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“LOVE U B! You will always have a piece of my heart ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: KEVIN

“I will miss you very much. I only saw you once a year, but those days were some of the best of my life. You are beautiful in every way a person can...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be in my heart always, as you always were. Many prayers for the Dolan family.. my thoughts are with you also. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Kristie Barry - Sterling Heights, MI

“Bethany we will never forget your beautiful smile or the sound of your laughter. Your such a beautiful soul. You will be missed dearly. Mr. and Mrs....Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Brooke and Leslie - Grants Pass, OR

5 of 31 | Posted by: - MI

“Liz and Mike, we've lost touch with each other over the years, but when I heard about the loss of your daughter I had to come and pay my respects. ...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Joy Wilson Jolly

“Somebody plz tell me how Bethany passed?? For privacy u can email or text me @ ginocavelli@gmail.com or 248-212-7825 ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: gino

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our sincere sympathies, The Christy's, Dane, Julie, Libby, Jake ”
8 of 31 | Posted by: Julie christy

“Liz:My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang on tight to the best memories. She will always be in your hearts. Judi Tilley Sweany ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Judi

“Dolans, I just don'tget how such a great family can have such a tragic loss. Stay strong... I'llcontinue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Joe Maicki

“Our hearts and prayers and sympathy go out to all of you. We send you our caring love at this very saddest of times. May your tender love help...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Ed & Kathy & Family

12 of 31 | Posted by: BRIDGET M - PONTIAC, MI

“Mike * Liz * Jeffrey *Bethany was loved by so many and will be very missed. We are so sorry for your pain and loss. Prayers & Blessings,Helene &...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Helene Dolan - Highland Park, IL

“Mike, Liz and Jeff,I am saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful Bethany. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Nick...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Nick Galambos

“With our deepest sympathies to the Dolan family. Our hearts ache for your family! From you previous Courville family of friends, we are here at the...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Bernhart

“Mike, Liz and Jeff, Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your beautiful daughter Bethany. Jerry & Helen McMillan ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Jerry McMillan

“Mike, Liz and Jeff, May the love of family and friends help get you through this most difficult time. Bethany will always be with you. She was a...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: The Belleau Family

“Dear Mike and Liz, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful daughter Bethany. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Dave & Dorothy...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Dave & Dorothy Burau

“Mike, Liz, & Jeff: From part of your Courville family, we send love, prayers, and condolences for the loss of beautiful Bethany. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: The Addy Family

“I love you, Bethany. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Tiffani Edwards

“My deepest sympathies to the Dolan family. As I read the Bethany's obituary, my heart ached for your family. I pray that you will draw strength from...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Beth Nolff

“miss u girl !!!! it was to soon. ;,( i love u to death. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: ashley martin

“Bethany- we will always remember you and your family in our hearts and the good times we shared on the shores of Lake Superior - ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Svinickis' from the U.P.

“Bethany and her supportive family will always remain in my heart. Your leaving so young will affect so many lives. May you shine bright and beautiful...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Angela Jarnagin

“Liz and Michael, We are so sorry to hear of the tremendous loss of your daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Dan & Keri Madden - Grand Rapids, MI

“Mr. & Mrs. Dolan my heart pains for you and I send all my prayers your way. God Bless you both! Bethany was an amazing person, so full of life, she...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Jaki Carland - Waterford, MI

“Bethany, I loved your quote.."live the life you love, and love the life you live." I am going to try and do that until we meet again.. I miss you and...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Liz and Michael, my heart goes out to you for the aching loss of your beautiful Bethany. I will light a candle for you all. xox ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Emily DuBois - Pacific Grove, CA

A kiss Goodbye... “You were the most amazing woman I knew. You lit up a room the moment you entered it and loved eveyone you met whole heartedly. We may have lost your...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Alizabeth Baugh - Wixom, MI

“To the Dolan Family. Bethany no matter the time of the day, how many soccer games, swim meets, or anything always could bring smiles to people's...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Katie Dauch Birmingham

“Bethany, I love you with all of my heart. I wish we would have had that coffee date last week so I could have seen your beautiful smile. Now I have...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Lily Sayers

BETHANY L. DOLAN, died September 5, 2012 at age 26. Bethany left us way too early, way too young – but, having done so much for those who knew her. Bethany has always been one of those people you loved to meet. Her genuine interest in you and her heart-melting smile created a phone book full of friends and acquaintances. Her Facebook friends number in the thousands and she would be able to tell you where she met each and every one of you and why you were so nice. Soccer player, swimmer, Lahser Dame, Homecoming Court. She had it all. She was generous with her time and with her love. If you needed her, she was always there. If there was something – anything – she could help you with, it was given with no expectation of return. Reading friends' recent posts on her Facebook page the past couple days confirms our picture of Bethany as a loving, caring, smiling, laughing, helpful and sincere young lady. Lots of posts repeat the words charisma, love, enthusiasm, optimism, beautiful inside and out. Bethany would tell you that she marched to a different drummer. She would also tell you, however, that she was actually the drummer in question and that she knew exactly what she was playing. She would tell you what she was going to do, how she was going to do it and why I did not need to be concerned with the details. Bethany has lived in California, Arizona, Iowa and Michigan. She was preparing to move to Florida. She gained new friends easily and quickly – and never lost track of those whose lives she had touched. While living in Phoenix, she adopted an alternative phrase for saying "good bye". Whether on the phone or in person, as each of you might say "good bye", she would say "Love you". If she had just met you or had known you all of her life, it would be "love you". It never failed – it was habit – it was ingrained – "love you". When Bethany was travelling or away from home, she would miss her mom so very much. They talked everyday on the phone, but when away, she would remind Liz that they were looking at the same moon. You are an angel, Bethany. Take the love you have for helping others and shine in heaven – know that you will be missed each and every minute of each and every day, for the rest of our lives! We're looking at the same moon, honey – love you! Bethany is the dear daughter of T. Michael and Elizabeth Dolan; the loving sister of Jeff Dolan (Kristi); the granddaughter of Violet Lentz; and the niece of Philip Dolan, Rex M. Lentz (Gail), Tim Lentz (Diana) and Laurie Davis (Rob). Bethany is also survived by numerous cousins and friends. The Funeral Service will be on Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), with The Rev. George Portice officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 9, from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to: Michigan Humane Society.

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A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors
2600 Crooks Road Troy, MI 48084
Tel. (248) 362-2500

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