Ruth P. Babcock

January 21, 1919September 17, 2011

Ruth P. Babcock age 92 of Waterford, passed away on September 17, 2011. She was the loving mother of Donald (Mary) Wiseley. Proud grandmother of Donelle, Donald Jr. and the late Jessica Wiseley. Step great grandmother of Forrest Hooks. She was predeceased by her dear brothers Clifford, Joseph, Kingsley and Maynor Knight. Loving wife of the late Ernest Wiseley and the late Frank Babcock. Ruth retired after 34 years from the Clinton Valley Center; she loved to sew, bowled on several leagues for many years and loved attending Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 20 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel located at 2904 Orchard Lake Road in Keego Harbor. A Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday September 21 at 1:00pm. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 am. Please visit to leave the family a message of sympathy.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Jon Sanders

September 24, 2011

Don and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady who always always was so kind to others. I always enjoyed talking with her as I returned back home over the past 30 yrs. You are in our prayers.

Jon Sanders and family

Chuck and Charlene Esralian

September 21, 2011

Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Ruth was a wonderful lady and Christian example. I always appreciated her happy attitude. We will miss her and look forward to seeing her again.

Kari Heiple-Vlaeminck

September 20, 2011

Wise was an amazing lady. I will always cherish the memories of her coming to our house on Saturday mornings for coffee, going to the bowling alley, taking me to VBS, playing at her house and just hanging out with her when I was younger.

When my parents would be away if I got scared I could always call. One night I called, Wise and Frank come over with her flash light, and confirmed that there was nothing there (I was 20ish and she was 70 ish). If she saw something that "wasn't right" at the house, she'd call and make sure we were ok and that would be the end of it.... we knew that she would never tell on us.

I'm thankful to have had Wise in my life.


September 20, 2011

I met Ruth through the Meals on Wheels program. I always looked forward to seeing her. She was a very gracious lady and never complained. I will miss her. She was on my route for several years. Carol, Tuesday driver.

Maxine Dunn

September 19, 2011

Dear cousin and family, Bob and I would so love to be there with you at this sad time. However, distance and time prohibit our making the trip from AZ. We grieve but we celebrate the life of this wonderful lady and praise God for her having been a part of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love, Bob and Maxine Dunn