5/8/1916 – 8/30/2012
Dorothy M. Girvin, age 96, of Stanton, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Sheridan Community Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1916 in Elm Hall, Michigan, the daughter of Julius & Lucretia (Morton) Marcy. Her parents and all nine brothers and sisters have preceded her in death.
On May 8, 1939, Dorothy was married to Foster H. Girvin and he survives in addition to their six children, Thomas & Joann Girvin of Lake Isabella, MI, Richard & Carol Girvin of Plano, Texas, Robert & Carol Girvin of Lansing, Gary Girvin of Milford, MI, Philip Girvin of Lansing and Cheryl & Daniel Fronczak of Lansing, 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Formerly of Lansing, Dorothy has been a resident of the Half Moon Lake area, Stanton since 1979. She served 25 consecutive years on the PTA of Allen Street School in Lansing, was a member of the First Congregational Church of Sheridan and also the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 5065 of Sheridan.
Funeral services beginning at 11:00 A.M. will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan, with Pastor Phil VanDop officiating.
Visitation at the funeral home will be on Tuesday evening, September 4th from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the Sheridan Community Hospital. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 8/30/2012 Susan (Rockafellow) Thomasson said:
Aunt Dorothy was always a cheerful and friendly woman. No matter the age of the person she was talking to, she made you feel important. My heart breaks for Uncle Foster and this family’s loss. She was the backbone and angel of this family. I will miss her dearly.
On 9/3/2012 John Carmody said:
Dorthy was a great Florida Friend. We will miss her dearly expecially on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Shuffleboard. I had the privilage of being beat by her on her last game. She went out a true winner. If there is shuffleboard in heaven, then I want a rematch someday Dorthy.
On 9/4/2012 Julie (Girvin) Rogness said:
Dorothy was my grandmother, so I was a very lucky girl. Growing up in Texas allowed my family and I to only see her once a year during the summer. She always made it a special week with her pies and cookies and hugs and stories, and of course, card games. Even from a young age I noticed her love for people and how she saw the good in each person. Family was important to her. She was happy and helpful and wonderful all the time. I cherish my memories at the lake house with my grandparents. And I cherish all of the ornaments, potholders, afghans, and other gifts I have that were made by her sweet hands. I will miss her.
On 9/4/2012 David & Joan Gardner said:
Dorthy was a very special person. She allways greeted with a smile. She will be missed by us but Greeted By Our LORD.
On 9/6/2012 Carolyn Greenman said:
Hi Foster, Since Mom passed away in November 1993, I miss driving her to Florida in the fall and then back home in end of March. While I was in the park in Wildwood, I would always see you and Dorothy. I sure miss doing that. I didn’t realize Dorothy was 1 month older than Mom. It doesn’t seem possible that Mom has been gone almost 19 years this November. I know Mom and Dorothy are together and getting caught up what has been happening in each of their lives and playing cards, etc.