In The News
September 19, 2018 - Waterpaw wins Aquascape Conservationist Award
September 19, 2018 - LETTERS – Devastation at Camp Sea-Gull?
September 19, 2018 - Celebrate the life of Boyne City’s Roni Fish
September 19, 2018 - Boyne City Commission meeting highlights
September 19, 2018 - Study says Medicaid expansion boosted financial health of low-income Michiganders
September 18, 2018 - #473 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 19
September 17, 2018 - Boyne police investigating church graffiti
September 17, 2018 - Gov. Snyder says foreign investment key to Michigan success
September 17, 2018 - Healthy Michigan waiver hoped to protect local healthcare
September 16, 2018 - U.S. Senate passes bill to update Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps
September 16, 2018 - Michigan Supreme Court October oral arguments
September 13, 2018 - Grant supports mental health tech in Michigan
September 12, 2018 - Michigan’s new way to explore 545,000 career openings
September 12, 2018 - Steps to safeguard your property during Boyne City sewer cleaning project
September 12, 2018 - UPDATE: Boyne water main still under repair
September 12, 2018 - Boyne woman part of ArtPrize; day trip planned to Grand Rapids
September 12, 2018 - Boyne City goals, parking, statue discussed
September 12, 2018 - Michigan’s new anti-fraud unit in Dept. of Insurance and Financial Services
September 12, 2018 - Cole lauds Boyne on being named Great American Main Street semifinalist
September 11, 2018 - Water main break in Boyne City

Obituary: Betty Lou Pettis March 26, 1932 – April 23, 2017

Betty Lou Pettis went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Boulder Park, Charlevoix, MI.

Betty was born March 26, 1932 to parents Roscoe and Bertha (Fraley) Howard in Chandler Township, Boyne Falls, MI.

Betty grew up in Chandler, attended local schools and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1950.

As a young woman, Betty worked at Gordon’s Restaurant in Petoskey and JCPenney.

Betty met and married the love of her life, Clifford Pettis, and raised four daughters in Boyne City- Boyne Falls area. In 1985, Betty retired from Honeywell Aerospace Co. in Boyne City.

Betty was a wonderful cook and she loved hosting Holiday gatherings for family and friends.

She loved sewing, crocheting, quilting and knitting.

Betty enjoyed gifting many crochet and knitted items for family and friends.

She also loved canning home grown vegetables, as well as making home-made jams and jellies.

Betty looked forward to visits from her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

She was so proud of all.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Clifford Pettis, four daughters, Judith Slocum, Jill Fiel, Jane Busch, and Joy (Jim) Raber, six grandchildren, Amy (TJ ) Caughell, Jessica (Craig) Cooper, Jenna ( Drew) Fazzari, Joshua Raber, Kati Komorosky and Corey (Kelsey) Busch, five great grandchildren, Ashley Caughell, Rachael Caughell, Thomas Caughell, Kenley Komorosky, and Fox Fazzari, brother, Keith (Jane) Howard, sisters, Inis Harmon, Judy (Stewart) Smith, Jean (Bill) St Amand, and Shirley (Francis) Hiar, sister in law, Nancy ( Eppler) Howard, along with many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Bertha Howard, sisters, Ruth Howard and Garnet Knapp, brothers, Roscoe Jr., Kenneth, Jack and Dean, brother in law, Ralph Harmon, sister in law, Winona (Burgess) Howard, and son in law, Harley Slocum.

Visitation took place at Walloon Lake Community Church, on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00am. Funeral service followed at 12pm, officiated by Pastor Jeff Ellis.

Related Articles