Barbara Jane Dildine

December 9, 1929October 31, 2018

Barbara Jane (Adams) Dildine, Age 88, a lifetime resident of Ann Arbor, MI passed away on October 31, 2018.

Barbara was the beloved wife of Harry Dildine for 49 wonderful years (Married Oct 16th, 1948), loving mother to David Dildine, current resident of Thailand, Dan (Roxanne) Dildine of Brighton, MI, Duane (Jill) Dildine of Bellevue, WA, brother, Curtis (Marcia) Adams, of Winter Springs, FL along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Emily (Chance) Young of Kalamazoo, MI and Denny Dildine of Brighton, MI. She is also survived by one great granddaughter, Chloe Young (age 6) and a lifelong friend Nancy Bryan, since the age of 5 . Proceeded in death by her father, Curtis Adams, mother, Verald Adams and her only sister, Joanne Sinclair.

Most Sundays, you could find Barb at her booth in Kerrytown, (a longtime member of the Ann Arbor Artisan Guild), where she created and sold many pieces of her pottery, jewelry, and painted china. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and was a proud member of the Red Hat Society. Barb was a huge supporter and advocate for her local animal shelters. She provided many four legged friends a safe haven and home throughout her years. Barb and Harry loved to camp, and enjoyed many camping trips up North during their marriage, especially the times they shared at Rogers City. Barb was a huge music lover, with an eclectic taste, and a passion for all things Beatles.

A memorial gathering is being held Thursday, November 15 at 10 A.M. at Muehlig Funeral Chapel (403 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you give back to your local animal shelters/rescues. We know that would touch Barb and help keep her memory alive.


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, November 15, 2018

Barbara Jane Dildine

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Marcia Adams

November 9, 2018

Dear Family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss.
Hoping and praying for comfort and strength through this most difficult time.
Wanted to leave you with some endearing memories of your Mom and Grandma.
One Christmas when the economy had dipped and Curt and I were out of work and we were expecting a baby, they helped us out
and we are forever grateful.
Also, on another Christmas, Barb let me help with the tree decorating. She brought out box after box of ornaments, lights and
tinsel. In my ignorance, I placed all of them on the tree, unaware that every year she chose a theme and decorated accordingly. She
didn't say anything unkind and I had a blast. Years later I accidentally learned of my blunder yet she had let me live in my bliss and did
not burst my bubble.
A couple days after her departure, these words came to mind.
" Another beautiful lady has left this earth,
To find her new and glorious berth.
With her new beginning and life without end,
With her loving Savior, Redeemer and Friend.

With heavy hearts and tear-stained souls,
Memories fly through of days before,
Where young lives flew to meet the old.
Remembering her love, she gave some more.

Meditating on her life well spent,
On family, friends, pets and life,
Giving more than receiving,
Laughing more than crying.

So let's join her in joyous celebration,
Of new places and familiar faces,
Gracefully dancing in her Savior's arms,
Who welcomed her home, His love to atone."

With Much Love and Sympathy,


Jacqueline Lucas Belt

November 3, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Loved seeing your mom with us watching the Beatles. She gave me a great pic of the 4 of them.

Always knew we would see her smile she really was pretty. Learned a lot from her. Crocheting.

Remember the great carnival she allowed us to have in your yard and ours. Our prayers are with all of you.