Therese Marie Bluhm

April 5, 1934 – September 25, 2012

Mancelona resident Therese Marie Bluhm attended Detroit parochial schools, received her Bachelor’s at Marygrove College, and earned her Masters at the University of Detroit.  After teaching public school she moved to Massachusetts in the early 1960s and had a 33-year career with the Silver Burdett Ginn textbook company.  Bluhm was preceded in death by her beloved partner Elizabeth Houston.

Boston Globe, September 26, 2012

Bedford Funeral Home

Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson pic

April 20, 1976 – April 8, 2013

Detroit native Edward Johnson studied dance at Oakland University, Marygrove College, and Wayne State University.  His LGBTQ activism included work with the Horizons Project and Men of Color.  Johnson also won a number of Detroit area female impersonation titles performing as Tokyo Reign.

Between The Lines, April 18, 2013