Age 80, passed away on May 2, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 7, 1935, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Oscar and Lora (Corson) Wild. Married to Thomas Pentoney, they shared 40 years of life together. Employed with the Lansing School District for 35 years, she touched the lives of hundreds of children, including those with special needs. For many years, she taught tiny tot swim and gave piano lessons. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, fine arts and spending time with family and friends. She loved animals, especially wolves, but what she loved the most was teaching and sharing her knowledge with others.
Carol is survived by her husband, Thomas; 4 children, Christine (Neil) Melancon of Bath, MI, James (Sharon) Marshall of Paw Paw, MI, Catherine Ireland of Midland, MI and William (Paula) Anderson of Mason, MI; 8 grandchildren, Rachel (Fred), Joshua, Jennifer, Amber (Josh), Cherie, Tiffeny (Fred), Daniel (Megan), Lora (Ray); 11 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Brianna, Warren, Miranda, Trevor, Conner, Brayden, Gavin, Maelie, Cadence & James; 1 brother, Dr. David (Shari) Wild; and 1 sister, Barbara (Nelson) Simkins.
A memorial service will be held at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a service organization of your choice or Hospice of Lansing.