LAYNE, THERESE M.
Therese Marie Layne, our loving mother, G-Ma, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital six days after celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born February 28, 1927 to the late Joseph and Agnes (Robinson) Sauve in Bay City and had resided in Essexville most of her life. Upon her graduation from St. Stanislaus High School, Therese achieved her Bachelor’s Degree and taught at All Saints High School in Bay City while completing her Master’s Degree (MSW) in Social Work. For over 20 years, she was employed with the Tuscola County ISD before retiring in 1987. Therese was a lifetime member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church), and the B.P.O.E. #88 Auxiliary. She always enjoyed playing Bridge with her brothers and sisters. A devout Catholic, her passions were education and travel. Once when travelling abroad in Europe and looking for a Catholic Church to attend for a Sunday Mass where the locals suggested, that she just “follow the people”. Low & behold, she ended up at the Vatican. Therese was married to Dwight C. Layne on July 31, 1954, who preceded her in death on June 15, 1987.
She is survived by her son: William “Bill” (Sharon Kozuchi-Layne) Layne, her daughter: Elizabeth “Betty” (Calvin) McCleese; three grandchildren: Ronald Steven Ardelean III, Jamie Lee Ardelean, William “Bill” Jun Layne; her great-granddaughter: Amiah Leigh Ardelean; her sister, Rita Poultney; her brother, Joseph Sauve; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers: Bernard, Harold, and Norman Sauve; and two sisters: Helen Michalski, Mary Moltane.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Therese will lie in state in church Monday after 9:00 am. Rev. Dale A. Orlik will preside and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospice (140 Elm St. FL 2, Wyandotte, MI 48192). Visiting hours with the family will be Sunday from 2:30 until 5:00 and 6:30 until 8:00 at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com
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