May 11, 1924 - May 11, 1924
Pearl Elizabeth Spencer Wind was born on May 11, 1924 in Flint, Michigan. She was the daughter of Orange and Susan “Tracy” Hinds. She moved to Kalkaska when she was 8 years old and her father owned a gas station and a small store. Pearl graduated from Kalkaska High School in 1942 and then attended beauty school in Grand Rapids in 1943. She married her high school sweetheart Theodore Spencer on June 1, 1945. They had four children; Karen, Barbara, Nancy, and Melvin. Pearl was a very hard worker who managed to raise children while cooking for farm hands every morning, kept the house clean, made clothes for her children, and even ran a beauty salon out of her home for 20 years. Ted passed away on April 17, 1978 and then on November 22, 1980 Pearl married James Wind. She and Jay had 16 fun years of marriage. She especially enjoyed the winter home they purchased in Lakeland, Florida. She loved calling her family in the cold north to tell us that it was sunny and 80 degrees where she was. Jay passed away on June 26, 1997. Pearl continued to go to Florida every winter until her health made it too difficult. Pearl was especially proud of her 11 grandchildren: Michelle, Kristine, Mary Debra, Timothy, Nathan, Daniel, Jonathan, Josh, Justin, Kenny, and Mandy. Of course the real joy in her later life was her 12 great grandchildren. Her face would light up every time one of them entered the room. Pearl was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ, Eve Club, and Bridge. She was a humble kingdom worker; volunteering to wash the baptism robes and church tablecloths for many years, as well as sort clothes at KAIR. She was known for her baking and often made desserts for funeral dinners or various functions. She always had cookies ready for her grandchildren!Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; Sherman and Orange Hinds; two husbands; and twin grandsons. She was survived by her children and their spouses: Karen and Richard Hodgman, Barbara and Mike Imhoff, Nancy and Rick Chickering, and Melvin and Rhonda Spencer; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; brothers Don (Louise) Hinds, Ron Hinds, Jerry Hinds, Richard (Storm) Hinds, Robert Hinds, and sister Bonnie (Tom) Kalina. Pearl passed from this life surrounded by loved ones in her home on June 7, 2015. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 8th and 11:30 to 12:30 Tuesday, June 9th with the funeral at 12:30 pm at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Memorials may be made in her honor to the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Condolences can be left online at wolfeoneill.comArrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Pearl Elizabeth Spencer Wind was born on May 11, 1924 in Flint, Michigan. She was the daughter of Orange and Susan “Tracy” Hinds. She moved to Kalkaska when she was 8 years old and her father owned a gas station and a small store.... View Obituary & Service Information
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