Houghton Lake Resorter

Beverly H. Malenfant

Beverly H. Malenfant, 80, Houghton Lake, died June 12, 2022, at Grayling Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

Visitation will be held at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, Thursday, June 23, from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Bryan Thompson will officiate the service. Interment will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery, Houghton Lake. 

She was born June 28, 1941, in Pontiac, the daughter of Norris and Florence (Cumberworth) Smith. She worked at Whitehead’s Restaurant for many years. She was married Jan. 28, 1998, in Kissimmee, FL, to Earl R. Malenfant. She moved back to Houghton Lake in 2014. 

She enjoyed going dancing with her sister, Peggy. She also loved playing keyboard and guitar at her home church in Florida.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Earl R. Malenfant; and seven siblings.  

Surviving Mrs. Malenfant are her children, Ronald Liebisch of Houghton Lake, Lori Card of Bridgeport, Michael (Angie) Liebisch of Florida, Kimberly Carr of Florida and James (Michele) Buchanan of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Kent of Florida. 


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