BELEN FEATHER

Belen Marie Feather, 93, entered heaven peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at The Willows Assisted Living in St. Joseph.

Belen was born March 3, 1928 in Tucson, AZ to Peter and Amelia (Fuentes) Ordoins. On May 24, 1952, she married George Milton Feather in Watervliet.

Always full of energy, Belen had a wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile, and touched many lives through her kindness and generosity. Above all, family was a priority in her life, and family gatherings were especially important and memorable. She was a long-standing member of Twelve Corners Community Church. She lived in her hometown of Tucson for many years later in life and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Belen was very educated and accomplished much during her professional career including: Bookkeeper at the Barentsen Candy Company in Benton Harbor; secretary at Coloma Public Schools (Washington Elementary and Coloma Elementary); heavily involved for several years in the Coloma Migrant Program; Spanish instructor at Lake Michigan College; developed and conducted preventative medical seminars through the University of Arizona and the YWCA, Tucson AZ; she translated (English/Spanish) for medical professionals; traveled into Mexico with the Flying Samaritan Group to translate during surgeries/medical procedures; and much more. Belen’s passion of helping people and drive kept her working through her mid 70s.

Belen is survived by her daughters, Linda (Jerry) Megna, Arlene (Richard) Horton, and Susan (Jim) Thompson; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her devoted husband, George; her granddaughters, Tanya Megna and Lindsey (Horton) Cook; her siblings; her parents; many extended family and wonderful friends.

The services for Belen will be held privately. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions to be made to Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022.