Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Mead, 86, of Grayling, passed away on January 15, 2018.
She was born on May 26, 1931, to the late Wilson and Mary Bedwell in Baltimore, Maryland.
Betty married Jack Alton Mead on December 3, 1949. They were married for 34 years before he preceded her in death in 1984.
Betty and Jack owned and operated Krumrei Beverage for several years. Betty also worked at Grayling Elementary in the school lunch program. She is fondly remembered by her family for being the 'rock' of the family and the love she showed to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed singing, playing cards, and cooking. Betty had an awesome laugh, spoke her mind, and was said to be spunky, feisty, and sassy.
She is survived by her children: Joy (Jim) Houghton of Harrison; Kathy Williams of Grayling; Steve and Carol Mead of Houghton Lake; Tim (Sally) Mead of Arkansas; Sam (Evie) Mead of Wolverine; Todd (Jan) Mead of Arkansas. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandsons, Steven and Clayton; great-granddaughter, Kinsley; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Funeral service will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on May 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.