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Betty M. Maclam

May 6, 1940 — January 27, 2022

Family and friends will be gathering to share some of our favorite memories, our stories, to laugh, to cry and remember a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.  Cooking was one of her passions, so please bring a dish to pass and a favorite recipe to swap.  


Please join us in celebrating the life of Betty (LeClair) MaClam, May 6, 1940 – January 27, 2022, at the Lions Park in Hubbard Lake on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.  RSVP to Missy at 989-255-8575.


On May 6, 1940, in a quaint little house in Black River, God blessed Dolph and Florence LeClair with one of his finest works of art, their first-born child, Betty May LeClair.

She was a lady filled with zest and passion for life, love and devotion for her family including her friends fur babies and all of God’s other little creations no matter how big or small, or whether they flew, walked, or crawled. 

Cooking and canning were her works of art and her many flavorful creations were enjoyed by all that came to visit.  We all have our favorite dishes she made, but canned pickles, chili, and cheesecake will always remind us of the beautiful, heartwarming lady that once prepared them for us. 

We were all so blessed to have her as a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and best friend. 

On January 27, 2022, she returned to God, her original creator. 

To say she will be deeply missed is an understatement.  She has left everyone that knew and loved her with beautiful memories and life lessons that will last a lifetime. 

Betty is survived by two sons, Fred (Karen) Hering of Hubbard Lake, Nicholas (Vanessa) Hering of Ohio, two daughters, Tammy (Eric) North of Colorado, and Missy (Dan) McCallum of Ossineke, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, two stepchildren, Gary Maclam Jr., and Mark Maclam, two sisters, Eva (Doug) Allyn of Montrose, and Marinda Martinez of Black River, one stepbrother, Angel (Eva) Martinez of Bay City, as well as several nieces and nephews, including David Martinez, Cindy Peake, Amanda Rodriguez and Tarra LeClair. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Maclam, her father, Dolph LeClair, her mother Florence Martinez, stepfather Urbano P. Martinez, one son Anthony Hering, one daughter, Sandra Hering, one brother Dolph Joseph LeClair, four stepbrothers Urbano Martinez Jr., Dimas Martinez, Joseph “Jesse” Martinez, Alejandro Martinez, two stepsisters Reymunda Narvaiz and Margarita Hiltz, one grandson Nicholas Hering Jr., and one great nephew Logan Lyonce Martinez. 

Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.  A celebration of life party will be announced at a later date. 

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