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Dorothy Higley Binder
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1923
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 2006
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA

Dorothy Binder passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at St. Mary's of Michigan hospital in Saginaw, following a lingering illness.

The former Dorothy Higley was born October 25, 1923 in Ypsilanti, the daughter of the late Charles M. Higley and Sarah H. (Millikin) Higley. Dorothy came to Caro with her parents as a young girl, and graduated Salutatorian from Caro High School in the class of 1941. She then graduated from Bay City Business Institute, working for several years as a bookkeeper for the Austin Construction Co. at the Dow Chemical Plant in Midland.

She was united in marriage to Rex B. Binder on October 17, 1949 in Caro by the late Rev. Olaf Jensen and was a lifelong Baptist. Dorothy enjoyed playing the piano and church organ, starting as a young girl in various churches throughout her adult life. Besides being a homemaker, Dorothy was the bookkeeper for Rex Binder Sales in Caro for many years. She also enjoyed planting flowers, cooking and reading.

Dorothy Binder was survived by her husband of over 56 years, Rex B. Binder of Caro; three daughters and one son, Marion K. Binder of Caro, Lois J. Binder of Saginaw, Ruth F. Binder & her husband Darwin Heme of Grand Ledge, Fred & Chris Binder of Caro and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her half-sister, Marion Rabidue.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Mason Higley (1880 - 1953)
  Sadie Helen Milliken Higley (1882 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Elizabeth Higley Rabidue (1908 - 2000)**
  Grace Lorene Higley Moore (1909 - 1969)**
  Dorothy Higley Binder (1923 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Almer Township Cemetery
Caro
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Twist
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45380336
Dorothy <i>Higley</i> Binder
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My great aunt. I am very surprised I never connected the dots, met her about three times during my childhood when my Great Aunt Marion Rabidue would bring her to our house and called her Aunt Dorothy. I never realized until now that she was my grandmother...(Read more)
- Katy Rosell
 Added: Nov. 15, 2011
 
 
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