March 24, 1941 ~ July 6, 2018
Born in: Harbor Beach, MI,
Resided in: Littleton, CO
Becky passed peacefully away July 6th at her home in a room filled with love. She was born in Harbor Beach Michigan to Leo and Clara Roggenbuck. The 13th of 14 children she was raised on a farm where she learned how to work hard and many other life lessons she carried with her throughout her life.
Her time spent in a one room elementary school house undoubtedly planted the seed for a lifelong passion for learning. She loved her family with her full heart and was an incredible Mom, Sister, Aunt and Granny for both her grandkids and newly added great granddaughters. She had a deep interest in different types of people and cultures causing her to have a wide array of friends left heartbroken by her passing.
She married Richard Groll on May 14th, 1960. They had 4 children before relocating to Littleton Colorado in 1975 where they both worked hard and built a new life for them and their family. During her working years she had jobs as a seamstress and wedding dress maker, retail clerk, accountant, mortgage assistant and full-time mom. She went to college at the age of 40 and was then able to add teacher at a community college to her resume.
She was an avid gardener, quilt maker, reader, caretaker and far ahead of her time in healthy eating and living. When asked what to put on her certificate of death her children bemoaned that the title “Wonder Woman” was not allowed.
Never shying away from technology, she kept herself current up to last days and didn’t miss her daily Snapchat sessions to see what her grandkids were up to. Her sense of humor and quick wit will be remembered by all that knew her well.
Although she was not able to control the poison that took over her healthy body she was able to decide when she would no longer give it her energy or fight. It was a crystal clear decision that her kids knew they must honor as she had prepared them well. Her husband, Rich, passed away in 2011 after a long illness. She took such wonderful care of him and her spirituality helped ease the sadness then and now.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Parce (Littleton, Co.) who selflessly devoted herself to tending to her, sons, Steve Groll (Littleton, Co.) and Tom Groll (Dodge Center,Mn.), and daughter, Amy DeSanto (Pine River, Mn.) Her grandchildren: Jennifer, Stephanie, Megan, Samantha, Amanda, Charles, Andrew, Katie, Zoe, Miles and Nigel and great grandchildren: Aria, Piper and Layla Jane.
Becky requested memorials to Porter Hospice in lieu of flowers.