2010-08-25 / Obituaries



Hilda Marie Garbutt, age 86, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Port Huron.

She was the daughter of Henry and Edna (Sly) Locke. Born December 1, 1923 on a farm in Worth Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.

Hilda was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. A choir director for 32 years, a Sunday School teacher many years, a life member of the UMW. She worked at Westbrook Hardware, Croswell 15 years. She and Robert F. Garbutt were married on April 3, 1943 in the Lexington United Methodist Church. They farmed most of their lives on their centennial farm in Worth Township before moving to Fort Gratiot in 1997. Bob passed away December 24, 2005.

She is survived by one son, Robert Morris Garbutt of Port Huron; two daughters, Kay L. Fuller of Port Huron, Barbara Lee (Garey) Herbert of Croswell; grandchildren, Katie Plohocky of Tulsa, OK, Heidi (Scott) Anglebrandt of Howell, MI, Melanie (Mark) Fuller Berry of Jacksonville, FL, Melissa (Camille) Khabbaz of Port Huron, Marcy (Pat) Conley of Imlay City, Theresa (Scott) Straffon of Croswell, Dana Herbert Massop of CA, Vincent (Sheila) Herbert of Croswell, and Leann Herbert Hicks of TX; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Almeda Locke of Lakeport, and Esther Locke of Spring Hill, FL.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

A funeral service was held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell with Pastor Kevin Fick who officiated.

Burial was in the Croswell Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Bethel United Methodist Church.

ìDeath does not extinguish the light, rather it puts out the lamp, because the dawn has come.î


Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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