Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:27am
Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.
Ann Arbor News, May 28, 1954
This color guard led the many units of Ann Arbor's pre-Memorial Day parade last night. Included were several bands and drum and bugle corps, military units, scouts and other patriotic organizations. The firing guard of the Dexter American Legion post fired a salute to the county's war dead during a brief stop of Main St., and Taps were blown.