Alpha I. Livingston
Alpha I. Livingston, 97, of Midland, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2017 at Bickford Assisted Living in Midland. The daughter of the late Zerah A. and Daisy J. (Childs) Blodgett was born in Gladwin, March 12, 1919 where she was raised and educated. Alpha was a school teacher for many years prior to raising her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Women Circle. Alpha enjoyed sewing, traveling, gardening and reading. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. On Nov. 22, 1945, Alpha married Donald V. Livingston and after 70 years of marriage he died July 24, 2014. Surviving are her children, Phillip Livingston of Interlochen, Lee (Betty) Livingston of Bellaire, Marilyn (John) Lefler of Midland, Maxine (Jerry) Myers of Hemlock, Clifford Livingston of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Brian, Melissa, Nick, Erik and Vince; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Olivia McQueen, Aubrey Myers, Aki and Mia Livingston. In addition to her parents and husband, Alpha was preceded in death by her brothers, George and Alex Blodgett. Funeral and committal services for Alpha will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Wilson MILLER Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J.D. Landis officiating. Interment will be in Homer Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church. Personal messages of condolence maybe offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com Family wishes to thank the staff at Bickford for the care and compassion given to Alpha.
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