Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Lay

FORD RIVER – Elizabeth “Betty” Lay, 67, of Ford River, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the St Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

Betty was born June 30, 1946, in Escanaba, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Waltenbaugh) Belanger. She graduated from Gladstone High School in 1964. Betty was united in marriage to Patrick Lay on June 15, 1971, in Escanaba. She worked as a nurses aide for many years and enjoyed gardening, flowers, camping and loved her dogs.

Betty is survived by her husband Pat; three brothers, Steve Belanger of Gladstone, John (Jean) Belanger of Gladstone and Joel (Pam) Belanger of Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Maggie Mae.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Irene “Susie” Rowland.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Frank Scarcelli officiating. Betty will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.