Kushion, Betty J., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved mother, step-mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 80 years. The daughter of the late Delbert and Edna (Newkirk) Brown, Betty was born October 9, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School and the University of Michigan. Betty married Rudolph J. Kushion on July 7, 1962. He predeceased her October 16, 2004. She was employed at Harbor General Hospital in Torrence, California as a medical technologist until her retirement in 1981. Betty was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She volunteered for the Saginaw Valley Blood Program, Saginaw READ Association and enjoyed traveling. Betty was a loyal University of Michigan fan. Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia and Clarence Ervin, Ann Arbor; four step-daughters, Connie Kushion, Los Angeles, California; Ruth Ann and Karl Schmidt, Saginaw; Susan Kushion, Saginaw; Catherine Kushion, Cary, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Michael, Nikole (Scott), David (Jenny), Jimmy, Casey, Jeremy and Jenny; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother, Dorothy Robinson, Lewisburg, Tennessee; Carolyn Otto, Saginaw; Delbert A. Brown, Starke, Florida; a sister-in-law, Shirley Brown; several nieces, nephews and special friends. Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Brown. Betty’s family extends their appreciation and gratitude to Oncology/Hematology Associates of Saginaw, St. Mary’s of Michigan staff and Cartwright Hospice Residence for the loving care they provided. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Mark Buckert will officiate with interment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Cartwright Hospice Residence or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. GO BLUE! www.snowfuneralhome.net