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Mildred Daggett

December 12, 1935 — June 7, 2023

Littleton, Colorado

Mildred Daggett

 

Mildred Darling (not Darlene) Daggett (Mitzi) passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 7th, 2023, in Littleton, Colorado at the age of 87. Mitzi was born on December 12, 1935 to Lester V. Sawvel and Mildred K. Sawvel of Mystic, Iowa. She grew up on a farm and was properly tormented by her older siblings – Keith, James, Patricia, and Louise – who called themselves the “big 4”. She is survived by her younger sister Janice who lives in Iowa. After graduating from Moravia High School, she left for the big city – Des Moines. There she met the love of her life Gene Daggett and started a new branch of the family tree. While united in heaven now, they are survived by their children Brad and Debbie, grandchildren - Brendan, Bronson, Sammy, Lauren, Lindsey, Fritz and Ingrid, and great-grandchildren Oliver, Vaden and Winter.

Mitzi was very active in high school being named Salutatorian of her class, playing clarinet in the marching band, and delivering her trademark left hook shot along with some well-placed elbows for the girls’ basketball team. The story may have grown over the years, but she said her coach made her shoot 100 hook shots before she went home.

Mitzi was very proud of her 35-year career with United Airlines. Her transfer to the new Stapleton airport in Denver brought her family to Colorado in the 60’s. Soon afterwards, what started as a couple’s ski trip to Winter Park ended with Brad and Debbie being put on a bus to join them because “the kid’s just have to see this”! Many happy memories were made on family ski trips.

When Gene was diagnosed with cancer in 1981, they were given less than a year together. They made the most of that by stretching it to 10 years and visiting Hawaii every year and even taking a Caribbean cruise.

When Mitzi retired from United, her grandchildren were very young with working parents. What began as “trial basis” turned into permanent role taking care of her grandchildren. We were all blessed by this close connection to her kind and giving spirit.

She is deeply loved and sorely missed.

A viewing is scheduled on Tuesday, June 27th at 12:00pm at Heflebower Funeral & Cremation Services, located at 8955 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Ste. 100, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, following with an entombment at Crown Hill Cemetery at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/

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