Donald Dewey “Don” DeVowe

Donald Dewey “Don” DeVowe

Grandville, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 24 Jun 1987 (aged 59)
Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Burial Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 113886150 · View Source
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Donald Dewey DeVowe and Elaine Gail Trommater were married December 18, 1949 in Hart, Mi.

Their children:

Son living

Darlene Gail DeVowe (Brandi, legal name change in Muskegon Mi.) born April 21, 1952 in Muskegon, Mi.

Don was born in Kent County in 1928 and married Elaine Trommater in 1949. After they were married, they bought a small trailer and mover to Flint where Don worked for GM. Some time in 1951-52 they moved back to Muskegon and built first a basement and later a house of DeVowe St. just down the hill from his parents. A couple years later he bought a 40 acre cherry farm out in the country by Elaine's parents before moving back to Muskegon. First Don worked for a Standard gas station as a mechanic in downtown Muskegon later Don was employed in the Shipping Department and Maintenance Department at "American Store Equipment" for 26 years. He was a member of Sheridan Road Church of Christ. Don was a great family man and loved by all who knew him.

Michel Deveaux dit Dalphine is my paternal 6th Great Grandfather immigrated from France to Acadia (Nova Scotia) Canada and Donald DeVowe my father. My DNA test showed that our Haplogroup is P312 which is R1b1a2a1a1b sub group SRY2627. Robert DeVowe


The telephone rang one April day in nineteen hundred and forty eight:

Someone say's 'for you'.

What I didn't know then, the voice on the other end was to be my mate.

For several interesting and hopeful weeks, we talked and laughed on the tele,

Each day of the week;

And what was his name, but of course this young man was called Rusty.

Then one spring day he so politely and shyly asked me out to eat,

But how will I know him?

In my office door he came, and then my handsome Rusty I did meet.

He came after me in a very unusual way, a great big semi truck:

And just look at him, I said,

Pretty big blue eyes, brown wavy hair, a cutie, just my luck.

He fell in love with my soft and cheerful voice, he did say,

Before he ever saw me,

On this sunny and warm April twenty-third, oh my lucky, lucky day.

One year later on this very same date, My Babe gave me a ring,

On my finger it fit,

It made me so happy, I felt like a queen and like a king.

Then in the same year on a snowless December eighteenth, we both said I do:

Oh, a blessed and happy day,

Which at 4:00 P.M., on a Sunday afternoon, made us one instead of two.

Fourteen months later, along came a much awaited for little son,

He was blonde and blue eyed;

Taking care of our little sweetheart was a joy and lots of fun.

Then a darling little daughter arrived in Fourteen months more;

Brown eyed and very little hair;

This precious little gal, oh how Dad and I did adore.

We lived on a farm, we lived in a trailer, then settled in the city;

And Babe worked in a factory too,

We also raised cherries, cows, pigs, dogs and many a cute kitty.

Kids soon started growing up, and off they both went to school,

Lunch pails and books in hand

They done a few kiddie things, but were pretty good as a rule.

There was always lots of love and affection at our place,

Grandmas and Grandpas there too,

Parties, fun times, vacations, and sometimes a rat race.

Both of them worked really hard and was most always on the Honor Roll,

Proms and graduation too,

Both went to college, with hope, eventually reached their goal.

Both of them found good employment and both moved far, far away,

A couple thousand miles,

Which left a lonesome but devoted Mon and Dad to do what they may.

A couple of cute, adorable grand daughters then soon came along,

A brunette and a red head:

One, two, three, four all told, and to us they all did belong.

Throughout the many years, a lot of different places we did see,

Visiting the U. S. A.

In R.V.'s the kids, the cats, the dog, and yes even Babe and me.

Babe and I were allowed together a very happy and hopeful thirty-seven years,

A life time to live

Before the day the Doctors gave us the news that would bring tears.

After all, remember my Dear one, we were here just on loan,

Loving and learning togeather,

But would we have done anything different if we had only known?

No, I'm rather sure that we would not, you could have bet,

We had it all;

We had faith, our love and trust, our children, what else could we get?

Then in the hospital came that tearful and sorrowful summer day,

Twas on June twenty-forth,

A day that the Lord came and took my wonderful, sweet Babe away.

God knew that it was time for him to leave and go to heaven,

Pain and Hurt no more,

In the very sad year of nineteen hundred and eighty seven.

Babe, my love, I know that you will be there forever and ever,

You're with the Lord now,

When I join you some day, will we never part? Never, never, never!

Elaine DeVowe

From Heart to Heart there are very fine threads that connect all who love, both on this side and on the other side that can never be broken.

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