Nancy Riblet

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October 9, 1945 – April 7, 2021

Nancy Jean Riblet of Plymouth graduated from the Ferris State University School of Business in 1968 and went on to a career that took her to the vice presidency at J. Walter Thompson USA, the advertising agency for Ford Motors.  Riblet was survived by her partner of 24 years Evelyn Butler.

Detroit News, April 12, 2021

Patricia Boudrie

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August 19, 1950 – February 9, 2021

Patricia Ann Boudrie was born in Monroe, graduated with the Monroe High School class of 1968, and earned a certificate of early childhood development at Monroe County Community College.  She worked as a secretary at Jefferson High School and at MCCC and also spent a total of 11 years as a teacher’s aide.  Boudrie and her partner Tracey Moran shared homes in Monroe and Newport.

Monroe News, February 12, 2021

Lauriejane Smith

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September 28, 1956 – February 22, 2021

Otisville resident Lauriejane Clare Smith was born in Flint, grew up in Davison, and graduated with the class of 1974 from Davison High School.  After completing the criminal justice program at Mott Community College, she worked as a park ranger and later as a patrol deputy and paramedic for the Genesee County Sheriff.  In 2015, Smith married her partner Patricia Lawrence-Smith, who died in 2019.

Hensen Funeral Home

Linda Caldwell

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December 13, 1949 – January 13, 2021

Originally from Iowa, Gladwin resident Linda Sue Caldwell taught high school health in Wisconsin and later at Ogemaw High in West Branch.  She was also an athletic trainer and volleyball coach.  Caldwell and her wife and partner of 38 years Susan Hightower also ran the Twisted Oak Tree Farm with an easement arranged through Little Forks Conservancy.

Gladwin County Record, January 20, 2021