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Jean Mary Rahilly

Jean Mary Rahilly, 69, of Newberry, died Sunday morning September 12, 2021 in the presence of her loving family and the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born November 6, 1951 in Newberry, Michigan, daughter of the late Peter and Phyllis (Villemure) Rahilly.  Jean was a 1969 graduate of Newberry High School, a 1973 graduate of Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics and a 1978 graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, receiving a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Jean was employed as an instructor in analyzing maintenance data at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, and later transferred to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio, where she worked in computer systems, war planning, and software until her retirement.

Following her retirement, Jean moved back to Newberry to care for her mother.  She was a member of St Gregory’s Catholic Church where she served as president of the parish council. Jean was an active member and treasurer of the Newberry TOPS group, and she was also a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Jean enjoyed golfing, bowling, photography, reading mystery books, and was a fantastic cross stitcher.  Her favorite place was Pete’s Retreat, the family cottage on Round Lake, where she spent time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Martin Nelson and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her siblings Ann Nelson of L’Anse, Kathryn (David) Wheeler of McMillan, Peter (Lori) Rahilly of Lakefield Township, and Tom (Jeri Sue) Rahilly of Newberry.  Jean was also the proud aunt of nine nieces and nephews, along with eighteen great nieces and great nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home, that will conclude with a prayer service at 7:30 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating.  Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials in her memory may be directed to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church for kitchen improvements or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 14 South Main St, L’Anse, Michigan 49946.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Clarence Henry Cameron

Longtime Newberry resident, Clarence Henry Cameron, 89, died Monday September 13, 2021 at his residence in the presence of his loving family and the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born July 6, 1932 in Trout Creek, son of the late William and Lena (Moffet) Cameron, Clarence enlisted in the United States Navy on September 8, 1950 serving during the Korean War.  While serving, he spent his 20th birthday in Columbus, Elan of Romania and spoke of travelling to the Equator.  Clarence was honorably discharged on July 12, 1954 attaining the rank of Quartermaster Third Class.

Clarence was employed as an Attendant Nurse at the Newberry Regional Mental Health Center for several years until his retirement.  Clarence was very proud to be sober for several years and an AA sponsor in Michigan, Georgia and Florida.  He spent many winters in Georgia where he was a member of Branches of Christ Church in Acworth and also spending time in Florida.  Clarence enjoyed bear hunting, CB radio, spending time with his family and friends and was a trainer of many athletes with the Golden Glove Boxing Club.  In 2018, Clarence was a member of the U.P. Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

In addition to his parents, Clarence is preceded in death by his spouses Betty Cameron and Marleen Cameron; siblings Frank Cameron, Beatrice Rayburn, Bessie Dean, Rachel Bell, Thelma Green, Orville Bell, Johnny Bell and Forest Bell; brother-in-law Gilbert Ross.

Survivors include his loving wife, the former Elvie Spinger, whom he married December 6, 2008 in Intercession City, Florida; children Kip (Jean) Cameron and Kevin (Jennifer) Cameron all of Newberry; step-children Lennie (George) Templeton of Acworth, Georgia, Philip Klix of Hawaii, Jessie Wickham of Florida and Curtis Klix of Michigan; grandchildren Jason (Stacey) Cameron, Jessica (Mindy) Cameron, Sara (Jarret) Cameron and Hunter Cameron; great-grandchildren Drake (Adrianne) Cameron, Aly Cameron, Devon Cameron, Wyatt Albert and Charlotte Albert with baby Albert expected; great-great-grandson Kingston Cameron; sister Hazel Ross of Florida; close friends Mike Kropp Sr. and Clifford Shigwadja.

Graveside services with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Navy Honor Guard will be held Saturday October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Forest Home Cemetery with Pastor Jim Duflo officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the U.P. Honor Flight, 7508J Road, Gladstone, Michigan 49837 or at www.uphonorflight.org in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.