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Carolyn J. Brothers

December 14, 1945 September 1, 2019
Carolyn J. Brothers
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Carolyn Joan Brothers, age 73 of Greenville, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Greenville.  She was born December 14, 1945 in Birmingham, Michigan, the daughter of Lloyd and Estelle (Bannen) Cooper.  On October 19, 1963, she married Gaylord Brothers.  She was a devoted mother and dedicated grandmother.  Carolyn loved to play slow pitch softball, and enjoyed over 25 years of playing.  She treasured her memories of managing, coaching and pitching for the Jorgensen team.  She was an admirer of President Abraham Lincoln and loved Elvis Presley’s music.  She enjoyed camping, motorcycling, and snowmobiling with family for many years.  She was a Christmas enthusiast.  Her music, decorations, and excessive gift giving brought joy to all who knew her.  Carolyn and Gaylord built their dream home out of cedar in 1986, and enjoyed hosting family and guests very much.  She worked at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company until 1989.  Gaylord preceded Carolyn in death in 2013 in their 50th year of marriage.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Bobbi Lake and siblings, Don Cooper, Marilyn Cooper (twin), and Janice Tice.  She is survived by her daughter, Jodi (Craig) Dakauskas; grandchildren, Nathan Hammond, Anthony Lake, Samantha Dakauskas, and Craig Dakauskas II; great granddaughter, Sassy Hammond; sister, Barbara Lutz; and many nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2019 at Hurst Funeral Home, with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to the service.  Rev. Jason Dillingham will serve as officiant.  Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville.  Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.


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Visitation

Friday

6

Sep

12:00 PM 9/6/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 9/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
Hurst Funeral Home

1801 W Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838

Hurst Funeral Home
1801 W Washington Street Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Service

Friday

6

Sep

1:00 PM 9/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
Hurst Funeral Home

1801 W Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838

Hurst Funeral Home
1801 W Washington Street Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Home Cemetery Final Resting Place

Merritt Drive
Greenville, MI 48838

Merritt Drive Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association- Greater Michigan Chapter

2944 Fuller Ave. NE, Suite 101
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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