Lucille V. Livermore, age 92, of Van Meer and Wetmore, died early Monday morning, April 9, 2018 at the MediLodge in Munising. She was born on October 29, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Fred and Fannie (Syers) Clement. Lucille’s family moved to Van Meer when she was a young child. Fred was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed away so Lucille and her mother spent a lot of time at her Grandma and Grandpa Syers’ home. She attended school in Van Meer and was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Lucille was a hard working woman throughout her life. She raised nine children and worked over twenty years as a nurse’s aide at the Superior Health Haven. Lucille also worked in the kitchen at Weiland’s and Apple Betty’s in Munising and The Hickey Grill in Shingleton. In her “retirement” Lucille worked for the Park Service’s information booth at the Bayshore Park. She received her driver’s license at the age of sixty in 1985, and she earned her high school diploma at the age of sixty-five in 1990. Lucille enjoyed playing Hub’s Radio BINGO, flower gardening, traveling, baking bread and the best pies ever, and blueberry picking with her lifelong friend, Art Bower. Lucille loved and cherished her family and she truly was content.
She is survived by nine children – Fred Livermore, Sr. of Van Meer, Norm (Mary) Livermore, Jr. of Munising, Edward Ralph (Carol) Livermore of Gwinn, Linda Greenwood of Toccao, GA, Nina (Art) Parkkila of Wetmore, Kathryn (Daniel) Pedde of Athens, TN, Paula Livermore (Ed Britton), Ronald Livermore of Van Meer, and Rhonda Livermore Hartman of Wetmore; twenty-eight grandchildren and ninety-one great and great-great grandchildren who loved her as “Grandma Lucy”; brother – Kenneth Sherwood of Marquette; sister – Pauline Gilbertson of Munising; former daughter-in-law – Terri Livermore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter - Sheila; former husband - Norman Livermore, Sr.; grandson - Joseph Decremer, daughter-in-law - Fran Livermore; sons-in-law – Gary Gage, Patrick Greenwood, and Gary DesArmo; great-grandsons – Ryan Parkkila and Daniel Doherty; and siblings – Jimmy Syers, Raymond Palmer, Norma Munn, Russell Sherwood, and Judy Lloyd.
Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Pastor Jason LaFlamme will conduct Lucille’s funeral service in the funeral home’s chapel on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore.