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Elizabeth Crozer, Class Sponsor
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Class of 1937
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Dorothy Adams Carscallen **

Catherine Bartlett **

Helen Bennett McPherson **

Doris Diebold Rea **

Jesse Embury **

John Engel **

Gladys Fach Beseau

Pete Hegeman **

Wanda Holly Decker

Mary Hunteman Fillipis **

Donna Kennedy Pray **

Dewitt Lucas **

Ermail Ludwig Sheppard **

Lila McGowan Swanick **

Phyllis Miller Harcourt Hack **

Fred Minzer **

Barbara Moore Carscallen Nichols **

Lela Norris Wright

Gertrude Parliament Halvarson**

Vance Priest **

Ruth Poling Cook

Grace Rosebrough Ehinger**

Roy Rosebrugh **

Myrtle Schell Gage **

Robert Sheldon**

Marion Sheldon Matthews **

Jean Shiel **

James Shore**

Nelson Webster **

Corintha Weeks Lam **

Minnie Wiltse Moore **

Raola Wise Laske **

Beverly Wolfson Eisenberg **

Harold Zettle **

Howard Chestnut

Dorothy Bowen Chappelle

Richard Dumire **

Frances Couture Mann**

William Husted **

 

DECEASED **

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Francis Couture Mann is listed as "deceased" in error.

Lucille Mary Miller Combs
Class of 1937
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Lucille Mary Combs, age 94, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home in West Branch, MI with her loving family by her side. She had lived in West Branch since 1933, formerly of Carleton, MI. Lucille was born to Thomas and Gertrude Miller on January 23, 1921 in Carlton, MI. She graduated from West Branch High School with the class of 1937, 

Lucille is survived by her children, Lorraine Engel of Perrysburg, OH, Charles (Lela) Combs of West Branch, MI, Donna (Ronald) Grocholski of Greenbush, MI, Dean (Linda) Combs of Perrysburg, OH, Patricia (Bill) Jonsson of Kawkawlin, MI, and Elaine (Raymond) Klosowski of Kawkawlin, MI; 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Combs; sons, Donald and Richard; daughter, Mary Jane; and granddaughter, Janette Wakefield. 

Robert E. Sheldon
Died May 9, 2012

Robert Earl Sheldon, 94, died peacefully at home Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Bullhead City, Ariz.

Robert was born April 14, 1918 in Paw Paw, and later moved to Ogemaw County. Robert graduated from West Branch High School in 1937. After graduation he attended the University of Detroit, majoring to become a chemist. He then married Dorothy “Dottie” Almas in 1940 and after he spent a brief stint in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, they lived in Detroit, where he worked as a mechanic and co-owned a garage and gas station.

In 1959, Robert and Dottie moved to California, where he worked for the Orange County Road Commission for many years. They retired and moved to Bullhead City in 1980. He enjoyed bowling, bridge club, and pinochle into his 90s.

Robert leaves his children, Robert Sheldon of Auburn, Calif., and Cheryl (William) Hawke of Orange, Calif.; grandchildren, Colin (Kathy), Kevin (Susan), and Victoria; and great-grandchildren, Talia, Kaylee, and Owen. He is also survived by his sister, Ardath Church of West Branch and Alford, Fla.; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dottie, in 2003; his granddaughter, Valerie; parents, Earl and Olive Sheldon; and sisters, Marian Matthews, Betty Bradley and Donna Rakestraw.

A memorial service was held May 19, 2012 at Dimond and Sons Silver Bell Chapel in Bullhead City, Ariz.

“Enjoy your life. I did!”

 

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Unknown Address

Dorothy Bowen Chappelle
Wanda Holly Decker
Howard Chestnut

DECEASED CLASSMATES
 
Robert Sheldon
(May 9, 2012)
 
Roy F. Rosebrugh
(December 8, 2008)
 
Donna Kennedy Pray
 (July 3, 2008)
 
William Husted
(November 16, 2007)

Ermel Ludwig Sheppard
(12/06/2006)

Dorothy I. Adams Carscallen
(2/17/1990-Age 71)

Katherine Bartlett
(1996)

Helen M. Bennett McPherson
(4/14/1984-Age 63)

Doris A. Diebold Rea
(10/9/1970-Age 50)

Richard Dumire

Jesse Embury
(1993)

John G. Engel
(4/29/1982-Age 62)

William Pete Hegeman

Mary Hunteman Filippis

DeWitt Lucas
 (1989)

Lila Louise McGowan Swanick
 (5/12/1984-Age 64)

Phyllis Miller Hack
(1996)

Fred Minzer
(1987)

Barbara Moore Nichols

Vance Priest

Marian Sheldon Matthews
(September 15, 2002)

Myrtle Shell Gage

Jean Shiel
(1998)

Nelson Webster

Corintha Weeks Lam

Minnie Wiltse Moore
(1987)

Raeola Wise Lasky
(July 8, 2004)

Harold Zettle
 
Beverly Wolfson Eisenberg
 
Ermail Ludwig Sheppard
 
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Donna E. Pray
(June 10, 1919 - July 3, 2008)

Donna E. Kennedy Pray passed away July 3, 2008 at the West Branch Regional Medical Center with her children beside her, she was 89 years old.
Donna was born to Fermen and Margaret Kennedy on June 10, 1919 in West Branch, Michigan. She married Warren “Pat” Pray on September 20, 1941 and lived in Mt. Pleasant where she worked as a telephone operator.
In 1990 Donna and Pat moved back to West Branch to build a home and retire. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church of West Branch and the Pleasant Hill Garden Club.
She loved her family dearly and enjoyed the many visits with each of them.

Donna is survived by her two children Robert (Judy) Pray of West Branch and Linda Bodo of Lapeer. Four grandchildren Lori (Joe) Woolworth, Lisa (Rocky) Ramirez, Shelley Bodo, and Sean Bodo. Eight Great grandchildren, and a brother Henry (Jean) Kennedy of Lansing. There are also many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Warren Pray, and sisters Doris Stephens, and Viola Adrian.

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William Husted
(August 28, 1917 - November 16, 2007)

 William Husted, age 90, of West Branch, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 at his home. He had lived in West Branch for the past 25 years, formerly of Ypsilanti.

Bill retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and he enjoyed the outdoors, baseball and helping people.

Survivors include his wife, Katharine Atkinson of West Branch, children; Billy Jane Smith, Margaret Husted, Robert Husted and John Husted, 30 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and his sister, Molly Chedester of Omaha.

No services will be held per Bill's wishes.