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Lee & Sally Hunter

 

We met on the internet, via a Matchmaker website, which caused no small amount of concern in both our families!

 

 

We were married June 14, 1998.  Between us we have a total of 7 adult children and 9 grandchildren (8 boys, 1 girl).We live in eastern Michigan, where Lee was born and raised.  Sally is a transplant from west Michigan - she still suffers from a bit of culture shock now and then!

As you will undoubtedly see, our lives are full with the blessings of our families.

 

As you will undoubtedly see, our lives are full with the blessings of our families.

 

Lee was born in Detroit (Booth Memorial Hospital) and grew up downriver in the Fort Street and Outer Drive area.  He lived with his parents (Aubrey and Pauline Hunter) and grandparents (Oscar and Helen Odenwald), attending Boynton Elementary School until 1954, when the family moved to St. Clair Shores.

 

He attended Lakeview Junior High and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1960.  Being admitted to the University of Michigan and starting in the fall of that year turned out to be an overwhelming experience in maturity - one he was not prepared to suffer!

 

After withdrawing after his first semester, Lee began working for the Fisher Body Division of General Motors at the GM Tech Center in Warren, starting out as a mail boy.  A job posting in the Automatic Data Processing Department on the midnight shift sparked his interest as well as his wallet - the 10% premium allowed an extravagant $341.00 monthly salary!

 

Lee re-started his long educational trek the same year, culminating in 1975 with a MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit.  During that period, he progressed through a number of assignments in the Data Processing Department at Fisher Body, including Computer Operator, Systems Programmer, Operations Supervisor and Technical Services Manager.  Fortunately, a four-year stint with the whole family living in Europe was part of his career path.  The family was based in Antwerp, Belgium and Lee traveled all through Europe.

 

At the time that GM purchased EDS and then "gave them control", Lee took off for greener pastures.  Other employers have included:  Curtiss 1000 in Atlanta, GA; George S. May Company in Park Ridge, IL; the Anglo American Auto Auctions in Taylor, MI; Nachi Robotics Systems in Novi, MI; Regal Plastics in Roseville, MI; and general consulting work with HRU, which took him back to GM.  Then CIBER has placed him at Ford Motor Company.  He also worked for IBM at GMAC at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.  He has been in a number of management positions at those firms.. Retirement has overtaken him now and he should be living a life of leisure.  BUT, Community United Methodist Church in Romulus and Layspeaking opportunities have managed to fill his time and feed his passion.

 Here's his resume.  Please don't hesitate to contact him if you have a position available in West Michigan.  

 

Lee enjoys everything about computers.  His favorite TV shows include Cop and Robbers of various genres, anything associated with the Bill Gaither Vocal Band or Gospel Bluegrass, , Dancing With the Stars (Oh what might have been!)  Although arthritis has limited his participation, he still enjoys watching the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and UofM football. A clinical drug trial found him and he is finding relief from a new drug, Tanezumab.  The top of the list is doing things with the grandkids (and, of course, Molly Sue and Kassidy)!

                                    

Sally was born in Detroit, adopted at 6 months of age, and was raised in west Michigan, specifically in the Grand Rapids area.  Her school days were spent at Mills School (a 2-room schoolhouse in Ann Arbor), Kent Hills Elementary, Beckwith Elementary, Central High School and Central Christian High School.  After graduating from high school in 1966, she attended Calvin College and Blodgett Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

As a Registered Nurse, Sally has spent most of her career in geriatric settings (after a brief stint working for Michigan Trails Girl Scout Council in a non-nursing capacity).  After a break in her career to attend to child-rearing, she re-entered the work force as a Charge Nurse in a Grand Rapids nursing home.  She was promoted to Director of Nursing, then Administrator of that home.

Sally "retired" from her nursing career in the summer of 1997.  Until Lee's retirement, her career focused on Household Management, a job she thoroughly enjoyd!  Now she is back to Nursing, working on medical record reviews.  Her assignments are mostly local and with her new GPS phone, she is managing the driving quite well.

Hobbies include crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting, sewing and reading.  While not a TV buff, she does enjoy watching some of Lee's programs with him.

In 1994, Sally completed a successful search for her biological "roots", through the Adoption Identity Movement (AIM) in Grand Rapids.  The Grand Rapids Director, Peg Richer, who conducted the search, and Sally were both shocked (to put it mildly!) to discover that Sally was actually Peg's niece!  Amazing "coincidences" were then uncovered, such as bio father originally being from Grand Rapids, attending the same high school as Sally's adoptive mother, attending the church where some of Sally's family attended, and also worked for the cousin of Sally's first husband!  Although Sally's bio mother was already deceased, Sally met her bio father and one of her bio brothers later in 1994 (both bio brothers are full brothers, having the same bio parents as Sally). 

Some phrases that have been meaningful to us....

"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."--Psalm118:24 (NIV)

Happiness is found along the way... not at the end of the road." --Unknown

"Before you go to bed, give your troubles to God - He will be up all night anyway."  -- Anonymous

The Best Things In Life Are Free

When we count our many blessings, it isn't hard to see that life's most valued treasure are the treasures that are free.  For it isn't what we own or buy that signifies our wealth.  It's the special gifts that have no price:  our Family, Friends and Health.

--Unknown

 

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched.  They must be felt with the heart.

-- Helen Keller

  

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