October 14, 2019

Betty J. Robinson

Died Sept. 19, 2019

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Betty Jane Robinson, 89, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at The Horizon Senior Living in West Branch.

She was born Jan. 26, 1930, in West Branch to Delbert and Estella (Towner) Candy. Betty lived in West Branch for her entire life. She graduated from West Branch High School in 1948 and attended County Normal in Standish in 1949 to receive her teaching certificate. Betty was a retired school teacher and taught at Pleasant Hill from 1949-1953, Miller Country School 1954-1955, Geroy Country School 1960-1961, Edwards Country School 1961-1962, Rose City Elementary 1962-1967 and Surline Elementary 1967-1988. She attended Central Michigan University and received her bachelor’s degree in 1959 for teaching. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Branch, Eastern Star, Rebekahs and the Ogemaw County Genealogical Society.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Karen (George) Dickson of Boyne City; brother, Bobby Dean Candy of Mexia, Texas; step-grandchildren, Marianne (Hugh Pasika) Dickson of Oregon and Elizabeth (Ben) Levine of South Carolina; step-great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Harrison; sister-in-law, Linda Candy of South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; brothers, Delbert Jr., Bill and Allen; and sister-in-law, Barbara Candy.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in West Branch on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. Pastor Tim Dibble will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Compassus, Horizon Senior Living in West Branch or First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.

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