Aileen Dickinson

April 18, 1925April 8, 2014

Aileen Dickinson

WEST COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Dr. Aileen Dickinson, 88, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. A visitation and reception for family and friends will be held following the service. Dr. Dickinson was born April 18, 1925 in Detroit, MI and passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was the daughter of Dr. James Watson and Ola Irene McCulloch. Dr. Dickinson had a long career as a Speech Pathologist. She earned her PhD at the University of South Carolina in Special Education Administration. She received her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology at the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree in Speech at Northwestern University. She founded St. Nicholas Speech School in Greenwood, SC and was Director of Speech and Hearing at Fernald State School in Boston, MA. Dr. Dickinson served as Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina for 15 years. She was active in theatre and was the Director of the Greenwood Children’s Theatre and founder of the Gateway Players in Southbridge, MA. She was a lifelong member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association where she was declared a Fellow. She was also a 50 year White Rose member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Surviving are her daughters, Robyn Zimmerman (Len), Pat Linton (Ron); son, Conrad Lau; grandchildren, Jean Zimmerman, Kerrie Barbee, Leigh Ann McMinn, Amber Bagnulo, Gibb Little, Ike Linton and Ida Linton; 8 great-grandchildren; step children, Rick Dickinson, J. D. Dickinson, Linda Allard and Lauren Eavers. She was predeceased by her husbands, Edwin Lau and Rich Dickinson; brothers, Dr. James Watson and Dr. Theodore Watson. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. the direction of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington Chapel, Lexington, SC.


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 11, 2014

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Bill Webb

April 15, 2014

It was a great pleasure to know Aileen during her time living at Still Hopes. A truly remarkable and wonderful lady.

Kelly Sullivan-Mcginn

April 11, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. Ed and your mom were always great to me and such good friends with my parents. I hope they are re-uniting and having fun, as they always did. My thoughts are with you.

Podie Brunton

April 11, 2014

To Aileen's extended family, we send our heartfelt sympathy. You are her legacy, and you have our deepest sympathy. She will be missed at Still Hopes, as well.
Podie Brunton

Cliff and Rose Fagan

April 10, 2014

Robyn,Pat, and Chuck, our thoughts are with you. Aileen was a dear friend and we had many good times together. She was so helpful to Ellen choosing her career, Thank you Pat for letting us know of Aileens death. All of you were a force in Greenwood in all areas of making our community a better place to live. All our love, Cliff and Rose

Lisa Burghardt

April 9, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the Dickinson family at this difficult time. Keeping you all in prayer.

April 9, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the God of peace (Romans 15:33).

Diane, FL

Judy Cheek Ethridge

April 9, 2014

Aileen made a difference wherever she was. She gave me my first job as an SLP at St. Nicholas Speech & Hearing Center in Greenwood. She was my mentor and my friend. What a contribution she made to so many lives here - and I'm sure she is welcomed in Heaven by a host of those whose lives she touched.

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

April 9, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.