Clover Babcock Weeks, 85, died March 6, 2010, at the Clare Bridge Nursing Home in Farmington Hills, Mich., after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born June 1, 1924, in Evanston, Ill., the third daughter and last child of Irving Brown Babcock and Florence Clover (Scott) Babcock.

“Clovie” graduated from Kingswood High School in 1942 and she attended college at Mary Lyons Junior College in Swathmore, Pa., and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

On June 20, 1945, she married James Henry Weeks, a recent graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy and an ensign in the U.S. Merchant Marine, at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. For the next six years they made their home at 74 Beech St. in Rockland. In 1951 they returned to Michigan and for the next 58 years made their home in Bloomfield Village at 636 Waddington Road. During those years, Clover and Jim would return to Maine each year with their children and spend the summer with her in-laws, J. Rodney and H. Emily Weeks on Ash Point.

Clover was a lifelong member of Christ Church Cranbrook, serving on the Altar Guild and as a church school teacher. Her primary hobby was painting, but she also loved to play golf and bridge. Her paintings of landscapes and seascapes won a number of awards at local juried art shows. After Jim died, she traveled extensively to Europe, South America and the Far East. Clover loved people and will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her willingness to help those in need.

Clover was predeceased by her husband, James Henry Weeks; and her two older sisters, Madeline Drummond (Babcock) Vinton and Harriet Jane (Babcock) Alexander.

Clover is survived by her four sons, James S. Weeks of Cornish, Maine, Rodney B. Weeks and his wife, Deborah, of Commerce Township, Mich., Irving J. “John” Weeks and his wife, Jamie, of Lapeer, Mich., and Jason A. Weeks of Costa Mesa, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Heather E. Weeks of South Thomaston and Jacob T. Weeks of Camden, E. Lauren, J. Jonathan and M. Paul Weeks of Commerce Township, Mich., Nikki L. Wildren of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Bryce J. Burasinski of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and seven nieces and nephews, Joan B. Henrikksen of Naples, Ind., Linda M. Harrison of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Ann J. Alexander of Salida, Colo., James R. Alexander of Johnstown, Pa., Peter Hellier of Allegany, N.Y., Susan Hellier of Gallatin Gateway, Mont., and Sally (Hellier) Boynton of Wakefield, R.I.

Clover’s family greatly appreciates the skilled and compassionate care of all the staff at Clare Bridge Nursing Home and Seasons Hospice Care who made Clover’s final days as comfortable and happy as possible.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on a date to be determined in the near future. A gathering for family and friends will follow the memorial service at the church. A graveside service will be held later this summer at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland, where her ashes will be buried beside those of her husband.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Clover’s name may be made to Christ Church Cranbrook, Kingswood High School, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of one’s choice.

The committal service will be held Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland. Following the service, her ashes will be buried beside those of her husband, James H. Weeks. A gathering for family and friends will follow the committal service at the Samoset Hotel.