In memory of
Caroline W. Glifford
Caroline W. Gifford Caroline W. Gifford (nee Wilcox), age 92, of Bethlehem Woods, LaGrange Park, formerly of LaGrange. Beloved wife of Dr. Edgar D. "Ted" Gifford; loving sister of Bill Wilcox (Cleveland), devoted mother of Anne (Jerry) Umbarger and Dr. Blair D. (Ann) Gifford; and, cherished grandmother of Dr. Mark (Stefanie) Umbarger, Michael Umbarger, Kelsey (fianc Scott Casper) and Taylor Gifford, and loved by caregivers Vickie and Ruth. Caroline had a cheery disposition, a keen sense of humor, and was well liked by all. She graduated as a voice major from Albion College. After college, she was an outstanding singer and performed throughout Chicago. Also, she was a school teacher at Cossitt School and a very active community leader in LaGrange. She was the first Curator of the LaGrange Historical Society. Caroline was a Regent in the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Board member at Plymouth Place, and had long term involvement with Delta Gamma Sorority, Allied Arts, Questers, the LaGrange Garden Club, the LaGrange Architectural and Heritage Commission, and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Visitation were held on Monday, October 17, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, where a chapel service was held on Tuesday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m. The interment will follow at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, 150 S. Ashland Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525. Service Information: (708) 352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
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