GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - Vera Eleanora Quick, 94, was the last surviving one of eight children of John and Josefina Steve of Dollar Bay.
She was born July 15, 1917, in Dollar Bay and died on May 31, 2012, in Green Valley, Ariz.
She graduated from Dollar Bay High School where she was on the debate team. She also attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she had a radio program for women in the late '30s.
In 1942, she married Harvey Quick from Des Moines, Iowa. They had six children; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
For 40 years, they worked in various Christian ministries in the Midwest. Vera moved to Arizona in 2006 after her husband died in Wisconsin, to be near her oldest children, Sharon Emley and Bonnie Miller.
Vera's father was a founder and first pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay. Her mother, Josefina died in 1919 when Vera was 2 years old, shortly after childbirth of the youngest child, Edith.
Vera's brother, John E. Steve, was a sports writer for The Daily Mining Gazette.
The family was a loving one, despite the loss of their mother, and Vera was a strong but gentle person. Her smile and beautiful blue eyes endeared her to many people.
She is survived by her six children: Sharon of Tucson, Ariz. and Stanton Twp., Bonnie, Cindy, Kathy, Jack and Jerry; a nephew John M. McCarthy of Hancock as well as other relatives.
Vera was cremated and her ashes will be scattered in the Keweenaw Peninsula.