TAMARACK CITY —Loretta M. Pascoe, 84, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on May 20, 2008, at Franklin House of Portage Pointe where she had been a resident patient since September of last year.
She was born on November 24, 1923, to the late William and Maude (Oakley) Staples in Hillsboro, Ill., the youngest of three daughters. The family moved to Detroit where she attended elementary and high school. She received her music letter upon graduation, having played violin for four years in the Denby High School Orchestra.
On June 26, 1948, she married Harold S. Pascoe and lived in Inkster, Mich. In 1964, Harold, Loretta and their two children moved to Tamarack City, owning and operating the Big Boy Market. Loretta also worked for J.C. Penney.
After failing health forced her husband to retire, Loretta cared for him in their home for the rest of his life. As a widow, she helped raise three grandsons and also enjoyed reading and crafts.
She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star Composite Chapter 448 of Detroit, Tamarack City Women’s Club and the TCVFD Auxiliary.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1984; and sisters, Ruth in 1955 and Mary in 1974.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Wendy) of Lake Linden and Pamala Haller of Tamarack City; grandchildren, Andy, Steve and Pat (Sara) Haller and Lauri, Susan, Tim and Joe Pascoe; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Loretta will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in the Plowe Funeral Home in Houghton with Rev. Bucky Beach to officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton at a later time.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 4 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
The Plowe Funeral Home in Houghton is assisting the family with the arrangements.