Carolee Ferguson Moss

August 10, 1939January 9, 2016

Carolee Ferguson Moss passed away peacefully on January 10, 2016 at the age of 76 with friends and family at her side.

Born in Plainfield, NJ she graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she studied Speech Pathology and Audiology. In college she was active in Blithe Spirit Productions, a traveling drama group. She was married in Salt Lake City, Utah and taught elementary school before starting a family. She lived in New Jersey, Maine and New York before moving to Ann Arbor, MI. She enjoyed nature walks, photography, cooking and sewing. Carolee wrote plays which won her church theater group awards in regional competition. After returning to the workforce as a technical writer, Carolee earned a master’s degree and worked in Blind Rehabilitation at Detroit Medical Center until she retired.

Following retirement, Carolee became a community activist awarded “Volunteer of the Year” in 2015 by the Northville Democratic club. She was a strong supporter of equal rights and the National Marriage Challenge, involved in the annual Walk 4 Hearing fundraiser for the Hearing Loss Association of Michigan, and was a member of the Northwest Universalist Unitarian Church in Southfield where she sang in the choir. She loved to travel, whether taking road trips and camping, kayaking in the San Juan Islands or cruising the Danube in Hungary. She will be remembered for her vitality, optimism, and adventurous spirit. Carolee is survived by 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Services to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, February 13t, 2016h from 2:00 – 3:00pm at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church at 23925 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hearing Loss Association of America.


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Rebecca Peterson

April 28, 2016

I just learned of Carolee's passing. She was a vibrant soul.

Wendy Valhoff

February 9, 2016

Carolee was a wonderful friend. We met her in 1991, and have been friends ever since. We were looking forward to a visit from her this month, and were shocked to hear of her sudden death. We are so sorry, and feel her loss very personally. We send our sincere synmpathy to her family.

dian slavens

February 8, 2016

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Carolee. She was a wonderful woman with a kind soul. She was very active in the democratic party, helping so many. Carolee spent numerous hours and days on my campaign, fighting the good fight. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a fantastic woman.

Jane Smiley

January 28, 2016

Carolee was a friend of twenty years, the best travel buddy to Europe, South America etc. She was great at Scrabble and never met a stranger.The community has lost an activist in too many causes to count.

Kathleen Perkins

January 19, 2016

So sorry to hear about the death of Carolee.

She was a member of our Sunday School class in Mount Clemens.

She was always willing to share her thoughts and insights on religious questions.

She had a warm, friendly and generous personality.

We will all really miss her cheerful spirit.

Please accept our sympathy.

Don and Kathleen Perkins

Cindy Clardy

January 14, 2016

I first met Carolee long ago at Women Together meetings. Later we were both involved supporting the fight for Michigan marriage equality. Carolee was a bright, funny, active woman. Her sudden death is a great loss to not only her friends but the LGBT community.

Michael Schacherbauer

January 11, 2016

Carolee was always smiling, always happy, and always an inspiration to us all.
With deepest sympathy for the loss of a dear lady and a special friend.

Michael Schacherbauer and Don Savolainen
East Lansing, MI