Quick, Mary Alice
Mary Alice passed away, Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Kauhale in Otsego with her family by her side. She was born on February 16, 1945 to Robert and Alice "Lucille" (Orris) Porter in Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan. Mary Alice graduated from Martin High School in 1963 and began working at Upjohn as a lab technician where she retired after more than 45 years of service. On April 27, 1985 at the Otsego Church of God she married Douglas Quick. She was a member of the Otsego Church of God and her local quilting club. In her free time she enjoyed volunteering her time tutoring underprivileged children in Kalamazoo. Surviving are her brother, Bob (Mary Beth) Porter of Martin; nephew, Robert W. Porter; niece, Elizabeth (Scott) Maka of Shelbyville; many great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; her beloved dog, Daisey and two step-children, Jeff Quick and Deb (Bud) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mary Alice was best known for her incredibly kind heart and love of her family. She was a selfless friend and always the first person to show up when you needed a hand. A warm smile, and quiet strength, she never complained even after her diagnosis of leukemia. Always graceful until God called her home. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Private burial of ashes will be held at South Martin Cemetery. Friend may visit with Mary Alice's family from 12:30 – 3:00 P.M., Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Otsego Church of God. Contributions in memory of Mary Alice may be made to the Otsego Church of God. Messages of condolence may be posted at winkelfuneralhome.com.