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Lucy May Garlinghouse

February 1, 1926 June 4, 2019
Lucy May Garlinghouse
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Lucy May Garlinghouse, age 93, of Dryden, formerly of Ferndale, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born February 1, 1926 in Florida, to Art and Ella (Thrushman) Gascho.

Lucy attended Hazel Park High School, after finishing school she married Junior “J.E.” Garlinghouse on November 17, 1942 in Mt. Clemens. Junior immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army, and Lucy went to work serving her country as a “Rosie the Riveter”. Mr. and Mrs. Garlinghouse enjoyed wintering in Lakeland, Florida, for many years. Mrs. Garlinghouse was an avid reader, over the last 10 years, probably averaging 1 book a week. Lucy was a member of the Dryden Wesleyan Church and made many dear friends there.

Mrs. Garlinghouse is survived by her children: Gary Garlinghouse of Dryden, Peggy (Kenneth) Bradley of Dryden, John (Cathy) Garlinghouse of Dryden, Lucy (Mark) Cromas of Imlay City and Amber (Richard Judd) Garlinghouse of Elba; grandchildren: Brian, Andrew, Darlene, John, Jr., Sarah, Matthew and Royal; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Junior Garlinghouse; parents: Art and Ella Gascho; and several siblings.

In accordance with Lucy’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Memorial contributions may be made to Dryden Twp. Library, 5480 Main St., Dryden, Michigan 48428. Please share condolences and memories at

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Dryden Twp. Library

5480 Main St.
Dryden, Michigan 48428

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