Wilma Marie De Vries, age 95, went to her heavenly home on April 3, 2014 at the Terrace of Appledorn Living Center.
Wilma was born July 8, 1918 to Rev. Albert and Catherine Baker. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Clarence (Clancy) De Vries, granddaughters Stacey Rene’ Walton and Jennifer Walton Owen, and a brother Paul Baker.
Wilma had a special gift of love and kindness towards helping others. She sewed over 2000 crib quilts for Love Inc. and International Aide. She additionally volunteered hundreds of hours at Herrick Library and Evergreen Commons. Wilma had been employed by J.C. Penny Catalogue for over 25 years. After retiring, she worked for Big Cheez/Catering Concepts until the age of 90.
Wilma is survived by her children:
Duane and Bonnie De Vries of Wyoming
Shari and Wayne Walton of Holland
Lois and Dave Johnson of Zeeland
Bob and Sara De Vries of Holland
David De Vries
Laurie De Vries Brecken
Traci and Robb VanderKamp
Joe and Anna Johnson
Christen and Chad Groenhout
Kyle and Amber De Vries
Chelsey De Vries
Marvin and Flo Baker of SanDiego, California
Don and Arla Baker of Souix Falls, South Dakota
The family would like to thank the staff at the Terrace of Appledorn for their compassion and genuine caring shown towards Wilma. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to offer a random act of kindness or a donation to a favorite charity or to Hospice of Michigan.
Visitation will be Monday, April 14, at 6:00pm followed by a memorial service at 7:00PM at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, in Holland. Rev. Larry Johnson will be officiating.
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