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Carolyn Kay ThalerCarolyn Kay Thaler age 73, of Grand Rapids, MI died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Boulder Creek Assisted Living in Rockford, MI. Carolyn was born on September 25, 1945 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Ellis C. and Ruth (Millard) Balcom. Carolyn is survived by: 5 Daughters: Tania (Ed) DuBeau of Maryland, Elisabeth (David) Wildey of Maryland, Christina (Jason) Kolenda of Belding, Cara (Matt) Kerwin of Rockford, and Lindsey (Armando) Rivas. 5 Sons: Dave (Kaylene) Thaler of Washington, Adam (Amie) Thaler of Washington, Jay (Richelle) Thaler of Washington, Joseph (Randi) Thaler of Wyoming, MI and Daniel (Marissa) Thaler of Lansing. 11 Grandsons and 11 Granddaughters. 2 Sisters: Margaret Kentro of California and Jane (Gary) Meerman of Conklin. 2 Brothers: Jack Balcom and Jim (Kathleen) Balcom both of Allendale. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 2780 Leonard Street in Grand Rapids, MI. The family will be at the church 1 hour prior to service to greet friends. Those who wish to give memorial donations instead of flowers may donate to Carolynâ€™s favorite charity, the LDS Humanitarian fund at https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.
Dear Family of Carolyn Thaler: Please accept my sincerest condolences at the passing of your dear mother. She was a dear friend to all, especially to me as I was new to the GR area. We all will miss her sweet spirit. I so appreciated her kindness to me and our friendship. With love and prayers to you, Lorrie Stark
Lorrie Lou Stark Nov 14 2018 3:31 AM
So sorry for your loss. She is a wonderful woman with an amazing family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie (Stark) Barlow Nov 13 2018 11:10 AM
Cara, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. I know she must have been wonderful to raise such a kind daughter.
Cheryl Beute Nov 12 2018 7:22 PM
I am so sorry for the loss that all of you feel. May Heavenly Father bless you with the peace that passes all understanding.
Francene Molnar Nov 11 2018 4:27 PM
Losing a parent is never easy. Carolyn aka mama Thaler to me was a sweet woman. She always had a smile for me and welcomed me as an honorary daughter and best friend to Betsey. She will be sorely missed. I hope that the family will find comfort in knowing she is free and no longer suffering as she continues her work on the other side. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I wish I could be there in person to say good-bye.
Rachael Nuzzaco Nov 11 2018 12:14 PM