Betty J. Sovey, 83, passed away on Monday evening, April 25, 2016 at Northwoods Place in Escanaba surrounded by her family.
She was born on June 27, 1932 in Escanaba, daughter of Victor and Adele (Johnson) Sundelius. Betty graduated from Escanaba High School.
On December 30, 1950, Betty married Grant L. Sovey. He preceded her in death.
Betty worked as a clerk at a variety of retail stores before her retirement.
She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo and cards with her card club.
Betty was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Among survivors include her children, Christine (Duane) Myers of Green Bay, WI, Susan Jones of Escanaba, Laurie (Mark) McGovern of Marquette, Sandra (Joe) DeMars of Wells, Tammy Sovey and Michael Sovey of Escanaba; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; brother, Stanley (Charlotte) Sundelius; two sisters, Jewel (Donald) Savage and Linda (Don) Westby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Grant, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Sundelius.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. A meal will follow in the funeral home lounge area.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Sovey family.