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“We still remember fondly our 11-1/2 years in Springfield with the Thomas's, square dancing, after dance parties ending in over the top breakfasts,...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ken & Bunny Massey - IL

“Mary and I send our love and deepest condolences to the entire family. Very sorry not to be able to attend in person, but had a chance to watch the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Boomgard - Bethesda, MD

“Sincere sympathies to the entire Thomas family. Your Mother was a blessing to everyone she knew. And Best Friends with her neighbor Beverly. Wishing...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Gary & Shelia Shelton - Friend

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4 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Barrett - Battle Creek, MI

“We have known Carolyn and the family for so many years, a wonderful family and great friends. We are sorry for your loss but know she is back with...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jack and Lorrie Pursley - MI

“I am sorry for your loss. Strength for the family and blessings. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jessica Alamo - Portage, MI

“Dear Mike and Family - I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. What a full life it appeared she lived and what great memories you must have of...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Deb Anderson - Kalamazoo, MI


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Carolyn Jeanne Thomas of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on July 26, 2021, surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on December 11, 1933 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Verne and Evelyn Wiederhold. She graduated from Battle Creek Central and attended Western Michigan University. On January 30, 1954, she married Robert Thomas, the love of her life. They were married for 53 years until Bob's death in 2007.

She retired from the Springfield School System where she taught reading. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, sewing, crochet. She and Bob loved spending time with family, including vacations to upper Michigan, family gatherings during "balloon week" and chasing their children and grandchildren to many of their sporting events and school related activities. In later years they enjoyed traveling.

Carolyn is survived by 4 boys: Mike (Robyn), Jeff (Holly), Greg (Catherine) and Steve (Susan), 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services to celebrate Carolyn's life will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 2nd, officiated by Rev. James S. Codde. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. A livestream of the service will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/580363484. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations to be sent to Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.