Carolyn received her bachelor’s degree from DePau University and her master’s from MSU. She was a Mary Poppins nursery school teacher for over 35 years. She was very active in her church, especially with Christian education. Carolyn was a dancer, enjoyed playing golf, and especially loved to watch her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a huge Spartan fan and was a longtime season ticket holder for MSU football and basketball. She also loved her great-granddog, Champ.
She is survived by her children, Cecilia (John) Anderson, Amy (Arthur) Celentino, and Gregory (Colleen) Stauffer; grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Phillip and Katie; and brother, William (Katherine) Gipe. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Ronald in 1996.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa, Lansing. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lansing.