be missed dearly.

Posted by Meagan Kahlon - Traverse City, MI - Grandchild   June 03, 2019

Grandma Mary was full of love and kindness. I will miss her hugs and will always think of her on the tennis court. We are so blessed to have Grandma and Grandpa's legacy live through their children & grandchildren. I am very thankful for our family & pray that she feels peace as she rests.

Posted by Kristen Vermetten - Williamsburg, MI - Grandchild   June 03, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Aunt Mary June and Uncle Bill were like family to me while growing up. I have wonderful memories of the Babcock family from my childhood.

Posted by Janet (Gardner) Pachnik - New Haven, MI - Family Friend   June 03, 2019

RIP Mom. I am eternally grateful for you. Thank you for giving all you had to give in this world to your family. I will carry you in my heart always and so happy you are free and reunited with Dad again. Love you always

Posted by Christine Walsh - Conway, AR - Daughter   June 02, 2019


Rest In Peace Momma.
I am forever grateful for the years we had with you in our lives. My prayer is that the lord will "raise you up on the eagles wings, there you are the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand."
Forever in our hearts. Be at Peace and feel the love.

Posted by Susan Vermetten - Traverse City, MI - Daughter   June 01, 2019


RIP Mary, thank you for all the fun times together in MI and Florida.
We will miss you.
Our thoughts and prayers to the family, J and Jennifer McGuire

Posted by Jennifer McGuire - Laguna Niguel, CA - Family   May 31, 2019


RIP Mom, you were a force and a blessing for what it takes to be a good mother. I love you and you will never be forgotten.

Posted by David Babcock - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Son   May 31, 2019