In Memory

Elizabeth A. Spaulding - Class Of 1965

Elizabeth A. Spaulding

Michigan Beloved teacher, Elizabeth Spaulding passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 , from health issues which included heart failure and cancer.

Born on March 22, 1947 to John and Gwendolyn Spaulding, she attended Saginaw public schools, and was graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1965. She later received her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate from Michigan State University.

Bette spent most of her teaching career first at Eisenhower High School, and later White Pine Middle School in Saginaw Township. Teaching mostly language arts, she was also the yearbook advisor at EHS, and was awarded the coveted Saginaw News Crystal Apple award in 1996.

Surviving are her brothers Dan (Trisha) and Keith (Susan) Spaulding, several nieces and nephews, and innumerable friends and former students. Bette's wish was to have no funeral or visitation. The family will organize a celebration of her life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at



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11/15/18 10:06 AM #1    

John H. Nordstrom

I am stunned and saddened to learn of Bette's passing!  She was a delightful person, and fun to be with.  She will be missed!

11/15/18 03:49 PM #2    

Sharyl (Sherri) Spatz (Kusowski)

Bette and I were classmates all through our school years. I have great memories of spending afternoons at her house to watch American Bandstand!. During the holidaysI can also remember a large snowman or Santa in her foyer that moved when the front door opened! She was a kind and gentle soul who inspired many of her students.



11/16/18 09:13 AM #3    

Janice A. Carter (Buyssens)

I was in Saginaw and driving near the area where Betty’s house was and a flood of fond memories came to mind. Betty was such a great gal and so smart. She had one of my sons in her class for a short time before we left Saginaw. He loved her class and she was the only teacher that he was sorry to leave. She left an imprint on all who knew her. Such a great loss. 

11/17/18 01:28 PM #4    

Martin R. Shackelford

I always liked Betty. We were both in Thespians, and worked together on Legenda staff.

11/18/18 02:37 PM #5    

Dennis Albrecht

North Intermediate, Arthur Hill, Michigan State and after.  Great  friends through all of it.  Until I left MI. and we lost touch.  Never should have let that happen.  I miss you Bette! 

11/19/18 05:41 AM #6    

Robert Miles Chandler

I grew up across the street from Betty. Our parents were best friends and Dan and Betty were mine. Nearly all my early childhood memories involve the Spauldings. From learning how to tie my shoes to riding my first bike, to starting school, Betty was there. She became an inspirational teacher and will be greatly missed. 


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