July 3, 1949 – May 6, 2021
Carolyn Grabarczyk, 71 years young, entered into eternal life on May 6, 2021 surrounded by loving family and friends. Her spirit is carried on in her partner Bob Davis, children Jason and Dulcie (wife), Justin and Rebecca (wife), brothers Danny and Gary (Rogers), Danny and Perry Stalter, sisters Patty (Jordan)Harvey, Cathey Abbott, Marsha Killen, her 5 Grandbabies; Laura, Allison, Evan, Dalton and Carley and numerous nieces and nephews and her fur-baby Beau.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband Larry, parents Bill and Inez and her sisters Jean (Dennis)Atherton, Linda (Jerry) Moore, Pat Forney, and her many beloved fur-babies.
To know Carolyn was to love her. She had a smile that could light up any room and a heart of gold. She was born in Olive Hill, KY on July 3, 1949 and later the family made their way to Williamston, MI. She married her husband Larry on December 30, 1966. In her professional life she worked for numerous medical companies as an Executive Administrator and for the Governor of Michigan. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and donated her time to the National Cancer Society and the Lions Club. She was the Williamston Citizen of The Year as well as a Mrs. Michigan finalist. Her family and friends were precious to her. She loved her girl days filled with lunch, shopping, and laughing. She enjoyed watching her grandbabies, nieces and nephews compete in all their sports and recitals. Carolyn loved to travel-the sunnier and warmer the better! She was smart, quick witted, funny, sarcastic and always ready for great conversation. She taught us to love deeply and "remember honey, you'll always love them but ya don't have to like them right now!" Carolyn was compassionate, kind and always giving. The most amazing thing Carolyn gave to everyone besides a lifetime of truly blessed memories was her time. She always had time for her family and friends no matter what she had going on, you became the most important thing to her. Even though she is gone, she will be remembered for who she was, the most generous, fun loving, and caring person. We will forever love you, thank you for everything.
The family would like to thank Karmano's Cancer Center, Dr. Simon and Maria Gird, and McClaren Hospice for their incredible compassion and care of Carolyn and her family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamston Roadhouse, Williamston, MI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals of Southwest Michigan https://link.edgepilot.com/s/c24c4946/8XjJ6VqbhUCGiMjp_ORw7w?u=https://spcaswmich.networkforgood.com/
Celebration of Life
Saturday, July 17, 2021
May 22, 2021
I am Carolyn’s niece, it has taken me a very long time to write my “memory” because I have too many to even count.
My aunt was one of the most important women in my life, life without her is not a life any of us want to live. We do find comfort in knowing she is free of pain ❤️
I love you, Aunt Carolyn & I will forever be searching for you.
May 14, 2021
My family from Olive Hill went to visit Carolyn's family in Michigan when all us cousins were little. We packed up all the adults , kids and food and headed to the lake. When we got to the lake someone ask where is Carolyn? In all the confusion we had forgotten Carolyn. Needless to say we turned around and headed back home. When we got back home there was little Carolyn maybe 3 yrs old. She had thrown some things and broken them but then she found a box of band aids and was very calmly sitting on the sofa putting band aides all over her arms and legs . It sure wasn't funny then but her and I had a good laugh about it just several months ago. To this day I don't remember if we went back to the lake but I will never forget The day we forgot Carolyn. I love you Carolyn, and I am still looking forward to that Cousin Reunion.........
May 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Carolyn was a lovely woman, always smiling. She will be missed by many...My Sincere Sympathy,