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Mary Noreen Brown

Mary Noreen Brown, 88, of Port Huron, died Saturday, June 30,
2001 in Marwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long
illness. 

She was born June 9, 1913 in Port Huron to the late Frank J.
and Reseda Rose "Dida" Mara. 

She was a resident of the Mercy Marydale Center in Port Huron
for more than 26 years. 

She helped to prepare the altar and for more than 15 years she
led the rosary in the lounge at the church, said Sister Ann
Christine Charron, center administrator. She was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was a 1931 graduate of the
former St. Stephen School in Port Huron. Nothing in life was
more important to Noreen than her faith and her family. Though
her lot in life was filled with much sorrow and suffering, she
never, ever complained. Her only wish in life was happiness for
those she loved. 

Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. John F. "Jerry"
(Joan L.) Brown of Port Huron; and a daughter, Dr. and Mrs.
Bruce T. (Mary Paul) Stubbs of Ann Arbor; seven grandchildren,
Jeffrey L. Brown, Jody N. Nicholas, Jeri Lynn Towsley, Bruce,
Tim and Kirk Stubbs and Colleen Morche'; 14
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean I. Ryan of Port Huron and
Frances M. Muldoon of Boca Raton, FL; and many cherished
and close loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski, pastor,
will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the
church. 

Pallbearers will be Bruce T. Stubbs Jr. of Plymouth, Michael F.
"Mickey" Kiernan of Davison, Robert P. Ryan of St. Clair
Shores, Michael J. Ryan of Troy, Frederick L. "Bud" Green of
Marysville and Ralph W. Polovich of Port Huron. 

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Marwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1300
Beard St., or the Mercy Marydale Center, 3147 10th Ave., both
in Port Huron. 

Funeral arrangements were made by the Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home in Port Huron. 

Sally Ann Martin

Sally Ann Martin, 68, of Port Huron died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in her home
after a long illness. 

She was born July 7, 1932, in Oneida, Tenn., to the late William and Gertrude
Bowling Taylor. 

Mrs. Martin worked for Riverside Metals for 18 years. 

She liked fishing and bingo, and loved to gamble. 

She is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Debbie) Martin, William
Charles Martin and Donald Martin, all of Port Huron; seven grandchildren,
Shelly Brooks, and James, Dawn, Kelly, Elizabeth, Donald Jr. and Kathleen
Martin; six great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Artie)
Kotzke, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Anna) Losey, all of Port Huron, and Mr. and Mrs.
Joe (Martha) Sanchez of Marine City; and two brothers, Del Taylor of Port
Huron and Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Diane) Taylor of Florida. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Silas and Marion Lee Taylor, and
a sister, Lois Ainsworth. 

Visitation will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. The Rev. Lucy B. Pelc will officiate. 

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider the
American Cancer Society. 

Barbara J. Teeple

Barbara J. Teeple, 76, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, June 26,
2001 in Port Huron Hospital following a short illness. 

She was born Dec. 16, 1924 in Detroit, the daughter of the late
William and Violia Wiese. She married Donald Teeple. He died
in 1989. 

She was well known for working at Blue Water Bowl for over 20
years. 

She is survived by her children, Karl (Patty) Wiese, Donald,
Robert and David Teeple; several grandchildren; one great
grandchild; many special friends at the Cab Co. and a special
friend, Nancy Howey. 

Private services will take place. The Rev. Frederick Neuman,
Pastor of North Street United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Port Huron Hospital Foundation.

Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634
Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. 

Homer L. Melat

Homer L. Melat, age 70 of Goodells, died unexpectedly June 27,
2001 in River District Hospital. 

He was born November 2, 1930 in Franklin, Pa., to the late Neal
and Alice Melat. He married Phyllis Ginter on Sept. 8, 1952 in
Goodells. 

He graduated from Rockland High School in Pennsylvania. He
was a Korean War Veteran and retired from New Haven
Foundry. He was an active sportsman and a member of the
Blue Water Sportsman Association. He was also a member of
various Black Powder Muzzle Loading Clubs in the area. 

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Melat of Goodells; daughter,
Janis Melat of Goodells; daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and
Jeff Liston of Great Falls, Mont., and Lorie and Scott Green of
Milan, Mich.; and four grandsons. 

