- March 7, 1926 - February 5, 2017
- Warren, Michigan
of Betty's Passing
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“aunt betty and uncle bob were fun people. Aunt Betty will be missed. Deepest sympathy to the DeGrandchamp family.
1 of 8 | Posted by: mary west - roseville, MI
“Deepest sympathy to Bob, Carol and the entire DeGrandchamp family.
2 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Lopiccolo
“My condolences and love to the entire DeGrandchamp family. Mamie will be sorely missed. I never attended a Christmas Eve at Bob & Betty's, but I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Louise Jannetta - MI
“We are thinking of you Bill and wish you and all your family the peace that comes from remembering a life lived well and lived full.
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rob and IV Blackwell - Perrinton, MI
“There is no one like your mom. You were so blessed to have her for a long life. My love to you & your family❤
5 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Filoramo - Bloomfield Hills, MI
“Aunt Betty was my godmother and a very sweet lady. I always will remember her contagious laugh.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dale Bujakda - Flint, MI - Family
“Dear Betty, whenever I saw you, a huge smile came to my heart, lovely lady. May you be in heaven above with MR. DeGrandchamp and those you love who...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Angel Ackley - Harrison Twp., MI
“She was a very sweet person, I will miss her!
8 of 8 | Posted by: Marie Liedel - Dexter, MI
Betty DeGrandchamp, age 90, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born March 7, 1926 in Wales, United Kingdom, daughter of the late William George Edmunds and the late Beatrice Mary (nee: Jenkins) Edmunds.
Betty came with her family to the United States at the very young age of two. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended Eastern High School. Following her schooling, Betty went to work for the Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company.
Betty would eventually meet and marry the love of her life, Robert R. DeGrandchamp in 1948. The young couple settled in on the east side of Detroit and started a family. Betty and her family were active members of St. Raymond Catholic Church where Betty was a member of the Altar Society. She would continue to live and raise her children in Detroit before moving to the suburbs in 1982.
Betty worked for over 30 years for the J.L. Hudson Department Store at the Eastland Mall. She worked her entire career within the linen department, a job and department that she loved dearly.
When Betty was not working her focus was cleaning her home, caring for her family, and singing around the home while doing her work. She was a diehard Detroit Tigers fan and also enjoyed visiting the casinos. Quiet time for Betty was usually spent reading or watching old movies. Her family will cherish the memories of shopping with Mamie and also enjoying her baked banana nut bread.
Mrs. DeGrandchamp was the beloved wife of the late Robert R. DeGrandchamp, and dear mother of Gail (Glenn) Berlin, Robert E. (Carol) DeGrandchamp, William (Barbara) DeGrandchamp, and Thomas DeGrandchamp. Mother in-law of Lorette Cordes, and cherished Mamie of Michelle (John) Leone, Brian Berlin, Lisa Berlin (Jash Chavero), Cristina (John) Murphy, John (Mary) DeGrandchamp, Danielle (Andrew) Smith, Kimberly (Charles) Winsor, Cheryl (Kevin) Chovance, Lexie DeGrandchamp, and Hayley DeGrandchamp. Loving great-grandmother of Anna, Grayson, Charles, Kameryn, Chasen, and Klayton. Sister of Joan (Mike) Lombardo, William (Judy) Edmunds, Phillip (Chris) Edmunds, and the late Trevor Edmunds, the late Robert (Carmen) Edmunds. Sister in-law of Gloria Edmunds.
Mrs. DeGrandchamp's family will receive friends and guests on Saturday, February 11th from 10:30 am until time of her Memorial Mass at 11:00 am at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Road, Warren, MI 48093.
Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to their website at www.stjude.org
Please share memories of Mrs. DeGrandchamp at her memory book above.