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Dorothy "Dort" Henson

March 22, 1954 December 13, 2017
Dorothy "Dort" Henson
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Obituary for Dorothy "Dort" Henson

Dorothy “Dort” Henson, a resident of Milford, died on December 13, 2017 after having been diagnosed with ALS in July. She was 63 years old.

Dorothy was born on March 22, 1954 in St. Clair, Michigan. She was a graduate of Franklin High School and graduated from Oakland Community College with her degree in restaurant management. Following school she enjoyed working with many area restaurants, Dunham Hills Golf Course, and being a nanny. She was a natural at caring for children, for whom she could always come up with a new creative game, fun activity or event at the drop of a hat! She loved filling her time with gardening, crafting, and opportunities to cook, entertain and plan parties for her family and friends whom she loved with all of her heart.

To know her, was to love her, and her radiant smile, bright beautiful eyes and beaming personality, that could light up any room, will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Jim” Henson, her parents Doris Jean and Monroe Deedler, brothers, Ronald and Richard Deedler, and mother and father-in-law, Catherine and Bert Fairbanks.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine “Katie” (Anthony) Miller, her son, Raymond S. Fairbanks, and their father, Raymond C. Fairbanks; stepdaughters, Kim and Chrissy; grandchildren, Leah, Autumn, Skylar, Brian and Brittney; great-granddaughter, Audrey. She leaves her special friend, Joe Ruhlman; siblings, Edward (Val) Deedler, Barbara Deedler Grimsley, Dennis Deedler, Carol Deedler (Dale) Dickson, and Mark (Carol) Deedler and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.


A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Wednesday, December 20, at 4:30PM. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from 2PM until the time of service. Following the service, a luncheon will follow at the Milford American Legion Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to do something special in her name.

For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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Visitation

Wednesday

20

Dec

2:00 PM 12/20/2017 2:00:00 PM - 4:30 PM 12/20/2017 4:30:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

20

Dec

4:30 PM 12/20/2017 4:30:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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