Velma Delores Perry



Memorial Contributions

The Bob Perry Scholarship Fund through Lowell Area Schools

300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331

Velma Perry, born June 26, 1928, a longtime resident of Lowell, passed away on December 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louie Baker, at the young age of 33; her second husband, Bob Perry; and her beautiful granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Goggins. Velma and Bob were married for 45 years and enjoyed camping and traveling. In their retirement years they drove their RV to Florida to escape the Michigan winters. They then decided to try something different and wintered in Myrtle Beach, but what Velma held most dear to her heart, was her family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Velma never missed a ball game, track meet, cross country meet, or any other sporting event. She was there for every band concert and Christmas program. Her door was always open if they needed a spot to wait until game time and had a snack or cookie ready to hold them over. Velma was known to bake cookies and run them to her granddaughters that were going to a cross country meet and would make enough for the entire team. The great-grandchildren brought her so much joy in these later years. Rocking a baby or having one sit on her lap, brought her so much joy. Velma is survived by her children, Ann (Ron) Wittenbach, Bert (Ruby) Baker; grandchildren, Kevin (Cher) Goggins, Chris Goggins, Andrea (Chris) Demsich, Courtney (Keith) Krebill, Jake (Meghan) Baker, Caleb Baker, Adam (Amy) Baker; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews which were all special to her. The family wishes to acknowledge good friends; Judy Eddy, Virgil & Carmen Roudabush, and all the ladies of her card club. A special thank you to her friends and care givers of Maple Ridge Manor, who filled the last 9 months of her life with wonderful care and kindness. Also, to Kindred Hospice and the pharmacy staff at Rite Aid, who always took such good care of her. Services will be held Friday, January 7, at 12 PM with visitation one hour prior, at First United Methodist Church of Lowell, 621 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331. Pastor Brad Brillhart, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bob Perry Scholarship Fund through Lowell Area Schools, 300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331.

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10 Responses

  1. What a great lady. I always was so happy when I got to see her. I enjoyed my time with her. She will be missed by me.

  2. Great Lady I sure will miss her coming inside of Mc Donalds and chat ! I didn’t know she was sick since we been closed inside for so long ! I enjoyed to chat with her and the Lady’s makes me very sad

  3. We enjoyed good conversations with Velma at church and seeing her in McDonalds where she often had coffee with friends. A beautiful and gentle soul who was a true Red Arrow.

  4. Our prayers are with the entire family at this sad time. We have many wonderful memories of this sweet lady.

  5. I so enjoyed our little Chats we would have while ringing up her groceries etc. at Meijer. RIH I will miss you.

  6. Aunt Velma as you assend the stairway to heaven into Gods loving arms. You will forever be in the hearts that you have touched. Your loving caring ways will forevever be winthin me. I will forever appreciate all of your love. Thank you for blessing me with your love. These tears Im shedding are tears of thankfulness for all that I have recieved from you. Your loving nephew Dan

  7. My heart aches for Ann and Burt in the loss of their mother. Velma was a true spitfire and was an amazing woman through the years of Ann being my BFF. We made many memories from when the kids were all young until hey grew and married. Velma was always there in support. RIP dear lady and I pray you are dancing in Heaven with Bio Bob and others who went before you. Until we meet again in Heaven, keep your eye on us down on Earth. Your love will always be felt by those you touched.

  8. There is so much to say about this beautiful woman. I grew up knowing she was just across the street from my grandma. You will be missed. Upon all, you lived a life full of love.

    Love, Sheryl Meeuwsen

  9. So sorry to hear of Velma’s passing… Velma was my dad, Dick Jackman’s cousin. I remember the old days when the families would get together at my aunt Jean’s house for holidays. Fun times they were! Velma was a special lady! Thoughts and prayers to Ann and Bert and families at this sad and difficult time…

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