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A private celebration of her life is being planned. She will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, next to her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to a cause that would have been dear to her heart; American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Disabled Veterans of America or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o the funeral home.
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Age 71, passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 18, 2021. Dolores was born in Kalamazoo, on June 10, 1949, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Osborn) Baldwin. She was a graduate of Paw Paw Adult Education. She worked for many years as a Home Health Aid. In her spare time she enjoyed working on puzzles and watching the Hallmark Channel, and her soaps. She loved Nascar and taking trips with Uncle Phil, with whom she also visited many Nascar tracks. On July 27, 1974, she married Thomas Merchant who preceded her in death in 2011. Dolores is survived by her children, Sherri Baldwin, Tim (Kristy) Baldwin, Loretta (Jay Anthony) Merchant, Thomas (Jamie) Merchant, Jr., grandchildren, Amber (Adam), Brittany, Chloe, Natasha, Paige, Aaron, Vanessa, Hailee, McKenzi and Cindy; great grandchildren, Ben, Lucy and Mason; sisters, Irene, Helen and Sandra; brother, Alden “Butch”; brother in law, Phil; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Faith and Ruth; step-children, Tommy Joe and Debbie.