WATERFORD, MICH.— Mary Mildred “Mickey” Kaufman, 94, formally of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2013. Mildred was born on Feb. 14, 1919, to the late David S. and Elizabeth (Rea) Gilchrist in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Mildred married Stewart R. Kaufman (deceased) on Feb. 14, 1941 in Toronto, Canada and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. The couple raised two sons and a daughter (deceased).
Mildred is survived by her two sons, Alan (Shirley) Kaufman of White Lake, Mich. and Keith (Gloria) Kaufman of Interlochen; grandchildren, Kirk (Jennifer) Kaufman of Lake Orion, Mechele Ryska of Milford and Heather York (Aaron) of Interlochen; great-grandchildren, Austin, Sage, Sky, Isabel and Carter; sister, M. Jean Claxton of Elora, Ontario and brother, William Gilchrist of Sarnia, Ontario.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with a visitation to be held one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that memorial contributions be directed to the Traverse City Humane Society.
Arrangements for the family have been entrusted to Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.