Memorials services will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634
Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. 

Grant W. Stewart

Grant W. Stewart, of Port Huron, died Thursday, June 28, 2001
of pneumonia. 

He was born Feb. 16, 1937 in Yale, to the late Walter and Edna
Steward. 

During his years as a young adult, he was a sailor on the
freighters of the Great Lakes, but most of his family and friends
will remember the years he spent as a brick mason in the local
area. His love for his trade was recounted in the stories he told
of helping to build the McMorran Tower, Buff's Car Wash and
St. Edwards Catholic Church. He was especially proud of the
altar he helped create there. 

He was a life long fan of professional football and of country
music and the stories they tell. Both of these loves brought him
a great deal of pleasure. 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark
Bowen of Port Huron; his daughter, Sharon Stewart and her
fiancé, Joe Posey of East China Township; his son and
daughter-in-law, Scott and Kathy Stewart of Fenton; two
grandchildren, Andrew and Kimberly Bowen; one
step-grandson, Parker Woods; sister, Janet and the late Ted
Andrews; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Irene
Steward and Robert and Karen Steward; and several nieces
and nephews. 

Grant will also be missed by those who cared for his needs
over the past several years, especially Mr. Bob Hepting. 

Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634
Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider M.A.D.D. (Mother's Against Drunk Driving). 

"You are resting peacefully...in our minds and hearts." 

Lawrence G. Heimbach

Lawrence "Larry" Gregory Heimbach, 61, of Port Huron, died
Friday, June 29, 2001. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1940 in Detroit, the son of the late
Catherine Heimbach and Lawrence and Mary Heimbach. 

He was a retired Laborer with Local 463 of Michigan. He was a
Veteran serving in the Air Force and a member of the American
Legion. 

He is survived by his children, Stephanie (Keith) MacNeil and
Jacob "Chuck" and Kim Heimbach, all of Port Huron and Hilary
Heimbach and her fiance' Paul Richards of Marine City;
grandchildren, David, Tyler and Jared MacNeil, Carter and Ian
Jacob Heimbach and Austin Richards; brothers, Jacob
Heimbach of Florida, Walter (Clara) Heimbach of Port Huron
and Joseph Heimbach of Florida; sisters, Ann (Alex) Chisholm
of Florida and Mary (Larry) Strahler of Arizona; several nieces,
nephews and cousins; a very special cousin, John (Linda)
Pollock of Southfield; and many dear friends. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Olie. 

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001 in
Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. Pastor
Don Sperling will officiate. 

Visiting hours are 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice. 

Mary Burnham

Mary Burnham, 82, of Port Huron died Saturday, June 30, 2001,
in Marwood Nursing and Rehab Center after a long illness. 

She was born May 15, 1919, in Croswell to Clara Ross
Burnham and the Hon. State Legislator Charles F. Burnham Sr.

Mary moved to Port Huron in 1958 where, as a homemaker,
she had resided for the past 43 years. 

She was a lifelong member of the Christian Mothers and Guild;
a former member of the Daughters of Isabella; a member of
Mary Glade Guild of PIME Fathers; and was a lifelong member
of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her loving caregiver and sister, Louise Clara
DiDuca; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and
great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Clara and
Charles F. Burnham Sr.; sisters, Catherine Fenner and
Margaret Remick; brother, Charles F. Burnham Jr.;
sister-in-law, Anna Burnham; and brothers-in-law, Gus Remick,
Dick Fenner and Albert A. DiDuca. 

A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic
Church. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, pastor, will officiate. 

Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Jeddo. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Thursday. 

Steve DiDuca, Brian DiDuca, Joe Fenner, Tim Fenner, Jason
Blanchard and Richard Fenner, all nephews of Ms. Burnham,
will be pallbearers. 

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Judith Anne Dallier

Judith Anne Dallier, 59, of Port Huron died Monday, July 2, 2001,
in Port Huron Hospital. 

She was born April 17, 1942, in Mount Clemens to Floyd and
Mary Erskine Thornley. 

Mrs. Dallier was a licensed practical nurse at Martha T. Berry
Nursing Facility in Mount Clemens. 

