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Barbara Ann Laiklam

January 06 , 1937 - August 01 , 2022
Barbara Ann Laiklam Obituary on Michigan Memorial Funeral Home

Barbara Ann Laiklam

January 06 , 1937 - August 01 , 2022


Sunday, August 14, 2022

12:00 ~ 2:00 PM

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Sunday, August 14, 2022

2:00 PM

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Inurnment at Michigan Memorial Park



Laiklam, Barbara A., age 85, of Taylor, lost her battle to Alzheimer’s disease and passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born in Detroit, MI on January 6, 1937.


Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She cherished one on one conversations where she was an excellent sounding board with no judgment and sound advice. She loved small artistic projects, crafts, puzzles and reading. She welcomed anyone interested into her world. She could patiently teach, while enjoying the companionship on her shared project.  She had a knack for inviting you in and somehow one would come out of these sessions wiser, or their problems brought to light and resolutions discussed.


Her true passion was flower gardening. She researched plants, studied them, and nurtured them. She would take the time to walk you through her garden and explain each flower and why she planted it. Her garden was something to behold and would rival any master garden.


She will be missed mostly for her genuine compassion, whether it be with people, plants or pets. She cared deeply and things flourished under her watchful eye.


Barbara was the beloved wife of Joseph Laiklam. Loving mother to Gregory (Renee) Pinkham, Jacqueline (Kim) Zeune, Steven (Dawn) Pinkham, Mark (Kimberly) Laiklam, and Christopher Byrne. Dearest grandmother to Scott (Angela), Jason (Jessica), Stacey (Peter), Erik, Angelique, Alexis (Steve), Amanda, Melissa (Stephen), Mackenzie (Ethan), Carly, Kyle (Jordan), Laura, Logan, Luke. She was the great-grandmother to Morgan, Erin, Luke, Aubrey, Jacob, Jackson, Breilyn, David, Ryder B, Nikolaj, Layla, Tate, Ryder P, Colin, Carrie, Sam and Will. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her siblings Laura (Jerry) Kelly, Joseph Bearden, and Janet Bearden. She is preceded in death by her first husband Thomas Pinkham, son Thomas Pinkham, Jr., daughter Kristi Byrne, and siblings Nora Conaster and Oren Bearden. Her cremation took place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.



Service is followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Luncheon Reception


Inurnment in Michigan Memorial Park


The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association



God’s Garden

Author: Melissa Shreve



God looked around his garden

And he found an empty place

He then looked down upon his earth

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest

God’s garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering

He knew you were in pain

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills are hard to climb

So he closed your weary eyelids,

And whispered “Peace Be Thine”.

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.


  • Your mom was a very caring and loving person....she was very sincere, and always made you feel like a part of the family when she talked with you....she was a blessing to a lot of your friends. Pete & Theresa Zukowski

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