Alberta Jane (Padilla) Sayan, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. Age 70 years. The daughter of the late Isabelle (Wilson) and Stuart Johnston was born November 27, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Saginaw High School, Class of 1957 and retired from Stevens Tile Co. in 2007. She attended the First Church of God, Saginaw. She married Donald E. Sayan Jr., December 3, 1972. He survives her. Surviving besides her husband are six children and their spouses, Louis J. Padilla; John and Kathy Padilla; Joseph and Tracy Padilla; Linda and Stephen Gaertner; Angela and Karl Kirn; Venus Sayan, Mark Bentley, all of Saginaw; many grandchildren and great grandchildren who where the joy and light of her life; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Melinda Johnston; a sister, Bonnie Royal; brothers-in-law, Chuck Uribe and Archie Powell; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Uribe, Cora Sue Powell, a brother, Delvin Coger, and a brother-in-law, Harold Royal. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel in Merrill. Rev. David VanNorman will officiate with burial in Lakefield Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel in Merrill from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the family wishes.