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Harriet J. Caverly, age 86 of Rockford, formerly of Townline Lake, Lakeview, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Mission Point Greenville. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on January 7, 1934, the daughter of George and Lula M. (Macdonald) Demorest. She was married to Bruce Dean Caverly on April 20, 1951, and he preceded her in death in 2001 after 50 years of marriage. Harriet worked at a candy factory early in her career, and she and her husband also owned and operated the C & W Ice Cream Store in Comstock Park for many years. She later worked for Grand Rapids Controls until her retirement. She was a loving wife to Bruce; a beloved mother to Marsha (James) Compton, Shellane (Bruce) Kent, Barbara (David) Riggs, Penny Conroy, Bruce (Hope) Caverly and Julie Johnson; grandmother to Brian (Tonya) Van Portfleet, Andrea (Mike) Eadie, Tina Kaufman, Noreen (Paul) Freudinge, Tracy (David) Lowe, Jimmy Compton, Steven (Kerri) Vander Laan, Kurt (Nicole) Vander Laan, Becky (Greg) Garvon, Michael Persons, Amber Nester, Bruce Caverly III, Brandi Caverly, Mitchell Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Jaylen Johnson; great-grandmother to several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her family, having seven brothers and two sisters precede her in death as well as her husband and parents. Burial has taken place at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, MI, where a graveside service will be conducted in the spring of 2021. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hurst Funeral Home is serving the Caverly family, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at hurstfh.com.

Arrangements by Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville

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