Rebecca A. Hunt

Our “Crazy Grandma” Rebecca Ann (Housler) Hunt began her life on April 08, 1953 in Charlotte, Michigan. She was the youngest of three girls born to Leon and Maxine Housler, after Sharon and Connie. Becky attended a one room schoolhouse where her mother was the teacher. She enjoyed helping on the family farm and tending to her horse, Lady. Later, Becky attended Western Michigan University. Becky began her world explorations while student teaching in Majorca, Spain. She graduated in 1975 with a degree in Education and later returned for her masters degree.
The same year Becky earned her bachelor’s degree, she married David Hunt. Through seven years of marriage and trying to conceive, they finally were blessed with a special baby girl, Chelsea. Becky and Chelsea traveled the globe together and Becky was a regular guest in Chelsea’s own classroom. Becky was a seasoned educator, principal, consultant, and writer. She led schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Malaysia. She had a passion for promoting literacy and mentoring young educators. The Crazy Grandma chapter of her life, inspired her children’s stories that were reflections of her joys as a grandmother. She also began a ‘Schools Around the World’ series showing others how children attended schools in different countries. Retirement allowed her to publish two educational books guided by her expertise in teacher training, staff development, and international studies. She continued to travel, and planned to spend the winters in Cozumel, living “the Bohemian life, enjoying culture, practicing my Spanish, and of course writing!” She was an inspiration to educators and grandmothers from Atlanta to Dubai.
On September 22, 2021, Our Heavenly Father decided it was time to bring Becky home. Rebecca was preceeded in death by her parents, Leon and Maxine Housler; her sister, Connie Francis; and her nephew, Jim Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Chelsea (Leslie) Adebayo, and their three sons, Mason, Carter and Sebastian. Also surviving are her sister, Sharon (Larry) Adams; her nieces, Jennifer Rottier, Stacy Poll, Kate Buchanan, and Sarah Adams-Powell, and their families; a host of cousins, loved ones, and friends around the world. She is deeply loved and already so terribly missed. Services were held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Woodstock City Church. A service will be held in the summer of 2022 as well, in her home town of Charlotte, Michigan.