|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1908|
|Death: ||May 1, 2005|
Mildred Louise (Larson) French, 97, died at 10 AM Sunday, May 1, 2005, at her Digby House residence. Born Feb. 13, 1908, at Danville, IL, she was the daughter of Victor John Larson and Ellen Belle (Newman) Larson. She was a 1925 graduate of Jefferson High School, and a lifelong resident of Lafayette. Mildred married Ethridge C. French on June 23, 1929 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Mrs. French worked as a bookkeeper for Berger Furniture Store, as a cashier/ bookkeeper for Newmark's Drive-In Grocery Store from 1941-1951, and had co-owned a refrigeration business with her husband, working as office manager from 1951-1962.
She was a former member of the Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma sorority and held many offices in the organization. She served as president of the Centennial School Parent Teacher's Association from 1939-1941. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts, and she made her own clothes for many years. She was a good cook, making the best noodles in the whole world (in the no-doubt biased opinion of her granddaughters!).
She is survived by a daughter, Eloise Dowell; four granddaughters, Vonda J. Dowell, Karen S. Eastridge, Beverly R. Minniear; and Mary L. (husband Mike) Corbin, all of Lafayette; also four great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters, and four great-great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, parents; siblings, Robert A. Larson, Aneta Larson Castor, Lewis Eugene Larson and Victor L. Larson; and son-in-law, William D. Dowell.
--Lafayette Journal & Courier (with addendum by granddaughter, Vonda) - Tue 5/3/2005
Victor John Larson (1884 - 1971)
Ellen Belle Newman Larson (1886 - 1965)
Ethridge Cornelius French (1907 - 2003)*
Mildred Louise Larson French (1908 - 2005)
Robert Andrew Larson (1912 - 1978)*
Aneta Belle Larson Castor (1916 - 1998)*
Lewis Eugene Larson (1922 - 1940)*
Victor Lee Larson (1924 - 2002)*
Tippecanoe Memory Gardens
Plot: Apostle St. Mark, Lot 140, Grave C
Maintained by: Vonda J Dowell
Originally Created by: Linda Zapp
Record added: Nov 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22689762