Carolynn Lee Thorne
Carolynn Lee Thorne, age 74, of Cedar Lake passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Laurel’s of Mt. Pleasant. Carolynn was born on July 6, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Elmer and LaVergne (Anders) Reynolds. She was raised in the Kalamazoo area graduating from Portage High School in 1959 and continued her education, graduating from Kalamazoo Community College.
Carolynn was employed for several years as a legal secretary by Barns Research in Grand Rapids and Wolverine, MI. Her hobbies included crocheting, cooking, spending time with her family, watching football and Nascar. Carolynn was a member of the Cedar Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church. On March 23, 1996, Carolyn married William Carl Thorne at the Cedar Lake Chapel.
Carolynn is survived by her husband, William; step-children: Tony (Jennifer) Bailey of Traverse City, Neil (Mel) Knopek of Traverse City and Alden Knopek of Grand Blanc; a special niece, Kandie Ann Cole; seven step grandchildren; two brothers: Barry (Karen) Reynolds of Lansing and Chris Phillip (Sheila) Reynolds of Lansing; two sisters, Sharon (Roger) Murphy- Pepper of Lansing and Linda (Terry) Goldberg of Lansing.
Carolynn was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and LaVergne.
A funeral service to celebrate Carolynn’s life has been scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Neri officiating. The family will receive the support of extended family and friends at a visitation scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, Edmore and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on October 16 (one hour prior to the service) at the church. Interment will be at the Cedar Lake Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolynn’s honor may be made payable to Brigham Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses.
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