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Louise Dildine Brigham

March 16, 1915 November 10, 2011
Louise Dildine Brigham
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Obituary for Louise Dildine Brigham

Louise Dildine Brigham, age 96 and a resident of Milford since 1942, died on November 10, 2011.
She was preceded in death by husbands, William Dildine (1991) and George Brigham (2003) and grandson, Ross William Dildine. She is survived by her son, David R. (the late Janet) Dildine of Lombard, Illinois and the daughter of her heart, Verna (John) Colegrove; granddaughters, Kay Linda Dildine and Sherie Georgitsis; grandson, Brian Fuchs, and five great grandchildren. She was aunt Louise to many, including Marge & Ron, and had many dear friends including Dottie Sheffler, Barb Tressler, Jean Ricketts and Duane (Robert) Karr.

Born on March 16, 1915 in Tharptown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Robert Alexander Chesney and Mercie Cordelia Tharp, Louise grew up in Shamokin, where she was a 1933 graduate of Shamokin High School. In 1941 she married William Dildine, and in 1942 they made their home on East Liberty Street in Milford. In her early years in Milford she worked at the Milford Times with editor Bob Rowe, and later began her work as a Report Writer with the General Motors Proving Grounds. Louise would go on to work at the Grounds from 1949 until her retirement in 1974. She was ever active in the community, serving on the Huron Valley School Board from 1957-1963, volunteered many years at Huron Valley Hospital where she was a President of the Volunteers Association, and devoted eleven years as a member of the Milford Planning Commission. She was also a long time member of the Oak Grove Cemetery Committee, helped to support the building of the Oak Grove Cemetery Bridge, and was a very active member and Past President of the Milford Historical Society. Louise loved Milford and her home on East Liberty Street where �she never had a bad neighbor�.


A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Monday, November 14, at 11AM. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10AM until the time of service. Memorials are encouraged in her name to the Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, 1055 Garden Road, Milford, MI 48381. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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