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Betty Jean Armstrong

of Ann Arbor, Michigan, formerly of Chelsea, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Chelsea Hospital. She was born December 9, 1957, in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Osbie Hubert and Thelma (Bryan) Armstrong.

Betty attended Chelsea High School, class of 1975. She worked in the manufacturing field for many years, and spent her last few years enjoying life after her medical retirement. Betty loved sewing and glasswork (creating glass art) and clay. She enjoyed staying close to home and loved to cook for her family.

David Pochay

David Pochay, 52, died on May 10, 2022, in Keizer, Oregon. He was born on January 27, 1970 to Philip and Ellen (Peters) Pochay in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he grew up with his brother Philip John and sister Melody. David loved to organize and although he was one of the younger kids in his neighborhood, other kids frequently relied on him to choose the activity of the day. He loved karate, Mountain Dew, Dungeons and Dragons, GURPS and similar roleplaying games. As time went on, his interests expanded to B movies, computer games and some hard rock music. David loved fun.

In September 1984, David moved to Chelsea, Michigan with his family. After his daughter, Kelsey Ellen was born he moved to Garland, Texas.

Sharon Edna Davis

Age 74, died Thursday, July 27, 2023, at home. She was born January 2, 1949, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the daughter of Prentiss C & Hilda May (Weber) Davis.

Sharon graduated from Chelsea High School in 1967. Shortly after, she attended Foote Hospital’s three year RN nursing program before transferring to the University of Michigan where she obtained a bachelors degree in nursing and her masters degree is psychiatric nursing. Sharon briefly worked at Mercy Wood, but spent the majority of her nursing career at the Ann Arbor, Michigan VA Medical Center. In 1996 she attended the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA with her brother William which was an experience neither of them would forget. Sharon briefly attended the Chelsea Assembly of God.

Pauline Lillian Shaw

Pauline Lillian Shaw of Manchester, Michigan, age 97, died Monday, August 7, 2023, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born September 8, 1925, in Westford, Massachusetts, the daughter of William and Eva Mary (Goslin) Socorelis.

Pauline earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. She remained an avid Hawkeye fan.  During wartime she worked many jobs to pay for her education.  Later, she displayed her creativity and skill in sewing custom clothing and in home decorating. One great talent was in giftwrapping. Begun at a gift shop, her talent was wonderfully expressed as her family received beautifully crafted holiday presents. She spent many years in bookstore management at Oakland Community College where she enjoyed working with students, staff and faculty, especially those interested in art. Pauline continued to enjoy drawing and painting, most often in oils and water color, throughout her life. She also delighted in flower gardening, many types of music, and reading mysteries, crime novels, literary fiction, and memoirs. Her family, neighbors, and all those she encountered will remember her as a truly kind, generous and vibrant person.

Michael Timothy Lucas

Micheal T. Lucas, Age 71, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2023, at his home. He was born February 20, 1952, in Saint Simons, Georgia, the son of Albert Lawrence Lucas and Nora Irene (Larock) Lucas.

Michael was General Manager of Manchester Machine for 30 years where he was highly sought out for his specialized precision work of commercial machines. He was often referred to as MacGyver by many because of his ability to repair and refurbish equipment better than it was from the factory. Mike had a tremendous sense of humor and always loved a good laugh He was loved by many. At the end, Michael reached out to those most important to him so he could say goodbye.