Jessie passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014, at age 91. Jessie was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on May 9, 1923, to Malcolm and Jane Dow. She married her husband, William Piper, on June 19, 1946, in Kilsyth, where they started a family. In 1956, she and her young family immigrated to Detroit, Mich., and later they moved to Huntington Woods, Mich. For the past three years Jessie resided at Arbors in Shelburne. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the entire staff at Arbors for their loving care of Jessie over the last few years. Jessie is survived by her son, William and his wife, Pam, of Hinesburg; grandchildren, Malcolm of Ossining, N.Y., and Christine of Oakland, Calif.; and brother, James Dow of Melbourne, Australia. Jessie was predeceased by her parents; brother, Malcolm; husband, William; and daughter, Jean Fleming. A memorial service will be held at Berkley Community Church in Michigan on July 10, 2014.
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