Betty M. (Mast) Denton Parmer, of Jackson, MI, formerly of Dexter, age 90, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Arbor Manor in Spring Arbor, Michigan. Betty was born April 25, 1929, in the second house ever built on Buena Vista St. in the Old West Side of Ann Arbor, daughter of Walter & May Anne (Kleinschmidt) Mast. She attended Bach Elementary School until she, her mom, dad and big brother Glen moved out to Webster (Cottonwood Farm) when she was about 12. She then went to a one-room schoolhouse on the corner of Webster Church Rd. and Farrell Rd. and attended Webster Church, as has four generations of her family. As she grew older she headed into town to attend Dexter High School, where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She married Paul Denton and they had four children: Charlie, Paula, Laura and Tommy and raised them in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. She was the quintessential homemaker. She sewed beautiful dresses (for the girls as well as their Barbies), made great Sunday dinners, baked delicious pies, cookies, and cakes (she was an expert cake decorator), threw wonderful birthday parties, and sometimes she even made homemade noodles. She sang in the church choir and gave the neighbor ladies perms. The Denton home was the go-to spot for all the neighborhood kids.Read more ...
In the early morning hours of January 4, 2020, Albert Floyd Monroe, loving husband, father, grandpa and brother, passed away at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital at the age of 76. Al was born on June 24, 1943, in Pontiac, MI to Floyd and Marian Monroe. He was employed at General Motors for 30 years, working in skilled trades as a pipe-fitter, and finished his career traveling internationally, serving on a Quality Control team. He loved listening to and singing Barbershop music. Al was a member of the Big Chief Barbershop Chorus of Waterford, MI, and sang for many years as a tenor with the Four Wheel Drive Barbershop Quartet. He found great joy watching his daughters and grandchildren perform in musical and athletic events over the years. He was an avid sports fan. He loved watching all sports, but especially Red Wings hockey and U of M football.
In the early hours of Saturday, December 21st, 2019, Larry Paul Sivrais, loving father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor at the age of 65.
Larry was born on February 15th, 1954, in Cheboygan to Joseph Edward and Annie Mae (Elder) Sivrais. He was a merchant marine sailor for over 30 years. He had a love for the Great Lakes and a passion stronger than its raging waters. Larry had many grand adventures with his buddy Chris and plenty of great sailor stories to tell. He graduated from Mackinaw City High School, lived in Cheboygan until 1997 when he moved to Chelsea.