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Lillian E (Duckworth) Vallad, 79, of Woodard Lake, Ronald Township, passed away late Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.  The daughter of Edward & Edith (Taylor) Duckworth, she was born on May 21, 1936 in Eaton Rapids. 

On June 15, 1954, in Williamston, she married Jack Vallad and they enjoyed 61 years of marriage.  Lillian also worked very hard in two family businessess, Vallad Electric and Vallad Concessions. She also was a wonderful mother and wife, raising three children. In her free time, she served as President of the Ionia J.C.ettes and loved decorating her home with antiques.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  a sister, Bertha Martin;  a brother, Edward Duckworth. 

Surviving are her husband, Jack Vallad;  their children, Michael & Jan Vallad, Edward &  Charlene Vallad, and Theresa & Thomas Clark;  seven grandchildren,  Joshua Vallad, Terra & Jon Dalton, Jason Vallad, Amanda & Brandon Simmons, and Anna Clark;  and three great-grandchildren, Kendal Dalton, Jackson Dalton, and Cecilia Simmons;  and many nieces and nephews .

Private interment will be at Woodard Lake Cemetery.  To send a message of sympathy to the family or to sign Lillian's online guest book, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  

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  1. Terry McPherson on September 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Dear jack and family,

    Our hearts are heavy hearing of Lillian’s passing. What a fine lady she was. She left a great legacy full of memories.

    Thinking of you all
    Terry and Judy mc



  2. Chip & Linda on September 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your lost. May God help you and the family through this time.



  3. Chip & Linda on September 12, 2015 at 12:00 am


  4. Chip & Linda on September 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    We are sorry for your lost. Prayers are sent to you and the family.



  5. Jack & Ann Fahey on September 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a great lady. We will always remember our good times together.



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