Sykes, Betty J., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and companion passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012, with her family by her side, at the age of 81. Betty was born October 29, 1930, in Carrollton to the late David and Helen (Conley) Faust. Betty was a warm and caring person, accepting anyone into her life and treating them as family. Her compassion affected many in a positive way and to know her was to love her. Betty was a bartender, barmaid, and cook for several local taverns. She was a longtime member of Eagles 4413. She enjoyed country music and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her loving companion of 42 years Don DeShone; her children, Gordon (Doni) Sedwick Jr., Dan (Armando) Sedwick, Ken Sedwick, and Debra (Randy) Wright; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister Adeline (Jerry) Hair; and the DeShone family. She was predeceased by a son Steve Sedwick and 2 sisters and 1 brother. The family would like to thank Home Hospice Advantage, especially Karen and Sue, and her caregiver Dee Faust for the wonderful care they provided to Betty. Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, September 10, 2012 at W.L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Family sharing will take place at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice Advantage.