Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 16, 2012

Adaline (Bellinger) Wollam

TRAVERSE CITY — Adaline Kitty Wollam, 94, longtime resident of Traverse City and northern Michigan, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.

Adaline was born on Oct. 11, 1918 to the late William and Eleanor (Greenaway) Bellinger in Charlevoix, Mich.

She was a graduate of Charlevoix High school before entering Michigan State College, majoring in English.

On March 12, 1938 Adaline entered into marriage with George E. Wollam in Detroit, celebrating over 65 years together before his passing in 2004.

Adaline was a devoted mother caring for her boys as they grew participating in every aspect from the PTO to the Boy Scouts. She was a member of the Eastern Star and worked for many years at Milliken's.

Adaline loved the water, swimming and fishing, plus the view from the family cottage on Indian Lake. After retirement Adaline and George traveled the countryside and eventually began wintering in Zephyrhills,

Fla. She could often be found having fun square dancing, reading a good book, knitting, completing a crossword or walking. Adaline's charitable heart and giving nature will be deeply missed by those who will cherish her memory as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Adaline is survived by her loving family, her three sons; George (Janet) Wollam of Va., Joseph (Beatrice) Wollam of Charlevoix, and Richard

(Julie) Wollam of Traverse City, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many other loving family members and friends.

Adaline was preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents, brothers; Charles and James Bellinger, and one sister, Wilma Smith.

Grave-side committal services will be held at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation for Scholarships.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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