Alice Betty Abramson

LAKE LINDEN – Alice Betty Abramson, 90, a resident of Lake Linden, died Monday, April 20, 2014, following a brief illness.

Betty was born in Jacobsville on October 13, 1923, to Minnie and Sanfred Marsy. She attended schools in Jacobsville and Chassell, and worked for a short time as a telephone operator in Detroit.

On May 11, 1946, Betty married Wesley Abramson and they settled to Bootjack to raise their family. Betty enjoyed living on Portage Lake, swimming, and taking care of her flowers, garden and large yard. She baked the best beer bread and delicious fruit pies, and put up pickled beets, “bread and butter” pickles and freezer jam; which were greatly enjoyed by the family. She enjoyed bowling for many years and loved to travel, visiting family and friends in California, Florida, Colorado and Minnesota; trips to England and Ireland; and Isle Royale, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks.

Betty loved being a mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family; children, Arthur (Rosella) of Boulder, Colo., James (Patti) of Schereville, Ind., and Mary (David) Swetich of Frankenmuth, Mich.; grandchildren, Gregg (Julie) of Whitewater, Wis., Patrick (Ann) of Boulder, Colo., Kelly (Phil) Stevens of Leadville, Colo., Christopher (Sheri) of Hainesville, Ill., and Jill (Martin) Bierlein of Frankenmuth, Mich.; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Wesley Abramson, Jennifer and Simon Stevens, Kendra Abramson, Mathew, Gavin and Tia Bierlein; and by brother, James of Duluth, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley on Febuary 14, 1998; and brothers, Jeremiah, Jack (Inez), Arthur, and Fredrick (Lori) Marsy; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Marsy.

Betty is dearly remembered by all who knew her as an independent, fun loving and caring person who was always there to support those whom she loved.

Funeral services will be held in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.; and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the funeral Service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, donations be made to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 527 Hancock Avenue, Hancock, MI 49930-9986; Phone: (906) 482-6944; website:

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