In Loving Memory of Becky Harris
Challenge Mountain friend and Boyne City advocate
Volunteer, community advocate, Boyne City Farmer’s Market champion, Challenge Mountain board member, and dear friend to so many…Rebecca “Becky” Harris will be missed throughout Boyne City. “Becky left a lasting footprint,” explains friend and Challenge Mountain Executive Director Elizabeth Looze.
“She put her full heart into organizations for which she felt passionate.” Significantly, Becky was involved in the Challenge Mountain capital campaign to secure funding and facilities for the Resale Store. Becky loved the Challenge Mountain Resale Store and furnished her home and the bakery with many treasures from the store. “She recently told me that she had a Challenge Mountain Resale Store item in every room of her New Hampshire home,” Looze shares.
Beyond Challenge Mountain, Becky’s contributions to Boyne City are numerous: the Boyne City Farmers Market, Food Truck Rally, fundraising for the newly renovated Veteran’s Park Pavilion, the public art project, and Gilda’s bakery.
Becky graciously requested memorial contributions to be given to Challenge Mountain. “This dedication is heartfelt and appreciated. Becky’s legacy will continue to provide adaptive experiences for those living with disabilities for years to come.”
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Sue Harris
April 18, 1953 – May 5, 2022
“Age 69, formerly of Owosso, Becky Harris passed peacefully Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the home of her son in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Rebecca was born April 18, 1953, to Maurice and Thelma (Nethaway) Harris in Owosso, Michigan. She graduated from Owosso High School in 1971.
She lived for many years in Boyne City, where she was an active community leader involved in the Boyne City Farmer’s Market and Challenge Mountain.
She moved two years ago to New Hampshire to be close to her beloved family, especially her three adoring grandsons, Harris, Griffin and William Sparling, who greatly miss Grammy.
She is survived by husband Tom Greetis formerly of Boyne City; sons Ben (Abigail) Sparling (three grandsons) and David D’Amour, both of New Hampshire; sisters Mable Reid of Owosso, JoAnn (Cliff) Haut of Trumbill, Connecticut, and Mary (Howard) Stone of Bemidji, Minnesota; brothers Chuck (Ada) Harris of Henderson, Nevada, Jack Harris of East Hampton, Connecticut and George (Paula) Harris of Lainsgburg, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
At Becky’s request, memorial contributions are suggested to Challenge Mountain, a nonprofit organization Becky and Tom supported for many years. Challenge Mountain was the first adaptive ski program in northern Michigan, established to enrich the lives of individuals living with disabilities through participation in skiing and many other year-round recreational and cultural activities at no cost.”