OBITUARY

Betty J. Storm

November 13, 1924July 19, 2021

Betty June Storm of Haslett, formerly of North Little Rock, AR. Passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Betty was born on November 13, 1924 in Detroit. She moved to Lansing as a young girl. She graduated from Lansing Central.

She met the love of her life, Bob on a blind date. They married June 1, 1947.

Betty and Bob enjoyed 68 and a half years of wedded bliss, before he passed away in January of 2016. They had two children, a daughter Suzanne Savage and a son Robert Alan Storm, who proceeded her in death on March 23, 2018.

Betty started working at Oldsmobile for a couple years before landing her career job at Graybar Electric in Lansing. In 1974 Bob's company, John Bean, FMC closed their plaint in Lansing to relocate in Conway AR, taking Bob and a few others with them. Betty was fortunate enough to transfer to Graybar in Little Rock. Originally Betty and Bob planed to stay for six (6) years but they ended up staying for thirty-eight (38). Betty retired from Graybar in 1988 in Arkansas.

During the time Betty was in Arkansas she was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary and LaFemmes 8 et 40. Both Betty and Bob attended many conventions and traveled to almost every state in the union. They volunteered at the VA Hospital and Children's Hospital. Both Betty and Bob received recognition from President Clinton for performing 1,000 hours of volunteer services.

Betty was an avid bowler in both Michigan and Arkansas and enjoyed her bridge club in Michigan.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Bob, son Robert Alan, sister Louise Williams, and grandsons, Brett Alan Savage and Aaron Jon Savage.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Savage of Haslett, grandson, Christopher Savage and wife Jennifer Savage of East Lansing; her great grandchildren Stacy Elliott, Nikkole Susdorf, Shelby Savage, Alexander Lombardo, Shane Savage and wife, Arianna, Carter Alan Savage, and all her great and great-great-grandchildren of her heart.

The family will receive loved ones on Saturday July 31, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm, Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing, MI with the service on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 2 pm with one hour visitation prior. Interment on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary in Haslett.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Darin Boyd

July 24, 2021

I always enjoyed visiting with Betty and the Elks’s she would share her childhood stories. She was a true American and I would hang on every word. Greatest generation! Every time I see Michigan State her and Bob come to mind. God bless the family. Darin Boyd North Little Rock.

Biography

Betty June Storm of Haslett, formerly of North Little Rock, AR. Passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Betty was born on November 13, 1924 in Detroit. She moved to Lansing as a young girl. She graduated from Lansing Central.

She met the love of her life, Bob on a blind date. They married June 1, 1947.

Betty and Bob enjoyed 68 and a half years of wedded bliss, before he passed away in January of
2016. They had two children, a daughter Suzanne Savage and a son Robert Alan Storm, who proceeded her in death on March 23, 2018.

Betty started working at Oldsmobile for a couple years before landing her career job at Graybar Electric in Lansing. In 1974 Bob's company, John Bean, FMC closed their plaint in Lansing to relocate in Conway AR, taking Bob and a few others with them. Betty was fortunate enough to transfer to Graybar in Little Rock. Originally Betty and Bob planed to stay for six (6) years but they ended up staying for thirty-eight (38). Betty retired from Graybar in 1988 in Arkansas.

During the time Betty was in Arkansas she was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary and LaFemmes 8 et 40. Both Betty and Bob attended many conventions and traveled to almost every state in the union. They volunteered at the VA Hospital and Children's Hospital. Both Betty and Bob received recognition from President Clinton for performing 1,000 hours of volunteer services.

Betty was an avid bowler in both Michigan and Arkansas and enjoyed her bridge club in Michigan.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Bob, son Robert Alan, sister Louise Williams, and grandsons, Brett Alan Savage and Aaron Jon Savage.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Savage of Haslett, grandson, Christopher Savage and wife Jennifer Savage of East Lansing; her great grandchildren Stacy Elliott, Nikkole Susdorf, Shelby Savage, Alexander Lombardo, Shane Savage and wife, Arianna, Carter Alan Savage, and all her great and great-great-grandchildren of her heart.





I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following that path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much
Good times, good friends,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free!