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Barbeur G. Wise

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Barbeur Grimes Wise, 86, passed away at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California on March 11, 2011, peacefully in her sleep. Born November 8, 1924 to Louise Barber Grimes and William H. C. Grimes, "Bobbe" Wise was raised in Syracuse, New York. She attended Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut where she received a BA in Psychology in 1946. Furthering her education, Bobbe attended Cornell University, and in 1948 received her Masters in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration. It was at Cornell where she met her husband, Roger Wise. They were wed at the Grimes' home in Syracuse the same year. In pursuit of Roger's career in aerospace technology at Univac, the family moved several times until finally settling in Palos Verdes Estates, California in 1966. In 1969, Bobbe renewed her career as an apartment management supervisor for the Rincon Construction Corporation and then as a property manager for Babcock Associates. In 1985, Bobbe joined Marilyn Ginnsburg's property management firm, Grand House Management Company in San Pedro. She and Marilyn became fast friends where she remained in her employment for the past 25 years. Bobbe led an active and full life over her 86 years. She loved her community and served it in many capacities, receiving 35 community service awards over her lifetime. She was a wonderful role model who always lived life to the fullest and showed the way through example and action. She was always ready with a kind word and remained a passionate, hardworking and self-sufficient woman to the very end.Barbeur Grimes Wise was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by sons, Scott (Elisabeth) Wise, Andy (Lori) Wise and Brooks (Katey) Wise; daughter, Cindy Wise; and her six grandchildren, Tyler, Katrina, Eleanor, Ethan, Chloe, and Evan. Services will be held at 3:00 pm on March 25, 2011 at St. Peters By the Sea Presbyterian Church located at 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Peters By The Sea Presbyterian Church or Connecticut College. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 18, 2011
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