June 29, 2017

Betty J. Mucha, Died June 28, 2017


Betty J. Mucha
Died June 28, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY – 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 sixty-one years, Edwin; two children, Franklin (Sari) Mucha, 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; 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.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 with the Rosary 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.
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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:38 PM

    The greatest legacy Betty leaves is through the family that carries on her memory and spirit every day. The second greatest is the imprint that other people have received knowing Betty and her family.

    We consider ourselves the lucky one having Betty and the Mucha's in our lives. We became neighbors in Sugarloaf and a special place became more special because of Betty.

    From barbeques to Dick's to riding in the honey car to learning the lore of Lake Leelanau to watching fireworks in Leland or Traverse City-my husband and I adopted them as our other Mom and Dad. Going up north became more about seeing them than anything else.

    Our hearts are heavy and we are devastated with this news. We may be far away but we carry her with us.

    With deep sympathy and much love,

    Laurie and Paul Hayes

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