Friday, December 14

The passing of an Age.....

My paternal grandmother passed away on the 8th of December and I attended the funeral ceremony yesterday. I will post a wonderfully written letter by my oldest brother that captures some of the essense of Vo Hutson, and a poem I wanted to read that captures some more.........
My grandmother was the last surviving member of the class of 1929 from her High School......truly a passing of the age.....

December 12, 2007

Age 96, died December 8, 2007, in Howell, MI, of complications of advanced age. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Dear daughter of the late Fred and Hattie Lounsbery. Devoted sister of the late Audrey Richards. Dear step-mother of the late [beloved] son Ronald Hutson (Mary) and dearest late daughter-in-law Barbara (Roy) Morton.

A Howell native, she was the last surviving member of the High School class of 1929. Vola graduated from Western Michigan University in 1936 with a B.A. Degree in Education. She taught school in Hazel Park for 36 years. She had lived in Ferndale, and the past six years at Independence Village of Brighton.

Her passions were many, especially keeping in touch with old and dear friends throughout her life, geneology, scrapbooking, caligraphy, her adored cat and doll collection.

Survivors include her loving and devoted nieces, Rosemary (Dr. Wm.) Earl and Rainy (Dick) Kirchhoff, great-nieces Krista Jewett, Lucinda Samples and great-nephew Brent Earl.

Also, four [treasured] granddaughters; Lori Morton, Melody Benedict, Joy Shumate and Robin Boucha, and [loved] grandsons; Larry, Stacy and Jim Hutson.

Visitation Thursday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. until services at 1:30 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice.

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1 comment:

dutchtoo said...

I just received a link to your blog posting from Aunt Martha Matthews. I didn't know Vola but she sounds like someone I would have loved to have an acquaintance with. I understand we are distant relatives (Matthews).
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