Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Ronald Dean Cavanagh, 64, of Harrison, died Friday, May 26, 2000 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin.
Born May 6, 1936 in Lansing, he was the son of Russell and Helen (Dorland) Cavanagh. He resided in Harrison since 1969, moving from Ovid.
Ron was employed with the Clare County Road Commission. He retired from the Michigan Department of Transportation with 30 years of employment and served as president of the United Technical Employees Association of Michigan.
He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and a life member of the Ovid Masonic Lodge #127 F. and A.M. He was also a member of the Mid-Michigan Optimist Club. Ron's passion was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles for over 46 years. He was also a member of the Gladwin First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his mother, Helen Cavanagh of Roscommon; a long time friend, Richard Merrell of Harrison; one brother, Larry and wife Joanne of Roscommon; one sister, Shirley and husband Martin Hyzer of Sault Sainte Marie; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29 from the Gladwin First United Methodist Church, Gladwin with Rev. Dr. Dean Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Riverside Township Cemetery, Riverside Twp. Masonic memorial services were conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28 from the Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison under the auspices of the John J. Carton Masonic Lodge #436, Harrison.
Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association or to Gladwin First United Methodist Church, Gladwin.
Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison was in charge of the arrangements.
Seneth M. Smith, 87, of Lakeview, died Friday, June 9, 2000 at home.
Born Aug. 9, 1912 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of James and Eva Greer.
She graduated from Gladwin High School, Gladwin County Normal, and Central Michigan University. She taught school for 40 years, 26 of those years at Ganiard Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant. During her teaching years, she was supervisor of student teachers for Central Michigan University. She retired from teaching in 1975. She was a lifetime member of NEA, MEA, and MARSP local chapter.
She was also a member of New life United Methodist Church in Lakeview, where she transferred from Winn United Methodist Church, where she had been a member for 45 years, moving to Lakeview in 1980.
Seneth married Marvin Ralph Smith in December 1933. He preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1995 She was a kind and loving wife for more than 61 years, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Surviving are one daughter, Eva and husband Steve Fountain of Lakeview; two grandsons, Marvin Lee and wife D'Ann Fountain of Six Lakes and Darrel Lee and wife Debbie Fountain of Traverse City; three great-granddaughters, Holly, Carrie and Kristen; one great-grandson, Alex; three brothers, Amos and wife Edna Greer, Melvin and wife Jeanne Greer, all of Gladwin, and Dr. William and wife Dee Greer of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Rae; and one sister, Velma.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Lakeview with Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the education wing of the new New Life United Methodist Church in Lakeview.
Youngman-McCullough Chapel, Lakeview, was in charge of the arrangements.
D. Duane Reid, 84, of Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, July 3, 2000.
Born March 11, 1916 in Hamilton Twp., he was the son of Orla and Della Lemon Reid. He lived in the Gladwin area all his life.
Duane married Evelyn Fanslau, May 7, 1944. They owned and operated Reid's Gas Station & Grocery. He also drove school bus, was a mail carrier, and taught public school.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Phillip of Harrison and David of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Elaine and husband Tim Walters of Harrison, and Kathy and husband James Walters of Beaverton; one brother, Berman of Gladwin; two sisters, Ruby Woods of Elk Rapids and Alberta Mielke of Utica; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the St. Johns Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Fetzer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and then at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).
Memorials may be made to the church or the American Heart Association.
Raymond Thick, 65, of Beaverton and formerly of Flint, died Sunday, July 2, 2000 at home. He was born June 14, 1935 in Flint.
Raymond married Mary Beckman, Jan 23, 1960. He retired from General Motors in January 1991 and was a member of U.A.W. Local 659.
After retirement in 1995, he and Mary moved to Beaverton. He was a former member of Davison Eagles 3589 and a current member of Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655.
Raymond was also a member of the Grand Blanc Moose Lodge 2344. He enjoyed woodworking.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Sandy and husband Kerry Hornung of Clio and Patsy Carter of Burton; two brothers, Don Crawford of Burton and Jack Crawford of Owosso; one sister, Sue Cuthbertson of Linden; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and his pet, Buttons.
He was preceded in death by his adopted parents, John and Grace Thick, and his birth parents, Harold and Gertrude Crawford. Special thanks to Mid Michigan Hospice nurses, Laura and Bridget.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Brown Funeral Home, Flint with Rev. Michael Snyder officiating. Burial will be at Flint Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Mid Michigan Hospice.
Virginia G. Boman, 86, of West Branch, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 at Alterra Care, Midland.
Born July 21, 1913 in Omer, she was the daughter of Henry John Duby and Maude O'Brien. She had lived in the West Branch area since 1947.
She married LaVern Boman, Aug. 29, 1931 in Detroit. He preceded her in death this year.
She and her husband operated the Tittabawassee Resort, now the lost Arrow for 40 years.
Surviving are one son, Lavern Max of Bay City; one brother, John Duby of Midland; six grandchildren; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Smelser; three sisters; and one brother.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch with Elder Roman DeColumna officiating. Burial was in Edwards Township Cemetery in West Branch.
Anne Morris-Clingan, 64, of North Brook Heights, Auburn, N.Y., and formerly of North Fulton St., died Saturday, June 24, 2000 at Auburn Memorial Hospital.
Born in Auburn, she was the daughter of Archie and Dorothy Darrow Morris.
She was a graduate of Auburn Central High School and attended Auburn Community College.
Anne was a published poet, with many of her works appearing in The Citizen newspaper. She was a veteran of the Women's Army Corps.
Surviving are one daughter, Cathy and husband Joe Skelton of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Craig and wife Nancy Clingan of Mt. Pleasant, and Joseph Clingan of Midland; two brothers, Paul and wife Mary Morris of Rocky Hill, Conn., and David and wife Sylvia Morris of Sennett; two grandchildren, Marti Gillis of Las Vegas and Christopher Clingan of Midland.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael.
Memorials may be made to Women in Military Service, Department 560, Washington, D.C. 20042-0560.
Langham Funeral Home of Auburn, N.Y. was in charge of the arrangements.