Alice Lamp1922 - 2015
Alice (Mayme) Lamp, 93, of Rogers City
died Friday, August 7, 2015, surrounded by
her family in her Rogers City Home.
She was born April 24, 1922 in Rogers City
to John and Joann Montych.
Alice, affectionately known by her friends as Mayme, married F. Donald
Lamp in 1946 in Chicago during a joint ceremony with her sister
Barbara (Erhart) Felax. Mayme prematurely lost her beloved F. Donald
when the S.S,. Cedarville sank in 1965,
Mayme graduated from Rogers City High School in 1940 and then moved
to Detroit to work at US Rubber as an inspector, Later she worked in the
accounting department for the Michigan Central Depot. After the loss of
her husband, through determination and perseverance, Mayme acquired
the knowledge to effectively manage her finances and raise her two young
sons. Being an avid reader was key to her success as she read up to four
papers a day, including the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit Free Press,
the Alpena News, and the Presque Isle Advance.
Mayme was affectionately known as “Nanny” to many. She especially
enjoyed traveling with friends and family, making numerous trips to
Disney World with her grandsons, They, along with her great
grandchildren were her pride and joy. When not making ham loaf,
cookies, or other special treats to give away, she enjoyed working with
her roses and flowers.
Mayme was a member of St. Ignatius Church and a lifetime member of
the Rosary Society.
Mayme is survived by:
sons Malcolm (Brenda) and Stuart (Betty);
grandsons Shaun (Laura) and Erik;
great grandchildren Brady and Keira;
sister Adeline Strzelecki; and
many nieces and nephews,
In addition to her parents and husband, Mayme was preceded in death by
four sisters: Viola (David) Yerkey, Barbara (Erhart) Felax,
Lucielle (Rodney) Reinbold, and Angela (Kenny) Piechan;
two brothers, Charles (Stella) Montych and Harry (Cecelia) Montych;
brother-in-law Clarence Strzelecki;
sister-in-law/brother-in-law Vivian (Lamp)/Norbert Beach.
Family and friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday,
August 13th from 4 to 8 p.m, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
and a prayer service at 7 p.m, Mass will take place Friday, August 14th
at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka
Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Ignatius Catholic Church or
St. Ignatius School.