Becky Rosa, Class of 1938

Strong, smart and bold. In Rebecca Hudelson Rosa’s eyes, all girls should be inspired to strive for those three qualities. Becky was born Feb 13,1920 in Liberty Indiana but grew up in foster homes.

Around the time she started high school, she moved to Richmond and attended Morton.

The 1938 grad was active: the Quill club, Girls Reserve Cabinet, Pierian Staff, editor of the Quill, Dramatic Society, Booster Club, Mortonite, Block “M”, Activities board, College Club, Senor Prom Committee, and the Red Devil Pepsters. All of  these activities inspired her to always be involved with the community, and she credited the Girl Reserves Cabinet as her inspiration to help girls later in life.

She graduated and attended Reid Memorial Hospital’s nursing school.  She married Robert William Rosa on 10-29-39 who later died in 1995. Together they owned Rosa’s Office Plus, with Becky serving as corporate secretary.

Becky Rosa was a role model for youth in our community, serving with her husband on the Boys Club and church sponsored youth groups. She attended the First English Lutheran Church. Forty years ago she began the Girls Club, later known as Girls Inc. The girls meant everything to her. Becky’s daughter, Jo Ann Lucas, became the first president of the nonprofit that now serves girls between the first and eighth grades. Girls that may not have family support are enriched by the many educational activities provided in the North 10th Street building that Becky was key in securing.

Besides her love and passion for children through Girl’s Inc, she served the community through Wernle Home, the Lutheran Counseling Center, and Cope Environmental Center.  She served on the Lutheran Cemetery board and became a trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of America. She was a member of the Pi Alumni of Delta Theta Tau sorority.

In 1982, she was selected as the Altrusa Woman of the Year for Richmond, and in 1998, she was awarded the Wayne County Foundation’s Charles A. Rodefeld Award.

Becky is remembered for the joy she brought to  others lives. Girls who met her were inspired and she was generous with her time and wisdom.  She touched the lives of many young girls with her delightful humor and helped them to be who they are today.














































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