Gavit, Delores B., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center. Age 75 years. The daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Dick) Keroson, Delores was born November 19, 1935 in New Lothrup, Michigan. She married Jennings (Gus) Gavit, her loving husband of 51 years, on April 18, 1959. He survives her. Delores graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and was employed there for several years. She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Carrollton. Delores enjoyed quilting, her flower garden, working puzzles and bird watching. Most of all, Delores loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband Gus are five sons and their spouses, Greg and Kathy Gavit, Freeland; Patrick and Marie Gavit, Covina, California; Dennis and Vicky Gavit, Alpena; Fr. Steve Gavit, Hemlock; Terry and Lisa Gavit, Saginaw; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Julie, Lisa, Hannah, Mark and Sandra; two sisters, Marie O’Toole and Adelaide and Norbert Meyer; several nieces and nephews. Delores was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Keroson. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 545 Mapleridge in Carrollton. Delores’ son, Fr. Steven Gavit, and Delores’ brother-in-law, Fr. James Gavit will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.