Gretchen Jean Armes

Age 65, of Lansing, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on October 22, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Buddies Grill, 2040 N. Aurelius Road Holt, MI  48842. Those desiring may make contributions to The Hospice House of Shiawassee in her honor.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Gretchen’s Tribute Wall at

Gretchen Jean Armes was born on March 30, 1958, in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James and Norma (Welch) Younger. Gretchen grew up in Waterford, MI and graduated from Waterford Mott High School in 1976. She worked as a police dispatcher for West Bloomfield Township for 14 years. She moved to Lansing, MI in 2008, where she worked as a General Merchandise Clerk at the South Lansing Meijer for almost 15 years. In her free time, Gretchen enjoyed cross-stitch, computer games, and watching movies. She loved seeing Christmas lights and taking car rides. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Gretchen is survived by her daughter; Stephanie Armes, her grandson; Jordan, and her brothers and sisters; Denise (Lloyd) Packer, Michael (Earla) Younger, Brian (Christine) Younger and Jennifer (Don) Lloyd.

Gretchen is preceded in death by her parents James and Norma Younger.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Hospice House of Shiawassee for their loving care.


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  1. Penny Flowers on October 27, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Some people you meet bring instant joy, laughter and kindness to your life. Gretchen was one of those people from the moment I met her. She had her share of tough days, but she was tougher. She’d laugh it off and push forward.
    Her name will always bring a smile to my face . Well done my friend, we’ll done .

  2. Sally & Larry Ledger on October 27, 2023 at 8:06 am

    I’m so very sorry for everyone’s loss. Gretchen was a good friend & we enjoyed our time together when we were neighbors back in Pontiac. We loved walks together and sharing stories on the front porch. She will be truly missed.
    The Ledger Family

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