Marcia P. Collver, 94, of Wixom Lake, Beaverton, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 5, 2017, with family at her side. She was born October 10, 1922 in Lapeer, the daughter of Carl E. and Vera H. (Lincoln/Hart) Pinney. She was also the great great granddaughter of the founder of Lapeer.
During WW II she was a secretary at the GM Machine Gun Plant in Saginaw. She married her life-long love, Robert Collver, an Air Force pilot, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. on July 4, 1943, and spent the next 29 years of his Air Force career living in interesting locales, including Guam and Hawaii. Upon Robert’s return from Vietnam and retirement in 1970 they relocated to Wixom Lake. Marcia loved home, family, reading, Theater and traveling.
Marcia was preceded in death by her husband Robert, brother David and sister Patricia. Surviving are sons Kim (Kathy) and Chris (Cynthia); grandchildren Chris (Katrina), Marc (Jodie), Hilary (Jason) and Brian (Barbara); great grandchildren Cameron, Danae, Riley and Haley. Marcia’s family will greet friends at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from noon until 2 pm, followed immediately by a brief graveside service in Midland Cemetery. Rather than flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Great Lakes Bay Animal Society, PO Box 2891, Midland MI 48640-2891 or their website at GLBAS.org
“I will miss my friend and mom and grandma to my son Chris. She has been there for my family and me for all of our life's events. I have known Marcia for over 35 years. I could listen to her stories for hours on end. I have been fortunate to have known her husband Bob (Robert) when she wanted his attention and most of their extended family. If it wasn't for Marcia I never would have developed the interests and hobbies that I have today. Marcia has always been there for me. We liked each other and never tired of sharing our life's experiences. I loved her deeply and I will miss her.”
— Michelle Hisey.