Cameron Mary Lacy died at home on Nov. 9, 2017. She was the third child of Harry and Bessie Cook, born on April 20, 1946.
She worked for many years in the Antrim County court system and was 86th District Court Clerk/Magistrate. Upon retirement she sold real estate for some years after. That tells you what she did, but not who she was.
Cam loved vocal music, especially performing. She was a long-time member of the Sweet Adelines chapter in Traverse City and sang tenor with a barbershop quartet. She was choir director for many years at the Bellaire Methodist Church and more recently at the Church in the Hills.
She was community-minded. She belonged to the Lioness Club, led a Weight Watchers group, sang in the Community Choir, acted in local community theatre and was on the board of Canvassers.
Cam was a wife and mother, a grandmother and great-grandmother. While married to Morris Bates she gave birth to son, Erik, and just a few years later she became "mom" to a niece and nephew who joined the family. Those three children grew up to give her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
As loving wife to second husband, Bruce Lacy, she was at a point where they could do some traveling, a trip to Europe, the West Coast, Florida and Canada. She finished a bachelor's degree in business, driving to Traverse City in every kind of weather Michigan can come up with. They adopted two adored and completely spoiled cats who pretty much rule the roost.
She was a loyal and loving sister in her blended family when Harry Cook married Carolyn Crittenden in 1958, and four more siblings joined the two she already had. For years she hosted the family Christmas Eve gathering, gamely adding more tables and chairs as the siblings married and multiplied and her children did the same.
She is survived by husband, Bruce; sons, Erik (Brooke) Bates and Bill (Patricia) Drollinger; daughter, Kim Cannon; brother, Ron (Corey) Crittenden; sisters, Endl Crane, Caren (Rick) Culver and Jeri (Marty Lima) Crittenden; and sister-in-law, Sue Chevalier. Step children include Allen (Brenda) Lacy, Tamara Lacy, Richard (Beth) Lacy, Steve Lacy, Leo Lacy Jr. and Timothy Lacy,
A memorial service is planned for April 21, 2018 at the Church in the Hills Presbyterian Church.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Bellaire Public Library or Bellaire Community Food Pantry.
Published on November 17, 2017