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Betty J. Conaton
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Obituary for Betty J. Conaton

Betty Jane Conaton, 93, of Clawson passed away on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Betty was born in Springfield, Illinois on July 7, 1924 to Opal and James Maxwell. The family moved to Michigan where Betty attended and graduated from Clawson High School in 1942. At the young age of 18, Betty ventured to San Francisco to work for Bell Telephone Company during WII. When she returned to Clawson, Betty married James on April 24, 1948. Betty enjoyed being a stay at home mom, raising her sons, James and Patrick, until the 1960s when she returned working for Michigan Bell where she was employed for over 35 years.
Betty and James were married for over 62 years, enjoying many trips and cruises with family and friends. In the more recent years, Betty spent her time gardening, tending to her multiple rose bushes and enjoyed watching her 6 great-grandchildren join the family. Remarkably, Betty maintained and lived in the same house on Phillips Street for over 70 years.

She is survived by her sons James (Jill) and Patrick (Patty), 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

2

Feb

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home

705 North Main Street
Clawson, MI 48017

Service

Friday

2

Feb

12:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home

705 North Main Street
Clawson, MI 48017

Cemetery Details

Location

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery

621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, Michigan 48098

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