Martha Gilmore Parfet


Age: 91

last surviving granddaughter of Upjohn Co. founder W.E. Upjohn (the Kalamazoo, Michigan drug company that carried his name has merged with another company in 1995 and now is part of Pfizer) who ran the family department store Gilmore Brothers for 20 years and was a trustee at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the first woman to lead the board, whose grandfather's $1,000 donation created the foundation in 1925.

Cause of Death: Complications of heart disease

Born: October 1, 1925

Died: February 20, 2017

Hickory Corners, Michigan