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J. Laurene Acton Obituary
Acton, J. Laurene; age 76; of Clare; passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 20, 2014; at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born the daughter of Laurie and Janetta (Sparbel) Woodward, on July 19, 1938, in Clare. She married Larry Wallace Acton on August 30, 1958 and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2013. Laurene had retired as a teacher with the Harrison Community School System, earning her Masters Degree in Education from CMU in 1978. She had been a member of the Clare Jaycees, the Clare Sorority Club, had been a Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout leader, and was still active in the National Ski Patrol who had recently bestowed on her the honor of “National Ski Patrol Leadership Commendation” award. Laurene is survived by her three sons, Larry (Donna) of Midland, Kirk (Kimberlyn) of Brutus, and Darren (Jenn) of Clare; her grandchildren, Duane and Jesse Acton, Brent Acton, Brett Acton, Lauren Acton, Amanda Nevils, and Alise and Alexis Cronin. She is also survived by a special cousin, Caralee (Ward) Elliott-Goodwin. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. from the Clare United Methodist Church, with Burial in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may meet with her family on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send the family an online condolence message at www.stephenson-wyman.com
Published in Morning Sun on Aug. 23, 2014
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