Death of Helen Milliken

November 16, 2012
Traverse City, Michigan

Former Mich. first lady dies at 89
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The Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Helen Wallbank Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving first lady and a staunch supporter of women's rights and environment issues, has died. She was 89.

Son William Milliken Jr. says she died Friday morning at the family's Traverse City, Mich., home.

Early in her husband's political career, Milliken dutifully played the role of unassuming, supportive spouse. But she evolved into an outspoken advocate of issues close to her heart...

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