J. Laurene Acton

Birth: July 19th, 1938
Death: August 20th, 2014
Age: 76 years

J. Laurene Acton, age 76, of Clare, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland.  She was born the daughter of Laurie and Janetta (Sparbel) Woodward on July 19, 1938, in Clare.  She married Larry Wallace Acton on August 30, 1958 and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2013.  Laurene had retired as a teacher with the Harrison Community School System, earning her Masters Degree in Education from CMU in 1978.  She had been a member of the Clare Jaycees, the Clare Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Club, had been a Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout leader, and was still active in the National Ski Patrol who had recently bestowed on her the honor of "National Ski Patrol Leadership Commendation" award.

Laurene is survived by her three sons, Larry (Donna) of Midland, Kirk (Ki/mberlyn) of Brutus, and Darren (Jenn) of Clare, her grandchildren, Duane and Jesse Acton, Brent Acton, Brett Acton, Lauren Acton, Amanda Nevils, and Alise and Alexis Cronin.  She is also survived by a special cousin, Caralee (Ward) Elliott-Goodwin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 25, at 1:30 PM from the Clare United Methodist Church with burial in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may meet with her family on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send the family an online condolence message at www.stephenson-wyman.com

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