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Nora Christina (Lake) Stafford

Nora Christina (Lake) Stafford
  • May 8, 1925 - September 8, 2014
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • Disabled American Veterans Association
    P> O> Box 14301
    Cincinnati, OH 45250

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“Mom You are missed so much and words cant describe the sorrow that we are all feeling. Time will lesson that but missing you everyday will last...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy A Caillier - HOUGHTON LAKE, MI

“I met Nora at Augusta Methodist Church when I was up in Michigan. I had visited my family and went with my sister, Jane to attend church. Nora was...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Kronlein - The Villages, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: steven cady - dublin, GA

“So many good memories. Now Nora can pick up any pretty stone and not worry about tipping over! Time spent and lunch two weeks ago, was such a gift....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barb and Mark Waterman - MI

“There are no words to express my sadness on the passing of my mother-in-law. She was a rose among roses and I'll miss her deeply. Love you Mom. ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“For you Nora, you were a shining light, shining bright! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Gary - Springfield, MI

“To Nora, how you will be missed, your kindness, your smile, your listening ear, our conversations, may you rest in peace. I love you. To the family,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Gary - Springfield, MI

“Nora was a sweet lady, and very pleasant.We will miss her smiling face and friendliness. Our prayers are with thefamily. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ken & Darlene Stamm - MI

“Nora babysat my nephew and then worked for me for a few years. She was really the meaning of Grace. I remember you fondly and want to thank you for...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Shelle Fuce - Plainwell, MI

“My grandmother will be missed so much by all of her family...but never forgotten... ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Gould-Stafford - MI

“You will be missed so very much. So grateful for all the memories. To my cousins and families, I am so very sory for your loss. She was a treaure...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Melvia Quine - Ovid, MI - Neice

“So sorry to hear of Nora's passing. Mike & Tammy Tanksley ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tammy Tanksley - Augusta, MI

“I will miss nora deeply i will alaways remember het and mom stopping over for tea and cookies hersmile and her (art) of being the best seamstress(: ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: kim slack-blaisdell - kalamazoo, MI


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Nora Christina (Lake) Stafford of Augusta, MI

Nora, age 89, died Monday, September 8, 2014 with her family by her side, following a brief illness.

Nora, the daughter of Foster and Mae (Sprague) Lake, was born on May 8, 1925 in Muir, MI. She was employed at Shakespeare's, the Kellogg Company, Richland Plastics and Fort Custer State Home. Her place of worship was the Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church; she enjoyed sewing, cooking and making her famous apple pie or just puttering in the yard, but her true passion in life was her family.

Nora was united in marriage to Harry O. Stafford on January 6, 1945 in the Augusta Fellowship UMC and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1994. Surviving are her children, Dennis A. Stafford of Augusta MI, Timothy P. (Kim) Stafford of Richland MI, Nancy A. (Robert) Caillier of Houghton Lake, MI; her daughter-in-law, Janine G. Stafford of Dowling, MI; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; a sister, Janette Bellingar of Lake Odessa, MI; a brother, Lloyd (Elaine) Lake of Stanton MI and numerous nieces and nephews. Nora was preceded in death by her parents; several siblings; sons, Harry "Dan" and Terry Alan and a special sister-in-law, Beverly Root.

The Stafford Family will receive family and friends on Friday, September 12th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Augusta Chapel, 307 N. Webster Street Augusta MI. The Funeral Service to celebrate Nora's life will be held on Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church, 103 N. Webster Street, with the Rev. Jennifer J. Wheeler, Pastor, officiating. Family and friends will continue Nora's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the Service in the Church Social Hall. Interment at a later date will be in Augusta Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Nora's honor may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Association, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250.