Betty's Story

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Betty Jean Mucha, 82, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Munson Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born Nov. 27, 1934 in Lake Leelanau the daughter of Roy and Mazil (McNeeley) Couturier. On Oct. 29, 1955 at St. Mary's Church of Lake Leelanau, she married Edwin P. Mucha, who survives.
Betty graduated from St. Mary's School with the class of 1952.
She met her husband at the Coliseum Roller Rink in Traverse City during the days of wooden roller wheels on a hardwood floor. Betty was an Air Force mother while Edwin served.
She was most proud of her apple sauce; Betty would think something was wrong if her family didn't ask for second, third or fourth helpings.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Edwin; two children, Franklin (Sari) Mucha and Janet (Bob) Maine; a sister, Helen (Harold) O'Brien; her grandchildren, Liza (Drew) Simpson, Lindsey (Clayton) Moe, Landen Mucha, Nicholas (Rose) Bostic, Lauren Bostic, Ryan (Maria) Bostic, Abigail Maine, Libby Maine, Matthew Maine, Frannie Maine and honorary Mucha, Anthony Maley; and her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Olivia, Ava, Lillian, Savannah, Cecilia, Elizabeth, Thomas, Charlie and Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a loving daughter and son-in-law, Terri (Thomas) Bostic; and her siblings, Rosalind, Leroy, Richard and Fred Couturier.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Lake Leelanau.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Schools, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653.
Condolences may be shared with Betty's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on July 1, 2017
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