- October 10, 1920 - August 4, 2012
- Bedford, Iowa
of Mildred's Passing
- May be given in her name.
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My sister Carolyn let me know of the obituary of your Mother. I could recall many memories of days/evenings spent with you, Lois, and your mother's through 4-H. My brother takes the Bedford paper so we do keep up with a few current happenings. I am not very good at keeping up with friends of the past, doesn't mean I don't think of the many high school friends from Bedford, would be good to hear from you. I know that
Posted by: Mariann Hoffman Harlan - Georgetown, KY - high school friend Sep 17, 2012
I will remember my Aunt Mildred for her keen intelligence, her beautiful smile, and her indomitable spirit. She was cheerful, brave, hardworking, and always willing to help. She looked after my grandmother in the last years of her life and was a wonderful “big sister” to my mother. (The Carnival cruise my mother took near the end of her life was with her sister, Mildred, and I will always be grateful to Aunt Mildred for making that trip possible.) Aunt
Posted by: Sondra Kline - Tulsa, OK - niece Aug 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It is always so hard to lose Mom--and Mildred was such a dear one. When I think of her I have many
fond memories of our families together when we were young. Thankfully the memories we get to keep!
Posted by: Joyce Gietl - Aurora, CO - Family friend Aug 08, 2012
We are thinking of you at this time in the loss of your mother. We send our sympathy and prayers, and hope you can find comfort at this time. Thinking of you all, Ellen and Jerry Dougherty
Posted by: Jerry & Ellen Dougherty - Forsyth, MO Aug 06, 2012
I knew Grandma D. longer than any of my other 3 grandparents. She was one of the nicest and most caring people I've ever met. She was one of the main reasons summer trips to Iowa will remain some of my most fond memories. I remember going to play golf and driving the golf cart. I remember countless card games where a seemingly aloof Grandma seemed to always "get lucky". I remember endless hours of ping pong in her basement.
Posted by: Ryan Davidson - Blacksburg, VA - Grandson Aug 06, 2012
My Grandmother was a warm, wonderful, loving woman. I feel honored to forever be her "favorite (though only) granddaughter." I am sad to see her go, but happy that she can watch over my boys as they grow. She will make an amazing angel.
Posted by: Delynn Davidson - Albuquerque, NM - Granddaughter Aug 06, 2012
Mildred had the poise of royalty, was a delightful conversationalist and was the most fearful Scrabble player I have ever known.
Posted by: Kay McLearen - Bedford, IA Aug 06, 2012
I am thankful to have felt the love and support of such a kind and gracious woman. Grandma D. was a cheerleader for all of us grandkids. Many warm memories of her.
Posted by: David Brian Lee - Rockville, MD - grandchild Aug 05, 2012
We were so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The photo display was just wonderful. Sincerely,
Claire and Tom
Posted by: Tom and Claire Sawyer - Littlefield, TX - classmates Aug 05, 2012