Our angel Autumn was taken to heaven unexpectedly early Saturday morning, October 20, 2012 in Grand Rapids. She was born October 22, 1995 in Bay City, MI. Autumn was in her senior year and on the A “Honor Roll” at Bay City Central High School and had great aspirations to continue on to Veterinarian School to pursue her passion for animals. Her passion in High School was being involved with the Marching Band. In her spare time she enjoyed scrapbooking, hanging out with her friends, listening to music and spending time with her niece who she nicknamed “Lillypotamuses”
She is survived by her loving parents; Bob and Rose Elwell, her loving sisters and brother; Christina (Benjamin Sovereign) Elwell, Ashley (Shane) Donnelly and Robert Elwell III, her niece; Lillian Sovereign, her grandmothers; Luella Elwell and Betty Alton, her aunts and uncles: Charlotte (Wilson) Fournier, Paul Elwell, Jackie (Paul) Marlow, Michelle (Jim) Duford, Margaret Elwell, Mary (Randy) Podleski, Carl (Barb) DeCaire, Louis (Joanne) DeCaire, Marilyn (Hank) Schick, Karen Yankee, Tina (Bill) Turner and Delores Ladd and numerous cousins, her best friends; Claire Forrest, Faith Damian, Brenna Leahy, Jacob Verela and Sean Miller, numerous other friends and acquaintances that she has met over the years and her special teachers. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers; Robert Joseph Ewell and Donald Alton, her uncles; Tim Elwell and Bill Elwell. The family would like to extend a huge Thank You to the Community for their outpouring of support during this most difficult time in our lives.
Funeral Services will take place Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Pastor Darrel Tacey with interment following in Fremont Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider directing Memorial Contributions to Wishes of the Family” www.gephartfuneralhome.com