She was a very artistic person who enjoyed painting, writing
poetry and reading. She also was a naturalist who loved and
cared for many animals. 

She is survived by a son, Frank Dallier, and a daughter and
son-in-law, Mary and Alan O'Neil, all of London, Ontario; three
grandchildren, Alice, Nicholas and Ian; her mother, Mary "Sis"
Thornley of Port Huron; a sister, Heidi Thornley and her
husband, Kris Wisniewski, of Lansing; two brothers and
sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Thornley of Howell and Arthur
Thornley and Michele Banjanin of Brooklyn; a brother-in-law,
Richard Foster of Port Huron; and several nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd; a sister,
Margaret "Peg" Foster; and a son, George. 

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Amy Lee Terhune of
First United Methodist Church will officiate. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
con-sider the American Lung Association or Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)

Dorothy M. Johnston

Dorothy M. Johnston, 96, of Gallup, N.M., formerly of Port Huron,
died Friday, June 29, 2001. 

She was born Dec. 13, 1904, in Pendelton, Ontario, to the late Herbert
and Matilda Woods Shane. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Paula) Garcia
of Gallup, N.M. and Mr. and Mrs. F. John (Marion) Sari of
Winston-Salem, N.C.; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Mary) Johnston
of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Johnston of Port
Huron; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grand- children. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Johnston; a son,
David Johnston; three brothers, Howard, Keith and Lindsey Shane;
and a sister, Marion Smith. 

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Paul David Johnston will officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. 

Lorna A. Burns

Mrs. Lorna Agnes Burns, 93, of North Street went home to be
with the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in her home. 

She was born June 22, 1908, in Port Huron to the late John J.
and Agnes Forrester Cook. 

She married Robert Lyle Burns on Sept. 29, 1926, in Port
Huron. He died July 25, 1987. 

Mrs. Burns was a longtime member of Court Street Baptist
Church and was currently a member of Sparlingville Baptist
Church. 

She enjoyed her grand- children, playing the organ and
gardening. 

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Carol Reed; three
grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Maffit, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin (Bonnie) Tait, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Reed,
all of North Street; five great-grandchildren, Jeffery Whittaker of
Fraser, Nathan Whittaker of Battle Creek, Sara Weston of North
Street, Carrie Farnsworth of Marysville and Jason Reed of
North Street; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret French
and Alice Hall, and a son-in-law, Edward J. Reed. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be noon Friday, July 6, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Thomas
Brennan of Sparlingville Baptist Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Ruby Cemetery, Clyde Township. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Sparlingville Baptist Church. 

Harold E. Fogarty

Mr. Harold Edgar Fogarty, 91, of Port Huron, died
Wednesday, July 4, 2001.

He was born January 18, 1910 in Port Huron to the late
William and Pauline (Krause) Fogarty. He married Marie Shagena
January 9, 1931 in Angola, Indiana. She died March 14, 1992. Mr.
Fogarty was a supervisor with the Aikman Bread Company.

He is survived by a daughter, Carole Westbrook of Port
Huron; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. (Marilyn) Fogarty of Yale;
eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great
grandchildren; a sister, Blanche of Detroit and several nieces &
nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and George
Fogarty; and a son-in-law, John M. Westbrook.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the
memorial service at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 9, 2001 in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Willard Williams will
officiate.

Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Lakeside
Cemetery, Port Huron.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Marie Fogarty LPN Scholarship Fund at Port Huron
Hospital. 

Jillian Clare Barden

Jillian Clare Barden, 3 1/2, of Smiths Creek died Sunday, July 8, 2001,
in her home after a courageous battle with leukemia. 

She is survived by her parents, Erik and Beth; a brother, William;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Jane) Barden of St. Clair and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred (Elma) Green of Burtchville Township;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Susan) Welser of St.
Clair; two uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Ethan (Nancy) Barden and Mr. and
Mrs. Scott (Jennifer) Green; and four cousins, Alexis, Kelsey,
Callahan and Gabrielle Green. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in the
Marysville Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in
Marysville Funeral Home. Beverly Hindson, chaplin of Children's
Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, will officiate. 

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider
Children's Hospital of Michigan.


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