Ardith R. Bickford Perry Born March 30, 1922 in Caledonia, MI, the daughter of Fred and Minnie Newman, passed away March 15, 2012 at the age of 89. Ardith worked in the Michigan Secretary of State's Office for 17 years, before retiring in 1983. She loved music, and as a member of West Locke Wesleyan Church, she would play piano while singing duets with her husband Dale. She also enjoyed camping with her family. Ardith was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dale F. Bickford in 2008; daughter-in-law, Mary Bickford; former son-in-law, Gail Taylor; brothers, Ray Newman (Helen), Paul Newman (Marjorie), Wayne Newman (Marion) and Morris Newman (Zelona). She is survived by daughter, Kay Taylor of Perry and son, Dale Bickford Jr. also of Perry; grandchildren, Debbie Colpaert (Kent), Denise Jones (Anthony) and Douglas Taylor (Melissa); great-grandchildren, Spencer and Austin Colpaert, Molly, Christopher and Emily Taylor. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at West Locke Wesleyan Church, 2652 Haslett Rd., Williamston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
(Breast Cancer), 3100 West Road - Bldg. B, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI 48823 or West Locke Wesleyan Church, 2652 Haslett Rd., Williamston, MI 48895. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grwilliamston.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Mar. 18 to Mar. 25, 2012