Betty Girard

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 29, 2005

Betty A. Girard, age 77, passed away Tuesday evening, March 29, 2005 at her home in Gladstone. She was born September 4, 1927 in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of August and Alice (Johnson) Sass, who preceded her in death. She was raised in Racine and graduated from William Horlick High School in 1945. On November 5, 1949, Betty married her husband, the late Adolph Girard. Together the couple made their way to the Upper Peninsula and eventually made their home in the Gladstone area in the early 1950

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    I woke up today with a heavy heart, learning of the loss of someone who has been so very special in my life. My Aunt, my friend and very often my mentor. Even though our very busy lives have kept us from being in touch as often as I would’ve liked, Aunt Betty has always been in my heart and always will be. Carol and Karen and families; I love you so much…I’ve always felt like the big sister, watching you grow…going on to have your own families. I’ve lost two people close to me in a very short time. I know they’re in a happy place and that Uncle Adolph and Dad we there to greet her with open arms. I will miss her so very much.
    Gloria Kohnert….”Glory Bea”
    Gladstone, MI

    My heart broke when I heard the news of Aunt Betty. All I can think of is all the time I spent with her as a young child. I adored Aunt Betty with all my heart. I cherrish getting to see her the last time I was in Michigan in September. Gave her a great big hug:) Karen and Carol your in my thoughts and heart! She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Love Aunt Betty always!!!

    Kelly Brunette
    Mesa, AZ

    I had the privilege of working with Betty for some time at the senior center. Here is a very caring, sharing, loving, lady. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and will surely be missed. I feel truely blessed to have known her. Rest in peace BETTY- you deserve it.

    Janice Clark
    Rock, MI

    How sorry we were to hear of your Mother death, Karen and Carol. We knew both your parents well when we lived in Escanaba many years ago and spent a lot of time together. They were such fine people and took us and our children under their wings. How happy they were to have you girls. We will always remember them fondly.

    Terri & Paco Tormen
    Lansing, MI

    Carol & Karen,

    Betty was a Marvelous Sister-in-Law & Friend to us. We were sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We always had Betty in our thoughts.

    Mr & Mrs Ray Gulbrandson
    Racine, MI

    Aunt Betty was the coolest! She had the biggest heart, and was so loving and caring all the time. I remember being with Carol and Karen alot when we were younger, and Aunt Betty always had goodies for us, cookies, cakes, cool toys, everything a kid wanted!! I am really gonna miss her. It will be different not to see her smiling face at family gatherings. She was one of the few who always called me Maria!! She was my Godmother so she called me by my real name. Carol and Karen, my deepest sympathy and tears are with you. With Love, Maria [MIA]

    Mia Maki
    Gladstone, MI

    This is one of the most difficult things I have had to write. I thank everyone who has touched my Mother’s life. She was a very caring person and took time to help everyone in any way she could.

    She volunteered her time and talent every day, whether it was at the PTC (3 years after I graduated), picture day at the schools, for the SERA club raffle, or senior center. These things really mattered to her, and it kept her going.

    She enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren, reading, shopping, and playing games. She would read to them for hours.

    She also did this with our family friends, the Stroms. Elin, Eric and Thad. These are the memories we have to hang on to, they are all great memories.

    We will miss her deeply and will never forget the kindness you’ve shown for Carol and myself.

    Gladstone, MI

    I have only known Betty since January of this year when I was hired as a driver to deliver meals that were cooked at the Gladstone Senior Center. Every morning when I arrived it was Betty that greeted me with a warm “morning” or some other similar friendly geeting. I found her to be such a nice lady to talk to. She would talk about her children and grand children every chance she could. There is no doubt in my mind she will be so sadly missed by those she loved dearly. There is always comfort in knowing she now is at a better place… a place where we all will go some day… and I’m sure she will greet me with a friendly “Good morning Bob”. Carol and Karen please accept my deepest sympathy. God Bless.

    Robert Mayra
    Gladstone, MI

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. It was so comforting knowing that Betty was there for my grandmother, Mary Knapp, for all the years they were both widowed……after losing my grandma in February…..I thought about Betty, and was thankful for the friendship she gave to my grandma……..GOD Bless Betty and her family.

    Brad Harrison
    Ferndale, MI

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