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Terri L. Way, age 67, of Muskegon, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at home surrounded by family. 

The daughter of Merle & Gertrude (Sahlin) Way, she was born on May 8, 1950 in Muskegon.

Surviving are her daughter, Brandi J. (Curtis) Orcutt daughter; grand children, Brianna L. O’Neal, Kurtis M. Orcutt, Max D. Orcutt, Scott A. Orcutt, and Sarah J. Orcutt; great grandchildren, Khloe Carney O’Neal, Lily Carney O’Neal, and Mia M. Orcutt; brothers, Herb (LeAnn) Way, Mike (Vickie) Way, and Tim (Grace) Way; sisters, Linda (Steve) Bine and Pat Snell; along with many nieces, nephews and special friends.

A memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th at Wolf Lake Methodist Church, 378 Vista Terrace, Muskegon. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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28 Condolences

  1. Brandi Jo Orcutt on November 3, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I LOVE YOU!!!

  2. Stacy Spira-Machowski on November 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I love and miss her already, I knew her when we where little and then she became my FB buddie through the years. She was so kind and caring, praying for you Brandi and all other family members. God Bless you all!!

  3. Brianna O'Neal on November 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I Love you so much grandma, life is definitely going to be different without you.

  4. Scott orcutt on November 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    i really miss my grandma so much. she meant a lot to me. We are all happy shes in a better place now. Tonight i think we should all pray to grandma.

  5. Sarah Orcutt on November 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I will miss you, I will always think of you, I will remember the good time we had I, will pray for you, and I’m happy your in a good place.

  6. Bonnie Musser on November 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I will always remember how passionate Miss Terri was at the softball and basketball games when Brandi played in high school! I think she was thrown out a time or two. Her love of life and fun will never be forgotten and I will always think of her with lots of love.

  7. Tara Hughes on November 3, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Going to miss your smile and your your contagious laugh..Praying for you my friend Brandi and your loved ones..RIP

  8. Carmen M on November 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I will always remember your laughter and all the fun we had.. You made the work place a fun place to be.. You were such a good person and loved by many.. I know you are smiling down on us .. Rest in peace Terri..

  9. Jeff and Shelly Facchini on November 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Saying goodbye is never easy but saying goodbye to someone who brought so much LAUGHTER to us all is so much harder to do. Your spirit and zest for life will be a cherished memory we will carry with us forever. RIP sweet will be missed by many

  10. Cathy Ogren on November 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I remember the fun times in high school cheer leading, classes and games.You were a great locker partner too. Loved your smile and laugh. God bless your family.

  11. Sue Musk (Hurlert) on November 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I went to school with her. You will be missed. You had became my fb. Buddies. I did enjoy our talks R.I.P Terrie. Sending Prayers to your family. Hugs and Prayers Sue Musk, (Hurlbert )

  12. Cindy Haan on November 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Brandi and family my sincere condolences. I will always remember your Mom as the fun, loving person she was. You were always the apple of her eye Brandi, she was passionate about you and your children, mess with you, you were messing with Terri. She will truly be missed by many.

  13. Amanda on November 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You will be forever in our hearts! I will forever cherish the memories that I have will you, and I am constantly blessed with your beautiful daughter that I love dearly! I pray you Rest In Peace and look over the amazing family you raised.

  14. Kathy Giddings on November 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I loved hearing Terri’s voice at the basketball and softball games cheering Brandi on in High School. You never had to see Terri to know she was there! Her laugh and smile were contagious!

  15. Diana Herrick on November 3, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Rest In Peace my dear friend! I will never forget your friendship, laughter and generous nature, blessed to call you my friend

  16. Dixie Bower on November 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    You will be misses dearly, I love you!

  17. Janine Rossman on November 4, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Terri was the coolest lady I knew. She is amazing. This is a great loss. Fly high my friend, be at peace. Gone never forgotten.

  18. Scott and Tracy Heistand on November 4, 2017 at 8:40 am

    We send you (((hugs)))! The pain is no more friend.

  19. Ronda McDiarmid Borgman on November 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I am so sorry for your lost Brandi. Your mom was such a wonderful, fun loving, kind person. I loved her smile, her laugh & how much she loved you. Prayers sent your way in this difficult time. Hugs

  20. Mary and Dave on November 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Brandi and Family,
    Dave and I send our condolences. I remember her laughter and her great raspy Voice! In our younger days, that is how I would know she was on the beach, or in the room or area, I just loved her voice and Her love of people and her smile. Sending thoughts especially to Linda and Steve too. Dave and Mary

  21. Virgle Foster on November 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Terri always with a happy face. Life of the high school party. Miss you

  22. Colleen (Cunningham) Macy on November 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Oh Terri, we had finally reconnected after all these years…Your laugh was infectious and I will always remember you with warmth and fondness. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you dear girl <3

  23. Michelle Helferich on November 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of Terri passing. My prayers are with family and friends. God bless you

  24. Marilee Lafata on November 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    God speed Aunt Terri, lots of fond memories miss you already!

  25. Todd koone on November 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Such great laughs Good times.. I will always remember you.

  26. Lois Vivian on November 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time

  27. Bonnie & Bob Muttart on November 7, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Brandi & Family, I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. May your Mom rest in peace. You have our condolences and prayers.

  28. Casey Spoelman on November 10, 2017 at 1:20 am

    A friend recently left our plane of reality. Terri Way was 1 in a million. I worked with her for a long time and we had a really special bond. Jos used to call her my Umbuela. “Grandma”. I am so sorry for her families loss because she was such a great human being. I wanted to be there today to commemorate and celebrate her life and the role she played in mine. Everyday life showed me that wasn’t in the cards. I will forever regret that although I know she would have said, “shit happens.” The short few years I got to spend with this magnificent woman changed my life forever. She wasn’t just a co-worker but a true friend. She would pick me up in the middle of a snowstorm even if it risked her own job. We would drink beer and tell stories. Often embarrassing ones. She was the one person I knew I could confide in, no matter what. Working side by side we would get into more phylosophical conversations than anyone my age would be willing to, or ready for. I am 30 years old and the connection between Terri and I was instantaneous. I think she got that from a lot of people. We used to sing Janis Joplin together at the top of our lungs. In the middle of the shop not giving a fuck who heard us or what they thought. That’s what I envied about her. She didn’t give give a rats ass what people thought about her. That is what she taught me. “The ones who are cool enough to accept you for who you are, they are the ones that are cool enough to keep around. Otherwise, fuck ’em. I didn’t give a fuck then, and I’m too old to give give a fuck now”. Wise words from a wise woman. Love you Terri. Thank you for being my Umbuela. We will meet again and laugh about the past.

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