Betty Marshall

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 7, 2012

Gladstone, MI
Betty J. Marshall, age 84, of 402 South 11th Street, Gladstone, passed away Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Sexton Adult Foster Care Home in Gladstone.
Betty was born October 25, 1927 in Gladstone the daughter of Romeo and Eleanor (Ottensman) Thivierge. Betty was raised in Gladstone and she was a 1945 graduate of Gladstone High School. Following graduation, Betty moved to Chicago where she worked at the U.S. Treasury Department until 1952 when she returned to Gladstone. Betty retired from the State of Michigan where she was the office manager for the Department of Human Service in Escanaba.

Betty was a member of the All Saints Church in Gladstone and a Reading Buddy for Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone. Her hobbies included gardening and golfing. Betty especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed.

Survivors include:
Son: John (Helen) Marshall of Colorado Springs, CO
Diane Carlson of Gladstone
Linda Marshall of Escanaba
Donna (Gary) Kalishek of Kincheloe, MI
Debra Marshall of Ashville, NC
Nadine (Gene) Sullivan of Kasson, MN
Colleen (Rick) Rusinko of St. Louis Park, MN
Valerie Marshall of Broomfield, CO
Brothers: Norman (Mary) Thivierge of Gladstone and Gordon (Sue) Thivierge of Greenville, WI
Sisters: Grace (Fred) Stewart of Oscoda, MI, Ruth Fairman of Ada, MI, and Phyllis (Bill) Cottrell of Royal Oak, MI
Grandchildren: Mark (Stephanie), Becky and Julie Carlson, Patrick and Dan Sullivan, Christie (Ryan) Guido, and Kylie Kalishek.
Great Grandchildren: Tammi, Ryan, Caitlyn, Tyler, Courtney and Caden.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Special friend of over 80 years, June Westgaard of Elmwood Park, IL

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Marshall in 1971, and 3 brothers, Romeo, Paul and Jim.


14 Tributes for “Betty Marshall

    I will forever remember and associate the 4th of July with the fun we had each year when we were growing up going to “Aunt Betty’s”. It always started with a “Come here yous” from Aunt Betty, followed by a big bear hug and kiss. The house was always full of kids, laughter, commotion and adventure. You felt at home the minute you walked in the door. Thank you Aunt Betty and family for all those wonderful memories. We talk about those fun times when we get together and share the memories with our children.

    Betts was the best mother-in-law any could ever ask for. She will be dearly missed. To my family of 21 years my sincere condolences. My heart is with you all in this time of sorrow.

    I am presently out of town and unable to attend Betty’s wake and funeral. Please know that I will be with you in spirit! I will always be able to hear, “LULU”, just the way she would holler it out your kitchen window as I walked by your house! 🙂 Betty was a special person that I truly loved! I thought that she’d live forever! I will miss her!!!

    I worked with Betty for many years at the Social Service office. She was a kind and caring person, always asking about our kids, knowing what was going on in our families and being the “mother” at our office – and she let it be known during hunting season that she loved VENISON!! She would take any donations! She loved her kids and grandkids and I know they will miss her very much. She was a wonderful gal – I treasure all those years working with her – my prayers and love are with you at this time. May all those treasured memories of your mom and grandmom help you through this sorrowful time. God has welcomed her with open arms!

    To the entire Marshall family, I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen, I remember so many slumber parties at your house and your mom always telling us to *quiet down out there*, and with that many girls it wasn’t easy, and Peanut making the rounds to make sure. Many fond memories of your mom.

    My heartfelt sympathies are with all of the Marshall family! I will be thinking of you tomorrow and praying for God’s peace and comfort to be with you. Sincerely, Kris Safford

    I will treasure the memories I have of “Aunt Betty’s house” I remember fondly hanging out with my cousins in Gladstone, Aunt Betty’s was the place to be. It was crowded with life and crazy at times but there was a love and acceptance there that made it OK. I always felt that I was welcomed and valued (even when I got in trouble). I am going to miss being able to be a part of that again, but really, I think we do have something like “Aunt Betty’s house” to look forward to in Heaven, only better (because I won’t be in trouble). Grieving with you all for your loss, praying for your family through this difficult time.

    Dear Linda and familySorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Keep all the memories close to your hearts. Our sympathies

    Dear Bec – Sending my condolences, love and prayers.

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