A celebration of Shirley Dutcher’s life will take place in a service from 2-5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16 at Friendship Park, 3380 Clarkston Road, Orion.
Shirley, of Goodrich, died peacefully Jan. 13, 2016.
She was 84.
Survived by her loving and devoted husband Jack of 64 years; dearest mother of Debra (Clifford) Wilkerson, Suzanne (Kenneth) Friddle and Cynthia (Kevin) Wilson; mother-in-law of Bob Downs; foster mother of Krista Thomas and special Aunt of Jan Gilmore; preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Eva Redmond, daughter Darlene Ridley, grandson Tanner Downs and sisters Marion Davis and Audrey Rowden; cherished Nana and Grammie of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Shirley worked for the Scripts family in her earlier years. She loved, nurtured and cared for over 100 babies being placed for adoption with the Michigan Children’s Aide Society. Shirley’s heart was so full of love for children that she started Dutcher’s Daycare on the corner of Joslyn and Clarkston Roads in Lake Orion. She enjoyed her retirement, traveling and spending time with her family. God blessed us with a mother who was beautiful both inside and out. She will be missed but we will carry on with all of her wonderful memories.
Memorials may be made to American SIDS Institute and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com