Bay City, Michigan
Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Eulah M. Downing was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her loving family. At the age of 90 years. She was born September 28, 1925 in Akron, Michigan to the late William and Anna (Ziegler) Menzel. She married James J. Downing June 5, 1948 in Gagetown. He predeceased her December 29, 1979. Eulah worked at Supreme Carpet for over 18 years before retiring. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church and the Altar Society. She belonged to the Heritage Quilters Guild and enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time with her family. Surviving are three children; Susan (Randy) Banaszak, Patrick (Debby) Downing, Nancy Gilmore, five grandchildren; Tyson (Amy) Gilmore, Michele Gilmore, Nicole Gilmore, Jennifer (Brian) Luczak, Heather (Terry) Leser and four great-grandchildren; Landon, Raeleen, Aiden and Cassandra. Also surviving are two sister; Betty Morel, Emily (John) Harrington, a sister in-law, Joyce Downing and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a step- brother, Roland Menzel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church. Fr. Bert Gohm will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Quilters Guild or Bay City Rescue Mission.