Frederick, Betty Ann

Written by David Green.

Betty Ann Frederick, 71 of Sand Creek, Mich., died July 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.  

Betty was born March 4, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., to Woodrow and Marjorie (Detroyer) Reynolds. On Aug. 12, 1956, she married Charles Lee Frederick, he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2004.  

Betty was a valve tester with Sedco/Primore Corporation until her retirement in November 2001.  She was a member of Sand Creek Community Church and the Sand Creek Community Church Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, flowers, and fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed bird watching, Sand Creek school sports and University of Michigan football.

Betty is survived by three sons, Keith Frederick of Morenci, Mich., Kenneth (and Marie) Frederick of Adrian, and Kevin (and Dawn) Frederick of Sand Creek; one daughter, Kimberly Force of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Jamie Driskill officiating. Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or Sand Creek Community Church.

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