The Bob Perry Scholarship Fund through Lowell Area Schools
300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331
Velma Perry, born June 26, 1928, a longtime resident of Lowell, passed away on December 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louie Baker, at the young age of 33; her second husband, Bob Perry; and her beautiful granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Goggins. Velma and Bob were married for 45 years and enjoyed camping and traveling. In their retirement years they drove their RV to Florida to escape the Michigan winters. They then decided to try something different and wintered in Myrtle Beach, but what Velma held most dear to her heart, was her family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Velma never missed a ball game, track meet, cross country meet, or any other sporting event. She was there for every band concert and Christmas program. Her door was always open if they needed a spot to wait until game time and had a snack or cookie ready to hold them over. Velma was known to bake cookies and run them to her granddaughters that were going to a cross country meet and would make enough for the entire team. The great-grandchildren brought her so much joy in these later years. Rocking a baby or having one sit on her lap, brought her so much joy. Velma is survived by her children, Ann (Ron) Wittenbach, Bert (Ruby) Baker; grandchildren, Kevin (Cher) Goggins, Chris Goggins, Andrea (Chris) Demsich, Courtney (Keith) Krebill, Jake (Meghan) Baker, Caleb Baker, Adam (Amy) Baker; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews which were all special to her. The family wishes to acknowledge good friends; Judy Eddy, Virgil & Carmen Roudabush, and all the ladies of her card club. A special thank you to her friends and care givers of Maple Ridge Manor, who filled the last 9 months of her life with wonderful care and kindness. Also, to Kindred Hospice and the pharmacy staff at Rite Aid, who always took such good care of her. Services will be held Friday, January 7, at 12 PM with visitation one hour prior, at First United Methodist Church of Lowell, 621 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331. Pastor Brad Brillhart, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bob Perry Scholarship Fund through Lowell Area Schools, 300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331.