Elizabeth "Betty" V. Michon-Clancey

November 10, 1928January 31, 2019

Elizabeth “Betty” Michon-Clancey, 90, Duluth, passed away Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born November 10, 1928 in Duluth to Isaac and Lulu (McGarrity) Verville and was a Duluth Cathedral High School graduate, class of 1946.

Betty and her first husband Ernest A. Michon, Jr. resided and raised their family in Morgan Park. Betty worked many years for NW Bell as a long distance operator. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and in later years volunteered and served school lunches for the students of St. James. Betty was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, collector of lighthouses and MN Viking fan. Her eyes would light up when her grandchildren and great grandchildren came to visit.

Betty is preceded in death by husbands Ernest A. Michon Jr. & Ronald Clancey; brother, Russell Verville; sister, Eleanor Rogers; son-in-law, Jeff Jensen.

She is survived by daughter, Paula Jensen; sons, Mark (Judy) Michon, Bruce (Kathy) Michon, Tim (Cheryl) Michon, Tom (Renee) Michon, Terry (Kris) Michon; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The family appreciates the loving care provided by Essentia Hospice and Solvay Hospice House and a special thank you to “Nicole”.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 in St. James Catholic Church with visitation 1 hour prior to services. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Duluth. Please leave a memory of Betty or words of support for her family at


  • Paula Jensen, Daughter
  • Mark (Judy) Michon, Son
  • Bruce (Kathy) Michon, Son
  • Tim (Cheryl) Michon, Son
  • Tom (Renee) Michon, Son
  • Terry (Kris) Michon, Son
  • Elizabeth is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 7, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" V. Michon-Clancey

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Terese Foucault

February 4, 2019

To all my step family:
I am so happy to be included in all the Michon happenings, including Betty's birthday parties. She was frail and tired at the last one, but kept a smile on her face and enjoyed every minute of it. She lived a great life with great family (my step family). She will be missed by many. Rest easy Betty, you are now at peace. Say hi to mom for me!!

Paula Michon-Jensen

February 3, 2019

We have lost a great Mom, Friend, Grandma and GG. She would tell you your my favorite, but she told all of us that. She had no one favorite, we all were important to her in our own way. She loved her family and would have never wanted to change anything. Mom had a heart of gold which made our family rich.
I am going to miss her smile and laugh for many years to come. I'm even going to miss when she chews out her favorite team the Vikings when they would lose and her praise when they won.
Rest in peace Mom.
I Love You Lots,

Carol Miller

February 3, 2019

Dear Michons-

You were such a big part of our life on Beverly and at St. Margaret Mary. God bless you all.

Carol Minette miller

Mary and John Nolan

February 1, 2019

So many fun memories of sweet little Betty. We traveled around Ireland together twice, went to Viking game together in Tampa, even lived with her and Ron and Ernie for awhile. She and Ron stayed with us and always had many laughs. We enjoyed visiting her on our trips back to Duluth No matter what her age she was still like a cute little teenager who she always said was trying to get out. She was so proud of her family and appreciated all of their care and visits in recent years. We will miss sweet Betty. Love you.