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Beverly "Babe" Bayne (Bovan) Strand

July 26, 1932 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 90)
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          Beverly “Babe” Bayne Strand, age 90, of Munising, died on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee following a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s dementia.  Bev was born on July 26, 1932 in Flint, Michigan, the youngest child of Orpheus and Lucille (Myers) Bovan.  When she was young, her mother died and the family moved to AuTrain to be closer to Gramma Doucette who helped raise her.  She graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1950.  Babe married Henry “Hank” Strand on August 5, 1950 and together raised their four children.  They were married over thirty years when he preceded her in death on May 29, 1981.  Babe lived at Powell Lake and enjoyed her home.  She was a wonderful homemaker and instilled strong values in each of her children.  Babe was an incredible seamstress and made many of her own clothes.  She could also knit and enjoyed arts and crafts.  Babe married Carl “Corky” Strand on May 11, 1984.  They enjoyed golfing together and were members of Eden Lutheran Church.  Corky preceded her in death on December 16, 2013.

          Babe is survived by her children – Bruce (Micki) Strand of Powell Lake, Robert (Beverly) Strand of Wetmore, Kathy Monroe of Munising, and David Strand of West Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren – Melinda, Melissa, Maria, Jason, Deserah, Martin, Ryan, and Brandon; great grandchildren – Maddie, Trey, Alice, Melody, Drew, Destiny, Camryn, Lucy, Josie, and Matthew; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Babe was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Hank and Corky, son-in-law Tim Monroe, and siblings Gilbert Bovan, James Bovan and Betty Lou Arnold.

          Services will be held at a later date.  

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July 26, 1932-November 17, 2022

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